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Phone 312-823-1100

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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AOK IL Program Coordinator: 312- 793-2748 Cicero AOK- Phone: 708-222-4503

The primary focus of AOK Networks is to promote healthy pregnancies and the positive growth and development of all children birth to five and their parents/caregivers.

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Children’s Defense Fund

Phone 800-233-1200

Advocacy on behalf of children, especially children at risk and children with disabilities.

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Council for Exceptional Children – The Division for Early Childhood

Phone 310-428-7209

Promotes policies and practices that support families and enhance optimal development of young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays and disabilities.

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Interfaith Leadership Project

Phone: 708-652-7711      Email:

Interfaith Leadership Project's Mission is to call to collaboration communities of faith and organizations to create positive change in Berwyn and Stickney by fostering a united voice through organizing people, promoting civic engagement and developing leadership for social justice.

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Latino Policy Forum

Phone 312-376-1766

Latino Policy Forum facilitates the involvement of Latinos at all levels of public decision-making. The Latino Policy Forum conducts analysis to inform, influence, and lead. Its goals are to improve education outcomes, advocate for affordable housing, promote just immigration policies, and engage diverse sectors of the community, with an understanding that advancing Latinos advances a shared future.

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Ounce of Prevention Fund

Phone 312-922-3863

The Ounce of Prevention Fund champions evidence-based programs that promote the healthy development of vulnerable young children and narrow the academic achievement gap. Ounce also promotes comprehensive early childhood systems that ensure access to high-quality programs for low-income families.

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Voices for Illinois Children

Phone 312-456-0600

Information and advocacy about issues affecting children and their families.

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