International Early Childhood Education

ICF International works toward quality enhancement of early childhood programs in India.



ICF International’s Early Education Services (EES) was launched in India in 2007 to tackle some of the major challenges facing early childhood education in India, including a lack of:

  • Updated national early childhood education standards
  • A national licensing and accreditation system
  • Child care resource and referral system
  • Professional development system

In addition, there is an urgent need for culturally relevant research, data collection tools, and child assessments in India.

ICF provides early childhood education training and technical assistance, conducts research and evaluation, and supports corporate child care in India by guiding clients through projects and planning processes that are grounded in research. We understand the existing early childhood education programs and the local culture and constraints. This understanding helps us design effective solutions for our clients. We collaborate with government, non-government, academic, corporate, international, and multilateral organizations to help early education programs achieve the highest-possible quality, performance, and maximum impact.


ICF has been accepted as a "friend" of the Asia Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood (ARNEC) for our expertise and commitment in the field of Early Education Services. This membership will give visibility to significant work in early education and opportunities to work jointly with ARNEC. ICF has a history of working with ARNEC in coordinating and conducting the mapping survey on early childhood development (ECD) in India and doing foundational work on the Working Together for Early Childhood advocacy booklets.

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