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Resources for Professionals

From interactive courses to engaging events, Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) helps educators build powerful practices that transform teaching and learning.

Start Early Professional Development

Team-driven. Targeted. Transforming. Our portfolio of professional development solutions builds a capable, confident early childhood workforce. Discover the resources that are right for you!

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Resources & News

Explore online resources, from webinars to blogs to implementation tips, written by Start Early experts.


Call on our team of program, policy, and research experts to support your leaders in improving state and community early learning systems.

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State-Based Resources & Support

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Start Early in IL

Our work to improve early learning in Illinois includes supporting children, families, early childhood professionals and policymakers.

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Start Early in WA

We work hand-in-hand with public and private partners to promote comprehensive birth-to-5 learning experiences for all children in Washington State.

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