Our Programs

Building strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.

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Accessible, Affordable Child Care and Early Learning Programs in Illinois

Find early learning and child care programs and services designed based on the latest research and policy.

Working together with communities across Illinois, we’re making high-quality child care and early learning programs available to all children and families.

Explore 25+ Programs Designed in Collaboration with the Community

Discover programs and early childhood education options designed to support everyone committed to the wellbeing of children in our communities.

Need help with CCAP?

Illinois Action for Children is the largest Child Care Assistance Program supporting the Cook County region. See how families and providers work with us to find and pay for child care in Illinois.

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Early Child Development Programs Based on Research and Policy

At Illinois Action for Children, we design and evolve our early childhood programs based on the latest research and policy.

As the largest child care resource and referral agency in Cook County, our programs continually evolve as we discover through our research and advocate for evidence-based policies.

“Over several years of working with this amazing organization, I continue to be impressed by the support that IAFC provides to the most vulnerable children in our community.”

A. Vaghasiya |Nonprofit Reviewer

Featured Program

Home Visits for Pregnant Women and Young Families

Parent educators work with pregnant women, young families, and children from birth to 3 years old to provide a strong foundation for success in school and in life.

Learn more about Home Visits

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Become Part of We, the Village

Collaborate with us so all children in Illinois receive the child care and early education they need and parents want — from birth to kindergarten.

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Quality Child Care Tips and Checklists

Discover what to look for in your search for quality child care.

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