Professional Development

The Ounce is committed to building a highly-skilled early childhood workforce capable of improving outcomes for the children of Illinois and the nation.

Our expertise in training is based on our experience developing, testing and refining innovative programs. Our trainings help early childhood professionals use research results to most effectively serve low-income children and their families.

Achieve OnDemand™

The Ounce offers online professional development for home visitors and supervisors across the country. Achieve OnDemand was developed by home visiting experts specifically for professionals in the field. Learn more about available, relevant learning experiences including live webinars and self-paced trainings.

Lead Learn Excel™

The Ounce is supporting instructional leaders in Illinois’ school- and center-based early learning programs as they work to improve their standing in the state’s ExceleRate system.

Training: Illinois

The Ounce provides technical assistance and consultation for more than 40 partner agencies in Illinois. Our teams help organizations build capacity to successfully operate a home visiting, doula, or Early Head Start/Head Start programs. We emphasize the importance of full implementation of program models and create solutions to meet the ongoing challenges of operations, staffing, supervision, and funding.

Technical Assistance & Consultation

The Ounce provides technical assistance and consultation for more than 40 partner agencies in Illinois. Our teams help organizations build capacity to successfully operate a home visiting, doula, or Early Head Start/Head Start programs. We emphasize the importance of full implementation of program models and create solutions to meet the ongoing challenges of operations, staffing, supervision, and funding.