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Early Head Start & Head Start Network

As a federal Head Start grantee, Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) partners with community-based agencies to deliver quality early learning and care across Illinois.

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In 1985, Start Early launched the Early Head Start & Head Start Network to provide early learning services to young children and their families living in under-resourced communities in Chicago. As a federal Head Start grantee, Start Early convenes our delegate agencies in a network designed to continually improve our practice. Each network member brings deep community relationships, unique perspectives and strategies to strengthen the early childhood field.

Early Head Start & Head Start Network

Start Early partners with the following community agencies to deliver quality early learning and care to more than 1,400 children and families across Illinois.