ICF provides expertise in all sectors of early childhood education (ECE) consulting — from federally subsidized to state-subsidized pre-K and Head Start programs — as well as experience with all sizes of organizations, including community-based and federal programs. Our experience with funding dynamics spans local, state, and federal sources of ECE funding for programs including school readiness and child care quality improvements. This breadth of experience offers clients a unique advantage in the industry, enabling them to provide more coordinated and collaborative service delivery and to address the goals of President Obama's Early Learning Initiative.
We understand the challenges unique to early learning programs, including the need to streamline and leverage disparate funding streams and to ensure fewer redundancies and more funds allocated to improving quality of care. Our proven Research and Evaluation and Training and Technical Assistance services help our clients meet specific needs while addressing common ECE challenges. For clients looking for a cost-effective, out-of-the-box approach, the Early Education Institute offers a unique solution for turnkey program implementation.
With a geographically dispersed staff of experts, ICF offers a deep pool of knowledge, working where our clients work to understand the needs unique to their local organizations. In addition, ICF's emerging presence in the international educational arena provides our domestic clients with global perspectives and adds to the breadth and depth of our experience and knowledge.