The Ounce stands in solidarity with the Black community—enough is enough

The Ounce of Prevention Fund’s work to provide a bright and just future for all children would not be possible without recognizing that each child, family and community has been uniquely impacted and traumatized by generations of institutional racism and long-tolerated inequities. As an organization committed to making sure that children, particularly our youngest learners, […]

Using ASQ in a Virtual Environment

Special Release of ASQ-3 Questionnaires ASQ®-3 English questionnaire files are available in an alternate format designed to support customers during the COVID-19 health crisis. Learn More.

How One Affiliate Has Adapted

by Deborah Barnett, Supervisor – Illinois Action for Children During this pandemic, Illinois Action for Children’s Parent Educators have been on the front lines working with families to make sure that essential needs are being met. As soon as the quarantine began, the team began to make diaper deliveries to families that needed them until our […]

How-To’s for the Ounce Institute

Registered for an upcoming webinar? Where do you find the webinar information? Great questions! Here is the information that you need to know about your upcoming webinar: The Ounce Institute will send out the webinar information along with any handouts for the webinar the day before. Please add us to your contacts to prevent our […]

Early Childhood Connector

Work in early childhood? Join the Early Childhood Connector (ECC).  The #ecconnector is an online community for the EC field to connect, share ideas, curate best practices and elevate the work that’s happening across the country. While this platform will ultimately become a broader knowledge-sharing community for the early childhood field – the Connector has launched early to […]

Ounce Institute Professional Learning Opportunities

Due to COVID-19, the Ounce Institute has converted or created the learning opportunities to be offered in a virtual format and will offer these opportunities listed on the schedule. The learning opportunities are available through the end of May. Please check the Ounce Institute website for additions and updates or contact your Ounce Technical Assistance […]

Supporting Families During a Global Health Crisis

by Constance Gully With the emergence of the COVID-19 coronavirus, at the Parents as Teachers National Center (PATNC), we have been working to ensure that we are proactive in preventing the spread of the virus among our employees and the families we serve. At Parents as Teachers, we view ourselves as one big family, comprised […]

Digital Doulas – home visiting in the age of COVID-19

Despite the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 crisis, pregnant women continue to receive support from Ounce doulas, or childbirth coaches. Read more about how the Ounce’s Healthy Parents & Babies doula, Patricia Ceja-Muhsen, continues to provide support and guidance to pregnant mothers through virtual means. Read the full story here.

Capturing Quality Services: Virtual Visits – PAT Webinar

Documentation in Penelope and Reporting Tuesday, May 12, 202011:00am – 12:30pm CDT With exercise, we all can learn and adjust to something new. Virtual Visits have become a part of our daily lives. Let’s review the in’s and out’s of Virtual Visit documentation for both personal visits, group events, and the reports capturing the data to […]

Parent Educator honored – Women of Distinction Academy

Kendra Stiff is a parent educator at the Alton Parents as Teachers affiliate, where she lives out her passion of helping others. She is one of 12 women being honored at the YWCA Women of Distinction 30th annual ceremony this fall. The ceremony celebrates dynamic women leaders who are making a difference and embody the […]