After two years of hosting A Time to Shine virtually, we are excited to be back in-person in 2022! Join IAFC and 200 corporate, community and civic leaders, partners, advocates, and early childhood professionals at Walden Chicago, a cool and spacious, century-old industrial style building in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood.
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.
Our experienced Parent Consultants help make finding desirable child care less stressful.
IAFCs Family Resource team can help eligible families access financial assistance to pay for child care.
We offer the tools and training providers need to perform at their best for the families and children they serve.
IAFC specializes in supports and resources for child care and early learning programs.
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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The CCAP phone appointments are available for parents and care and education providers. Appointments are scheduled in 30 minute increments from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Monday-Friday.
We, the Village seeks to ensure all Illinois children can receive the child care and early education they need, and parents want, from birth to kindergarten.
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