Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) recognizes the critically important role of early learning programs in building a firm foundation that allows children to reach their academic and social potential. Creating high-quality and highly effective learning environments requires skilled and committed leaders and teachers to foster positive outcomes for children.
Effective teachers engage in reflective practice; continuous child assessment; and utilize curricula that support whole-child development. Strong program leadership is also required to ensure positive outcomes for children and increase the capacity of classroom teachers.
Illinois Action for Children’s Consultation Services engages early childhood program leaders to provide support to teachers through coaching, mentoring, professional development, training, and technical assistance. Illinois Action for Children’s integrated suite of consultation services covers the topics of: