Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist - Washington State
ICF International - Washington, DC

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Health, Education, and Social Programs

Early Education Services

Home-based in Washington State (Region X)

About ICF International

If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF's website is



Job Description:
ICF seeks an experienced

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Specialist

to support Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure high quality Head Start and Early Head Start services in accordance with federal regulations that promote healthy development, encompassing the developmental domains of physical development and health, social and emotional development, approaches to learning, language and literacy, and cognition and general knowledge to ensure children’s future success. The Early Childhood Education Specialist will provide training and technical assistance (TTA) to programs to support progress toward established school readiness goals, focusing on the use of child and program data to make decisions about approaches to working with teachers, home visitors, and parents in quality practices. The Specialist will provide professional-level expertise by engaging programs in dialogue and learning of best practices for children from birth to five and encourage a culture of learning that promotes school readiness.

This position is home-based and will involve 50-60% travel to programs primarily within the state of Washington.

Basic :
A Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education or Child Development is required

(18 ECE Credits are required, transcripts will be requested).

At least 5 years of demonstrated experience in the field of Early Childhood Education is required.

Ability to maintain up to date knowledge of current child development practices and research based early childhood quality methods and approaches.

Experience offering training and technical assistance within Early Care and Education is required.

Understanding of developmentally appropriate practice in early childhood education and ability to support its use in school readiness goals is required.

A background, experience, and presence in Washington state in early childhood education settings working with children and families from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds.

Preferred Skills/Experience:
Knowledge of Head Start performance standards and all applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules and regulations.

Experience working within a Head Start Program.

Professional Skills:
Excellent verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills

Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities

Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and vendors

Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) required

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

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