What We Do
Early Learning Programs & Support
Start Early Programs in Illinois
We work directly with children and families, providing doula and home visiting services and quality center-based care that ensures children are ready to transition to kindergarten.
Home Visiting & Doula Network
Our network partners and supports community agencies across Illinois to deliver doula and home visiting services to children and families.
Early Head Start & Head Start Network
As a federal Head Start grantee, Start Early partners with community-based agencies to deliver quality early learning and care in Chicago.
Professional Learning Network
Our network provides statewide training, technical assistance and coaching to support the professional growth that is essential for quality programs to achieve effective child and parent outcomes.
We conduct rigorous research and program evaluations in Illinois to validate, optimize and scale our work across the country.
Policy & Advocacy
Our policy and advocacy work is deeply rooted in our home state of Illinois, where we seek to shape the state’s early childhood system through legislative, administrative and grassroots advocacy.
Resources & News
Learn more about our work in Illinois and access relevant resources and publications.
Support Our Work
Together, when we start early, we can close the opportunity gap and ensure every child has a chance to reach their full potential.
Resources for Professionals
From interactive courses to engaging events, we support educators in building powerful practices that transform teaching and learning.