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

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Our Work in Washington State

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) works together with public and private partners to promote comprehensive birth-to-five learning experiences for all children in Washington state.

What We Do

Policy & Advocacy

Through administrative and legislative advocacy, we seek to inform, create and strengthen conditions that enable equitable access to high-quality services for our state’s youngest children — prenatal through age 5 — and their families across Washington state.

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Washington State

Publication and Resources

Learn more about our work in Washington state and access relevant resources and publications.