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Illinois Action for Children Continues to Hire U.S. Veterans!

Illinois Action for Children Continues to Hire U.S. Veterans!

An action for children is always a noble act. In their Facebook post, the Illinois Action for Children Organization quoted the award-winning broadcast journalist and talk show host, Tamron Hall's line: “The reality is you don’t get to pick your parents and you don’t get to pick your ZIP code...and that ZIP code determines so much about your life.” Children do not deserve to be underprivileged just because of the location where they are born into. It is for this very noble reason that Illinois Action for Children (IAFC) makes an impact in the lives of children and families living in ZIP codes with the least number of resources in Cook County and beyond. IAFC gives them the chance to positively change the trajectory of their lives.

Illinois Action for Children has been a long-time partner of HireVeterans Job Board. We have been writing about them consistently throughout the years. IAFC is a proud Equal Opportunity Employer. Needless to say, their yearly affiliation with our job board proves that they welcome veterans and military spouses into their organization with open arms. They offer quite a few positions in the fields of:

  • Child care resources (for families and child care providers)
  • Early childhood education
  • Family and community engagement
  • Policy and Innovation
  • Community-building and organizing
  • Organizational operations and support

From entry- to executive-level, IAFC looks for team members who can share in their mission and vision and embody their core capabilities:

  • Customer Focus
  • Competent People
  • Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Communication
  • Clear Priorities
  • Accountability

Extensive Benefits Packages

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO); 23 days in the first year
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Discounted Movie Tickets


"Strong Families, Powerful Community"

The above line is Illinois Action for Children's main approach to child development, preschool education and other family and community supports. It is with this commitment that IAFC remains a state and national leader in the early care and education community.

Illinois Action for Children is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to quality, accessible early learning and care opportunities for children. It was founded by Sylvia Cotton back in 1969. More than 50 years later, IAFC now has nearly 600 employees representing more than 20 programs and service across their four sites.

Illinois Action for Children's consistent outreach with low-income, hard-to-reach families, has led them to better understand and implement effective and innovative programs to ensure that early care and education, and other opportunities, are accessible to the children most in need. 

IAFC Guiding Principles for:


  • Consistent, stable, and nurturing care;
  • Exceptional-quality child care and early education; and
  • Access to services that support their overall health and well-being.


  • Reliable information and resources that will empower them to make the best decisions for their families.


  • Well-trained, educated, and resourced professionals that deliver high-quality programs to support every child.


  • Must be universal and fully coordinated to empower families, providers, and communities to access essential services at any point of entry.