A New Name for a New Reality: The Ounce is Now Start Early Read More

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Resources for
Families

Parents are a child’s first and best teacher. That’s why Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) assembles resources from our experts that give parents tools to help their children thrive.

Parenting Tips & Activities

From our classroom to your home, discover early childhood resources from our experts that you can use with your little ones to make learning fun!

Start Early Programs in Illinois

Our developmentally-appropriate programs provide high-quality learning and care for our state’s youngest learners.

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