Consulting Director, Early Childhood EducationatICF
Harriet Dichter provides leadership as part of Early Education Services for ICF. She has extensive experience in innovation, partnership and accountability in early childhood at the local, state and national levels. As Pennsylvania's founding deputy secretary for the Office of Child Development and Early Learning, she gained national attention for the state's unique new solutions and partnerships. She also was the founding executive director of the Delaware Office of Early Learning, where she accelerated the pace, quality and accountability of the state's comprehensive work in early childhood.
Nationally, she served as a leader for the Ounce of Prevention Fund and its policy advocacy affiliate, the First Five Years Fund, and has worked as staff at the Pew Charitable Trusts. At the community level, she developed her policy, planning, implementation and advocacy skills in organizations ranging from United Way to a child policy and advocacy nonprofit.
She is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School.