Illinois Action for Children Home

Building Strong Families & Powerful Communities


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Night to shine Join us on Thursday, October 13, 2022, for a dynamic and meaningful evening shining a light on the many members of our village—community and civic leaders, advocates, donors, parents, and partners—who collectively work every day to ensure all children in Illinois, especially those with the greatest needs, receive the early childhood resources and opportunities they need to succeed in school and in life.

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The MWLI is launching the Emerging Leaders Fellowship

MWI Learn more about the Emerging Leaders Fellowship, designed for mid-level early childhood education and care professionals who seek to advance their leadership professionally and civically.

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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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