INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING PROJECTS
Central Bank of Malaysia
ICRI designed and developed a state-of-the-art work-related child development center for over 400 children.
World Health Organization
ICRI conducted worldwide research and developed a report and recommendations on the integration of traditional health practices into WHO-funded maternal and child health programming. In a second phase we examined the impact of the training of traditional healers on health outcomes in Ghana, Mexico, and Bangladesh.
ICRI has provided extensive consulting for Amgen Corporation’s child care and work/family programs throughout the United States and Puerto Rico, including feasibility studies, employee child care assistance program design, building/facility design, and monitoring/evaluation. This resulted in the design and building of two California centers serving 460 children and one Puerto Rico center serving 150 children.
Singapore Ministry of Community Development
Designed and delivered a government-sponsored training program for representatives of early childhood programs throughout Singapore.
University of Nairobi
Provided training and consultation to representatives of ten African nations on promoting children’s health and development.
Costa Rican National Child Abuse Prevention Foundation
Provided strategic planning and capacity building for the National Violence Prevention Program, Paniamor, leading to the establishment of a more robust national structure to prevent violence against children throughout Costa Rica.
Dalian Software Park Child Development Center
Designed an award-winning, state-of-the-art, work-related early childhood center in the second largest port city in China, serving the largest software in all of Northern China. This award-design was chosen as one of only 37 case-studies in the seminal book Kindergarten Architecture by Jure Kotnik.
IBM Global Work/Life Fund
ICRI has had several consulting agreements with IBM including a global healthy childcare project to improve health conditions in early childhood programs in China, South Africa, and Argentina, an in-home care project to improve training and child protection in India, Brazil, and Spain, and current early childhood teacher training projects in more than 10 cities in India.
Brunei Ministry of Education
Conducted national assessment on the feasibility of adding 3 and 4 year olds to the national public five year old preschool programs. Developed findings, recommendations, and an action plan to add 10,000 children to public preschool programs.
Croatian Humanitarian Network
Conducted intensive nongovernmental organization trainings to build the capacities of more than 100 non-profits to serve orphaned, traumatized, and at-risk children during and after the armed conflict.
Canton of Tuzla, Bosnia
Worked with the government of this municipality to strengthen services to orphaned children and assist their leadership group in understanding new techniques in providing psycho-social support to children.
Past International Clients Include:
Knowledge Learning Corporation
Educare Children’s Centers
National Family and Children’s Institute of Ecuador
S.H. Cowell Foundation
Munselle Brown Architects
UNICEF International Headquarters
Hong Kong Department of Social Welfare
Swedish National Association of Municipal Governments
Women for Women International
Singapore National Trade Union Congress
Good Samaritan Hospital
Hacienda Business Park