Supporters can attend or sponsor an event, early childhood professionals can learn more about the field, and new friends can become pioneers of a new future.

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Improving Kindergarten Transitions

Register to join us on January 24, 2018 at 3pm (CT) for a District Leaders Peer Learning Community Conversation. This time we’ll discuss reaching families experiencing challenging barriers to access.

National Home Visiting Summit

From January 31–February 2, 2018, the Ounce will once again convene researchers, advocates, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the key issues impacting the home visiting field.

Connected Women

On February 8, 2018 at Venue SIX10, this women’s leadership forum will focus on the economics of inclusive workplace practices.

Early Childhood Advocacy Day

Join us April 10, 2018 in Springfield, IL (or virtually online) for your chance to talk to your legislators on behalf of Illinois’ children and families.

Annual Luncheon

Join more than 850 early childhood champions and the Ounce for our Annual Luncheon this spring—save the date: Tuesday, April 24, 2018!  We’re thrilled to announce that our speaker this year will be Dr. Nadine Burke Harris.