Our Policy Resources
We are working to ensure state and federal policies support families, providers and programs affected by this crisis by providing counsel and support to state leaders and governments and mobilizing our network of advocacy organizations with the latest information and opportunities for action. Learn More.
the COVID-19 health crisis.
Early Childhood Connector
Over the course of the last year, the Ounce has worked with a group of early childhood organizations, community leaders and experts to design a shared online community – the Early Childhood Connector – for our field to connect and share, in real-time, the great work the early childhood community is doing. While this platform will ultimately become a broader knowledge-sharing community for the early childhood field – the ECConnector has launched early to facilitate a more collaborative response to the COVID-19 crisis.
Join today so we can all work more efficiently to respond to the urgent needs facing our families and children!
Our Parent Resources
The Ounce is working to help families feel equipped to continue supporting their children’s healthy growth by providing developmentally appropriate activities during this difficult time.
Supporting Chicago Families
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread across the country, the health and well-being of the children and families in the Ounce’s early childhood programs in Chicago remain our top priority. Since early March, the Ounce has been focused on providing our families with the supports needed to navigate this unprecedented time.