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Welcome to Illinois Kids First!

We’re glad you’re here. The Illinois Federation of Teachers (IFT) built this online resource with parents in mind. We know there’s nothing more important to you as a parent than empowering your child to succeed -  at home, in school and in life. The IFT shares that goal. That's why we work every day to advocate for a high-quality education for every child in Illinois.

The Illinois Kids First Web site is designed to give you the tools you need to help your child reach his or her greatest potential. We’ve brought together trusted information, expert advice and moral support from many sources right here in one place.

Just like your child, Illinois Kids First is always growing. Check back often for helpful articles, tips and Web links that make your job as a parent a little easier.


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