Responding to COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, with each day, it is becoming clearer that this isn’t going to be a short-term crisis. As a leader in early childhood development, the Ounce is working hard to ensure that early childhood professionals, who continue to be on the front lines of this pandemic, and families across the nation have the resources and tools they need to weather this unpredictable storm.

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Chicago Families Need Your Help

Our early childhood programs in Chicago do so much more than provide children with a quality education. They are places local families rely on for affordable meals, child care, health care and other essential services—and now they need your help.

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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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