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

Child playing outside at school

What We Do

As leaders in early learning and care, Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) scales our deep expertise across program, policy and research through partnerships across the country.

Our Work

We work directly with children and families, support and train the early childhood workforce, and partner at the local, state, and federal levels to ensure policies put families first. 

Our Reach

Where We Work

National Reach

Through training and partnerships, we bring quality early learning and care to under-resourced communities across the country.

Learn More

Child smiling close up

Start Early in IL: Our Approach

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

Learn More

Start Early in WA: Our Approach

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

Learn More

Resources & News

Stay Connected

Sign up to receive news, helpful tools and learn about how you can help our youngest learners.





corner square pie shape-grid