Hello my name is Schamaki Bryant and I am looking to promote my home daycare. I am currently non exempt so I can except three kids, I also started at the age of two. Please feel free to reach out to me at 773–936-8711
Illinois Action For Children has great training programs for Teachers and people working in the field of Early Childhood Education. I'm a Teacher and I've taken several trainings sponsored by them. I just finished a second training 3 days ago. I'm just grateful that they offer providers the resources to access and take the trainings. The only thing that I'd like them to work on for the new year is, having a better phone system. It is extremely hard to reach them via telephone to sign up for trainings. I'd like them to consider working with another ticket service with an option to input our Gateway number in through the service. That would be extremely helpful when they host another Early Childhood Symposium at City Colleges of Chicago.
Our agency is so thankful for our partnership with AFC in supporting working families and providing continuous professional development for our early educators! The work that AFC does on behalf of Illinois early learners is invaluable!
Illinois Action for Children is a great public policy and advocate agency for the families of Illinois. They were instrumental in helping restore eligibility requirements in childcare subsidies which helped over 20,000 families regain access to child care. AFC is a great non-profit that far exceeds expectations in serving children and families.
I support Illinois Action for Children because they are dedicated to providing the children and families of IL with top quality early childhood education. They are a voice for those who need them most as they continue to positively impact families and communities through innovative education and leadership. In times like these, we need Illinois Action for Children more than ever!
I’ve been very fortunate to collaborate with Illinois Action for Children in the capacity of a volunteer as well as a donor. Over several years of working with this amazing organization, I continue to be impressed by the support that IAFC provides to the most vulnerable children and families in our community. The time that I have spent as a volunteer on the Associates Board has been incredibly rewarding, and the passion of other volunteers who support IAFC is wonderful to see. The company that I work for was honored to donate a full classroom of materials to help in the mission of Early Childhood Education Matters. I have also worked with IAFC to create innovated learning environments that will enable many children to have the best opportunity possible to grow and learn. The staff at IAFC is dedicated, always giving back, encouraging others, and they are truly making our community a better place to live!
Action for Children is an incredibly valuable early childhood resource, trainer and advocacy leader for Illinois. ACF's team not only supports childcare providers with knowledge and financial resources, they are a strong and consistent advocate advancing high-quality education, accountability and justice for Illinois' children and families - regardless of income, race, zip code, documentation status or family make-up.
Most recently, I had the opportunity to work with Illinois Action for Children as a volunteer for their annual fundraiser, A Night to Shine . It was a tremendous opportunity to engage with IAFC staff members and champions of the organization. Everyone I met was equally passionate about the mission and vision of IAFC and it was wonderful to see so much support for the organization while volunteering at the fundraiser.
After teaching preschool in the city of Chicago myself, I have seen first hand the positive impact this amazing organization has had on the most vulnerable children and families in IL. Their dedication to to children, families, and communities is contagious and I very much look forward to continuing to engage with IAFC for years to come.
I have had the opportunity to work with IL Action for Children as a volunteer on their Associates Board. I have seen first hand the positive impact this amazing organization has had on the most vulnerable children and families in IL. Whether it's raising money to fund a brand new playground for Chicago's most vulnerable children so that they have a safe place to play or seeing how they create state of the art early childhood centers, money raised for this organization goes to support their mission of developing and supporting strong families and powerful communities where children matter most.
Illinois Action for Children is a great organization, and behind it we discovered a great group of people. Planting and beautifying the area merely symbolizes the growth that the folks on the inside are doing... both young and old alike, making children and families a priority. I'm thankful I got to be a small part of it. Let us know if you need our help again for this very worthy nonprofit!
What a great opportunity I had to join some colleagues for a day of planting flowers, cleaning up the grounds and interacting with the children. I had the chance to paint pots with one of the classrooms and had a blast! The children were so excited to have this opportunity and so engaged with their teachers. The staff we worked with at IL Action for Children was outstanding! These wonderful people are so dedicated to the children and really making a difference. Being able to give back for a day and witness the great work being done is something I'll never forget. I highly encourage others to consider this nonprofit and see all that they do.
We had the pleasure of working with Illinois Action For Children a few weeks ago, and it was incredible to see how this organization works with the children and the community. We only got to see a "snap-shot" of just 1 day, but the dedication and commitment to the Children of the community by the faculty and staff was incredible to see. Personally, I got to work directly with the children, and it was amazing to me. Every set of eyes lit up planting the vegetables, and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had. To see those smiles on all of their faces made it an experience I will not forget. I HIGHLY recommend getting involved, not only b/c it is the right thing to do, but the it can truly make a difference.
This is a great organization to help our youth. We worked with this group to help not only beautify the grounds, but help the children plant vegetables they can take home to their family. If you have a few hours to spar, I would highly suggest spending some time volunteering for this well respected organization.
As part of our community outreach we look for charities that we can do more than just donate money to. Not that money is not important but working together as human beings and showing we care matters just as much. Illinois Action for Children gave us the perfect opportunity to do just that. We got a team of over a dozen employees together and did a school beautification day. We planted flowers and shrubs, we fixed up the playground, and helped the kids plant some things that will grow like they are! We helped create an environment where young children who may not have a ton of advantages can feel good about going to learn. I hope some of the children got a chance to see their community does care about them and they are our future. I cant thank IAFC enough for this great chance to come together and do some good in the world.