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The Ounce translates field-tested approaches to training early childhood educators into research-validated professional development offerings, available both in-person and online. From core knowledge-building courses to intensive fellowships, professional development from the Ounce is the gold standard for high-quality early childhood education, driving better outcomes for children and families.

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Early Education Essentials is the only available measurement system for early education providing leaders with an assessment of their organization’s culture. Leaders will learn to make incremental changes through rapid improvement cycles, and foster a collaborative approach to work that results in positive staff, family, and child outcomes.


Join us to stay up-to-date on our Leader Fellowship, where leaders will learn how to harness the power of collaboration to build lasting, transformational change and strong, engaged early childhood teams.


Learn about our online professional development platform for home visitors, supervisors, and other family engagement professionals with learning opportunities including self-paced courses, webinars, and easy-to-use resources.


Learn about Educare Best Practices Training, a professional development series that helps practitioners develop their knowledge, behavior and practices to meet the increasingly rigorous early education quality standards.