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Building Strong Families & Powerful Communities

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Our work—made possible by your generosity—creates immediate and lasting impacts on the lives of children and families. Your commitment contributes to improving the child care and early education system throughout the state. Your kindness leads to the betterment of humanity and our society overall.



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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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IAFC Action Alerts & News

  • Weekly News: April 6, 2022

    Blog Entry

    » Pritzker signs bill creating paid COVID sick leave for all vaccinated school employees (Chalkbeat) ...

  • Weekly News: March 30, 2022

    Blog Entry

    » What 5 Graphics Tell Us About COVID Vaccine Disparity In Chicago Schools (Block Club Chicago) ...

  • Weekly News: March 23, 2022

    Blog Entry

    » Chicago Elementary School Brings Back Mask Requirement Due to COVID Breakout (NBC Chicago) ...