Quality Facilities for All (QFA) is an IFF Initiative dedicated to the expansion, enhancement, and stabilization of infant and toddler programs in high-need communities across Illinois.
QFA is committed to expanding and improving access to infant and toddler care across Illinois by addressing facility quality concerns related to indoor air quality, temperature, ventilation, noise, lighting, classroom furnishing, and outdoor play areas. These factors contribute to high-quality learning environments, which are proven to positively impact infants’ and toddlers’ learning, development, and well-being.
QFA will support providers of infant and toddler programs by providing:
- Grants to expand infant-toddler capacity and/or enhance facility quality in these key areas: indoor air quality, temperature, ventilation, noise reduction, optimal lighting, and quality classroom furniture.
- Leadership and professional development opportunities focused on enhancing provider knowledge on creating and maintaining high quality facilities, developing sustainable financial practices, and applying to capital grant opportunities, including the Illinois Early Childhood Capital Grant.
- Technical assistance to support agencies with facility-related expertise when applying to available federal and state capital grants.
If you’re interested in IFF’s grant program, click here for more information.