Why Early Learning Matters

Inequality starts at birth, and the negative impacts last a lifetime. But overwhelming research has proven that quality early childhood programs can change the trajectory of a child’s life.

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Our Mission

Start Early advances quality early learning for families with children, before birth through their earliest years, to help close the opportunity gap.

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What We Do

Our comprehensive approach to early learning and care applies our deep expertise in program, policy and research so that children, families and educators can thrive.

Our Approach

Our Reach

From our roots directly serving families and children on Chicago’s South Side and in rural Illinois, we have expanded to impact programs and policies nationwide.

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