Professional Development Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunities

Illinois Action for Children is committed to assisting child care providers access funds to help pay for Continuous Quality Improvement to further their work in providing quality education and care for young children (birth through 12 years).

Securing and maintaining funding for professional development can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a wide variety of sources available for funding initiatives. Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) can help you to access funds in categories such as:

Quality Improvement Funding

Illinois Action for Children is committed to assisting child care providers in providing quality education and care for young children (birth through 12 years). One way to do that is with the Quality Improvement (QI) Funds. The QI Funds are offered through Illinois Action for Children to support programs that are choosing to work towards or maintain an ExceleRate™ Illinois Circle of Quality.

There are three quality improvement activities eligible for funding assistance: ExceleRate™ Illinois Cohorts, ExceleRate™ Illinois Training Stipends, and Accreditation Assistance. Please read the enclosed overview and the guidelines to determine which area(s) best meets your needs. Requests may be made in multiple areas.