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Supporting Children & Families

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) conducts research and program evaluations that support better learning environments for all children and their families.

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Through nearly 40 years of work, we know staring early has the biggest impact on children and families.

We evaluate and study children’s experiences and outcomes in early education settings, with a focus on the schools in the Educare Learning Network. Our research aims to identify the programs and supports that are most effective in advancing young children’s learning and development. We also conduct research that generates evidence-based practices that support a family’s active engagement in their children’s learning, while also improving the quality of parent-practitioner relationships.

Supporting Children & Families

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