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

Driving Policy

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) studies and evaluates the policies that affect young children, their families and the professionals that support them.

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Policies and legislation that support quality early childhood experiences are integral to the long-term success of our youngest learners. That is why we are committed to evaluating the policies and systems that impact early learning and care.

Our research aims to promote policy and system changes and improvements at state, local and national levels, with the goal of increasing equitable access to quality early childhood programs and services for every child in America.

Driving Policy

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