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Our Research

The ECEI uses multiple methods of data collection to provide formative information to programs that serve young children and their families.  Data about program models are used to inform policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels.  In addition, the ECEI examines links between various aspects of classroom experience and children's development.

Projects in this line of research include the Education Implementation Study, the Educare Randomized Control Trial and Follow-Up Study, the CAP-Tulsa Research Partnership, and the SEED Study.  We've also conducted classroom observations for Little Dixie's Head Start and Early Head Start programs.