GFF grantee Ounce of Prevention is now officially known as “Start Early,” Champions for Early Learning. A new release making the announcement said that Start Early “focuses on the idea that starting early and nurturing the attachments between children and adults are essential to a child’s present and future well-being.”
ABC 7 News recently highlighted the nonprofit, “Chicago/Start Early announce partnership to improve local early childhood education”, and its efforts to help the city of Chicago level the playing field for every child.
The city of Chicago is leading the public-private project in partnership with Start Early, formerly the Ounce of Prevention Fund. The multi-year effort seeks to align the prenatal-to-5 systems and supports serving Chicago’s children and families, creating a coordinated early childhood ecosystem that prepares every child in the city to succeed, Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s office said in a statement.