Change the First Five Years, Change Everything

Nearly 5 million children under the age of 5 live in poverty in the U.S. and the majority don’t have access to high-quality early childhood programs that could dramatically improve their future. The first five years of a child’s life are critical for setting the foundations for lifelong health, learning and success. Together, we change the course for our youngest learners.

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Professional Development Offerings

Learn about our training and professional learning experiences, based on decades of experience and expertise in the Early Childhood Education sector. Our cutting-edge offerings, which include both in-person and online options, have been validated by comprehensive research, and are designed for ECE leaders, teachers, and home visiting professionals across the U.S. By supporting teachers and early childhood practitioners, we can positively impact our nation’s children. Get started on your professional development journey today.

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News & Updates


We need your vote

The Ounce has submitted a panel proposal to the SXSW EDU conference on innovation in early education. Click to read more about our panel and panelists, and to vote, click below.

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Preparing students for the next step

This summer, Educare Chicago and several Ounce partners are working together to ensure that students and families are ready for the next chapter in the student’s life.

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Share your back-to-school advice

Use our new Ounce Voices selfie video system to make a short, one-minute video sharing your advice for parents as their children head back to school.

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