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Professional Development Offerings

From decades of experience supporting teachers, leaders, and home visitors across Illinois, and the nation, the Ounce has designed a portfolio of in-person and online training programs that help early childhood professionals deliver high-quality learning experiences to drive better outcomes for children and families.

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Learn more about Early Education Essentials – the only available measurement system for early education environments providing leaders with a full assessment of their organization’s climate and conditions. Leaders will learn to make incremental changes through rapid improvement cycles, and foster a collaborative approach to work that results in positive staff, family, and child outcomes.
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Join us to stay up-to-date on our Leader Fellowship, where leaders will learn how to harness the power of collaboration to build lasting, transformational change and strong, engaged early childhood teams.
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Learn more about our online professional development platform for home visitors, supervisors, and other family engagement professionals with learning opportunities including self-paced courses, webinars, and easy-to-use resources.
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Learn more about Educare Best Practices Training, a professional development series that helps practitioners develop their knowledge, behavior and practices to meet the increasingly rigorous early education quality standards.