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.