Here’s Why You Should Check Out IAFCs Early Learning Programs
All IAFC Early Learning Programs are available at no cost for eligible families. Our programs are supported by state funding from the Illinois State Board of Education, federal funding from the Office of Head Start, and contributions from corporations and individual donors.
Since 1969, Illinois Action for Children has been dedicated to creating the foundational conditions that allow young children to reach their full potential in school and in life. As a state and national leader in early childhood care and education, IAFCs programs, services and advocacy improve learning and life outcome for children and families, including reducing the effects of poverty. Our goal is for all children from diverse social, economic, and cultural backgrounds to thrive.
Research shows that the first five years of life are the most important for healthy brain development, and that contributes to lifelong wellbeing and achievement. That's why IAFCs Early Learning Programs are based on close partnerships with the adults in children's lives. It is through this approach that together, we can help prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn and succeed!