Illinois Action for Children Home

Building Strong Families & Powerful Communities

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Find Child Care

Our experienced Parent Consultants help make finding desirable child care less stressful.

Pay for Child Care

IAFCs Family Resource team can help eligible families access financial assistance to pay for child care.

Professional Development Training

We offer the tools and training providers need to perform at their best for the families and children they serve.

CCAP and Other Program Supports

IAFC specializes in supports and resources for child care and early learning programs.

What We Champion

We know, with scientific certainty, that the earliest years of life are the most important for educational achievement, social productivity, economic stability, emotional wellbeing, and lifelong health. With that in mind, our goal is to create a just system for child care and early education that ensures racially and economically equitable outcomes for all children.

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IAFC Action Alerts & News

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    » Chicago students return to school after a tentative deal between teachers and the city. But concerns about Covid-19 remain. (CNN) ...

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    » COVID vaccine proof in Chicago, Cook County for bars, restaurants and indoor venues takes effect   (ABC 7 Chicago) ...

  • Weekly News: December 8, 2021

    Blog Entry

    » Pritzker announces $300 million in relief grants for Illinois childcare providers   (WGN 9) » Pfizer could have vaccine ...