It’s nearly here! The PAT Portal and O.L.I.V.E.R. updates we’ve let you know are coming will be here in just a few days! Last minute tips/reminders: There may be some interruptions in access to the PAT Portal over the weekend of August 1–2 while we launch the upgrade and updates. Because of this, we recommend […]
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 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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.