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

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Careers

Start Early (formerly known as the Ounce) is an energized, future-focused organization devoted to providing quality early learning and care across the country.

Why Work at Start Early

Our desire to close the opportunity gap and create more equitable early learning experiences for our youngest learners guides everything we do. As a leader in early learning and care, we scale our deep expertise across program, policy and research through partnerships across the country.

We are a national organization headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Springfield, Illinois, and remote employees nationwide. In addition, Start Early operates Educare Chicago, an early learning school on Chicago’s South Side. We are recruiting individuals who want to join us in advancing our mission and share a commitment to our core values.

Become part of our rewarding, mission-driven culture. We want our employees to feel empowered, motivated, energized and passionate about the work they do.

Our generous benefit plan includes:

Start Early employee benefits

What I enjoy most about Start Early is the people. My colleagues are passionate and committed to advocating for children and their families.

Angelica Cleveland, Administrative Coordinator, Illinois Policy
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Open Positions

Start Early

Start Early is a national organization headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Seattle, Washington, D.C. and Springfield, Illinois, and remote employees nationwide.

Development

Early Head Start & Head Start Network

Finance

Start Early Washington

Start Early is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

Educare Chicago

Start Early operates Educare Chicago, a state-of-the-art early childhood school in the Grand Boulevard neighborhood that provides infants, toddlers and preschoolers with the best quality care and education.

Start Early is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to our core values by creating an inclusive environment for all staff.

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