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Building Strong Families & Powerful Communities 


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YOU can change children’s lives right now!

Your unrestricted gift to IAFC means you are directly impacting efforts to build a just and equitable Illinois in which every child has access to the high-quality early childhood programs and community and family resources they need to thrive in school and in life.

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The MWLI Emerging Leaders Fellowship Program is Open for New Applicants

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.  Learn More...

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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