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Career Opportunities with ECEI


We do not have any open positions at this time.


The ECEI is an applied research group on the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa campus. We are focused on early childhood, specifically research on young children from birth to age 8. Our team of researchers and data collectors specialize in longitudinal studies, understanding early childhood workforce characteristics, and piloting measures and data strategies to examine early childhood practice leading to improved child outcomes. We work in partnership with community agencies and researchers from affiliated fields to infuse multiple and interdisciplinary perspectives.

We are focused on equity in early childhood and plan to focus on increasing equity through our research. Early Childhood Equity means that all children have opportunities to realize their developmental potential. In our applied research, we aim to document and understand four mechanisms underlying inequity in early childhood: prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACES); buffering of consequences resulting from experienced adversity; promotion of opportunities that support resilience, growth, and healthy development, and reducing the presence of inequitable educational experiences.