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.

Get Involved All children, all families. A proactive and aggressive policy agenda for child care and early education in Illinois.

Upcoming Events


IAFC Action Alerts & News

  • Blog Entry

    » Here’s Where Families Can Get Vaccinated — Or Get Child Care — During Friday’s COVID-19 Vaccination Awareness Day   (Block Club Chicago) ...

  • Weekly News: October 6, 2021

    Blog Entry

    »   CPS Shortens Quarantine for Students to 10 Days as Testing Struggles ContinueIllinois Offering $1,000 Bonuses To Child Care Workers   (WTTW) ...

  • Weekly News: September 22, 2021

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    Sign up for our weekly newsletter: » Illinois Offering $1,000 Bonuses To Child Care Workers (WBEZ Chicago) » Patients ...