Head Start

Training + Technical Assistance to Grantees

ICF International provides training and technical assistance and early childhood education (ECE) and grantee expertise to Head Start and Early Head Start grantees to support activities designed to improve the quality of ECE services.



ICF is a recognized leader in providing relationship-based, individualized, and outcomes-driven training and technical assistance and research services to support a variety of federally-funded projects in four Head Start regions. Serving the nation's most at-risk populations, ICF assists public and private organizations to structure, standardize, and evaluate their programs to achieve the highest-possible performance and to increase organizational capacity by providing comprehensive resources in school readiness, child welfare, family engagement, professional development, and community support.

Regional ECE specialists assist grantees in implementing classroom assessment instruments (CLASS), provide focused technical assistance to improve classroom quality indicators, identify areas that can be improved to increase children's progress, and support teacher effectiveness and professional development.


Head Start Resources

Contact Info

info -at- icfi -dot- com

+1.703.934.3603 or +1.800.532.4783

9300 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22031-1207 USA

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  • Project

    Head Start, Early Head Start, Child Care Research Support

    ICF International assists the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation (OPRE) in setting the direction for research across early childhood education (ECE) sectors.

  • Project

    Head Start Research Conferences

    Since 2008, ICF International has planned and managed the 10th (2010) and 11th (2012) biennial Head Start national research conferences.

  • Project

    Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance Program

    In collaboration with lead contractor AEM, ICF International provides and facilitates responsive, timely, and high-quality technical assistance to support successful implementation of Race to the Top Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) grantee state projects.

  • Project

    Child Care State Systems Specialist Network

    ICF International facilitates technical assistance (TA) that supports the development of innovative, research-based solutions and systems that assist Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies in collaborative, cross‐system work with early care and education and school‐age partners.

  • Project

    National Center on Child Care Quality Improvement

    ICF International provided training and consultation to support the Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) child care goals.


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