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

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What Shapes Us

Our desire to close the opportunity gap and create more equitable early learning experiences for our youngest learners guides everything we do.

Our Mission

Start Early advances quality early learning for families with children, before birth through their earliest years, to help close the opportunity gap.

Our Vision

Every child has equitable opportunity to reach their full potential to thrive in school and in life.

Our Core Values

Our core values lay the foundation for our identity and the way we do our work. They reflect our ongoing commitment to instilling a culture that makes Start Early a great place to work and supports our role as a catalyst for change.

Start Early Core Value - Empowerment
Empowerment

Listen Well

Start Early Core Value - Appreciation & Respect
Appreciation & Respect

Do What We Say We Will Do

Start Early Core Value - Learning
Learning

Be Curious, Keep Learning

Start Early Core Value - Communication
Communication

Collaborate to Deliver Our Mission

Start Early Core Value - Diversity
Diversity

Drive Change Together

Start Early Core Value - Excellence
Excellence

Focus on Results

Advancing Racial Equity

Applying a racial equity lens to our work is critical to ensuring we deliver on our mission and live out our core values. Through the leadership of our Advancing Racial Equity Taskforce, we are building awareness and advancing racial equity throughout our organization.

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