We’re committed to helping families. That includes parents, just like you.

Affordable, high-quality early care and education is a necessity for working families. We understand that it can be a struggle to balance work, budgets, and family. This is where Illinois Action for Children can help. Our services connect families to resources for finding, qualifying, and paying for child care and early education programs.

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Introduction to Early Learning Programs

Illinois Action for Children serves pregnant women and families with children up to age five in the west and south suburbs of Cook County. We serve families in center and home-based program options. 

Please download our Parent Handbook for a comprehensive overview our Illinois Action for Children's Early Learning Program.

Parent Handbook | Manual para padres

Parents handbook

Top Box Food Program

llinois Action for Children is pleased to offer you access to Top Box Foods - Great Affordable Food For All! Top Box Foods is a community-based nonprofit with a simple purpose: to offer a variety of delicious and healthy boxes of food at affordable prices. Top Box Food Boxes include fresh fruits and vegetables and frozen meats that are healthy, tasty, and budget-friendly.

Every month, check back here for the new order form. Select the boxes you want. Then, pick up your Top Boxes at the designated locations on the scheduled pick-up days. Please list Illinois Action for Children as the Partner on your order form.

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Orders due: Monday, December 9th by 3pm

Pickup: December 13th & 14th (depending on your site)

Top Box Foods accepts SNAP benefits via LINK Cards as payment for orders. Payments must be made in person on delivery day with the LINK card in hand.