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

  • Linda BenoitLinda Benoit

    Program Director/Region VII Head Start Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator

  • Claudia ShanleyClaudia Shanley

    Senior Technical Specialist

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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