We hope you can join the Parents as Teachers National Center’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA) virtual Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, December 9th, 2-3 PM CT. Read the full article and register here.

Pritzker Administration to Provide $270 Million in Assistance for Child Care Providers Throughout IL

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) today announced $270 million in funding is available to assist child care providers across the state with reopening in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting today, licensed child care providers that meet the eligibility criteria may apply for Child Care Restoration Grants, […]

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 […]