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


What percentage of low-income children are enrolled in high-quality pre-K?

Access to high-quality early learning experiences can have a life-changing impact on a developing mind. Click to find out the answer below.

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Spotlight on Ounce ambassadors


For more than a decade, the Simon Family have been ambassadors for early childhood education. Find out more about why investing in our earliest learners is so important to them.

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A perspective on newly released early childhood research

The latest study released by Professor Heckman has significant implications for the early childhood field. Hear more from our President about this new research and why it matters.

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