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Local/Regional Resources


Center for Early Childhood Professional Development  (CECPD)

This website has tons of information on professional development and special programs for early childhood professionals.

Child Care Resource Center (Tulsa)

The local Resource and Referral agency This site has a wealth of information for child care providers and customers alike.

Community Action Project-Tulsa (CAP-Tulsa)

Provides early childhood education and financial services for children and families in economic need.

Oklahoma Department of Human Services

Useful information regarding child care licensing, along with the Child Care Locator database.

Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education - Scholars for Excellence in Child Care Program

A statewide initiative which awards scholarships to eligible child care professionals to complete coursework in the area of child development or early childhood education.

Smart Start Oklahoma

The Statewide initiative for early childhood education.  This site has important information for all members of the community regarding the importance of a quality education in early childhood.

Tulsa Educare

Tulsa Educare is a network of three state-of-the-art early childhood centers that provide education and care for over 500 children (from birth to age 5) and their families with full day, year-round early childhood education, family support services, and ongoing medical care.

The Educare model was developed by the Chicago-based Ounce of Prevention Fund, which seeks to intervene in generational poverty and promote best practices in early childhood education. (For more information see the Educare Learning Network below.)


National and International Resources


Association for Childhood Education International

ACEI is a global community of educators and advocates who unite knowledge, experience, and perspectives in order to exchange information, explore innovation and advocate for children.

Educare Learning Network

Educare is a nationwide program which provides quality care and early education to infants, toddlers, preschoolers and their families that science shows is needed to narrow the student achievement gap for students in high-risk communities.  The Educare Learning Network brings all the Educare partners together for program improvement, aggregating data, and an effort to improve early childhood nationally.

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

A multidisciplinary institute at UNC-Chapel Hill whose goal is to ensure that all children have a strong foundation for academic success and full participation as caring and responsible citizens of a multicultural world.  FPG is the lead partner in the Educare Learning Network.

Mathematica Policy Research

Mathematica Policy Research is a pioneering nonpartisan research organization dedicated to improving public well-being. Researchers conduct policy research, data collection, and data analytics that meet the highest standards of quality and objectivity, working with decision makers across the public and private sectors. ECEI partners with Mathematica on the development of professional development for the QCCIIT observational tool.  

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

Important information regarding the accreditation process along with publications and conference information.

National Head Start Association

Support for the Head Start field including advocacy and professional development.

Network of Infant Toddler Researchers (NITR)

Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation's network to research issues on infants and toddlers.  Visit the site to download policy and research reports. 

Society for Research in Child Development

A multidisciplinary professional association aimed at promoting research in the field of human development, fostering the exchange of information among scientists, and encouraging the application of these findings.

Teaching Strategies, Inc.

Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company who serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth to age 6.

Zero to Three: The National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families

Publications, training, and information on key topics that promote the health and development of infants and toddlers.