For Parents & Families

Find affordable, high-quality child care and early learning programs in Chicago and across the state of Illinois.

Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP)

Get Financial Assistance with Child Care

Find out if you qualify for financial assistance to pay for child care. Learn more about eligibility requirements, find in-network care providers, and get support with the CCAP application process.

Learn More About CCAP

Schedule a 1:1 Appointment 

Schedule a 30-minute phone or walk-in appointment to address all your CCAP needs.

Determine My Eligibility

Use the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) eligibility tool to determine if your family qualifies for financial assistance.

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Discover Head Start and Preschool Early Learning Programs

Our Early Learning Programs provide the important early education young children need to succeed when they start school.

Explore Our Early Learning Programs 

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Finding quality child care and early education for your kids shouldn’t be so hard.

Child Care and Early Learning Programs Built with Purpose

At Illinois Action for Children, we do more than provide programming for children and families in Illinois.

Our research supports these programs, and we use our research to advocate for policies that best serve children and families.

North Lawndale COmmunity Programs

Community Partnerships for Children in North Lawndale

We help families and the community in North Lawndale by delivering programs, education, and resources.

Connect with case managers who listen to your needs, provide resources and basic supplies, and remove barriers preventing your children from attending school daily.

  • Address your family’s unique needs
  • Remove barriers to learning and school
  • Access to and support for basic needs and resources

Learn more about North Lawndale Community Connections

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