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Early Childhood Education Institute

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Welcome to the ECEI

The only reseach institute focusing on equity in early childhood in Oklahoma

The Early Childhood Education Institute (ECEI) at OU-Tulsa is an applied research institute with multiple ongoing projects designed to advance and support equity in early childhood programming and policies by generating and disseminating high-quality, meaningful research.

Our research is vital to our partners and the early childhood field to drive improvements in early childhood education and improve the lives of the children it serves.


Who We Are

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Learn more about our values, our staff, our history and more.

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What We Do

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Learn about the work we do, our current projects and our research findings.

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Latest News

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Research Briefs

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Read up on the latest research articles and briefs from our staff.

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