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

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) studies and evaluates what it takes to best support early childhood professionals and improve organizational conditions for practitioners in the field.

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Research studies demonstrate that quality early childhood education programs positively impact a child’s academic success for years to come. Yet, many early education programs across the country struggle with implementing high-quality programming. A sole focus on teachers and instruction in early childhood education is insufficient for quality improvement. Our research advances the implementation and improvement of high-quality programs by providing the field with evidence-based strategies and initiatives.

Supporting the Early Childhood Workforce

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