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Calithea Steward
Specialist, Early Childhood Systems

Calithea Steward has over 20 years of experience in early education. She currently serves as a Systems Specialist for Region IV within ICF. She is a results-driven Senior Technical Specialist with a proven ability to build capacity within early education systems offering training and technical assistance. She worked as a State Coordinator for TN Child Care Resource and Referral and completed Child Care Aware’s National Leadership Program in 2012 prior to ICF.

Calithea completed her Master’s degree in Education at Freed-Hardeman University and began doctoral coursework in Organizational Leadership at Argosy University. Her strengths include infant/toddler environments, coaching, virtual leadership, PD planning, parent, family, and community engagement and Family Child Care.

She has extensive experience in working with Head Start and child care partners alike. Calithea has a passion for her work and often recharges by cooking, walking the beach, telling jokes, and hosting events that bring her family and friends together.