As many states across America pass legislation that mandates more rigorous standards for educational programs, requirements for professional development are gaining increased importance. These requirements confirm that comprehensive, targeted professional development is fundamental to the effectiveness and success of educational programs for learners of all ages.
ICF is committed to ensuring high-quality care and education for learners by advancing the professional development of those working in the education field. For those in the early education field, we provide training, technical assistance, and a suite of tailored services designed to help programs meet mandated requirements and demonstrate accountability to funding sources.
Our end-to end services are research based and culturally relevant, incorporating the principles of adult learning theory. The ICF Early Education Institute™ offers customized trainings, workshops, tools, and resources that focus on vital program areas. Within the K-12 arena, ICF works with clients to conduct formative and summative evaluations of teacher professional development programs. Our evaluations are tailored to provide practical feedback with the aim of improving professional development programs and teacher performance.