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ECEI staff, along with doctoral students in the ILAC Ph.D. program, work in partnership with affiliated faculty, fellows and partners to increase the generation and dissemination of early childhood research.  We have averaged 11 publications annually for the last five years.  Our content areas include teacher characteristics and well-being, early childhood services and quality of care, and child outcomes.

Our publications are listed below and are searchable by year of publication, author and title.

2021Jeon, S., Jeon, L., Lang, S., & Newell, K.  Teacher Depressive Symptoms and Child Math Achievement in Head Start: The Roles of Family -- Teacher Relationships and Approaches to Learning 
2021Kwon, K., Jeon, S., Castle, S., & Ford, T.
Children's  Behavioral Challenges in Head Start Classrooms: Links to Teacher Well-Being and Intent to Leave.
2021Rumper, B.M., Frechette, E., Greenfield D. B., & Hirsh-Pasek, K.,Impacts on Head Start Dual Language Learning Children’s Early Science Outcomes 
2021Johnson, A.D., Phillips, D.A., Schochet, O.N., Martin, A., Castle, S., Tulsa SEED Study TeamTo Whom Little is Given, Much is Expected: ECE Teacher Stressors and Supports as Determinants of Classroom Quality 
2021Frechette, E., Rumper, B.M., & Greenfield, D.B.Executive Control in Dual Language Learning Preschoolers: The Association Between Hot and Cool Executive Control and Science Achievement 
2021Kwon, K., Horm, D. & Amirault, C.,Early Childhood Teachers’ Well-Being: What We Know and Why We Should Care 
2021Williams, B.D., Sisson, S.B., Dev, D.A., Lowery, B., Horm, D., Campbell, J., Finneran, D., Graef-Downard, J., Whaley, L.Associations between Community Built Environments with Early Care and Education Classroom Physical Activity Practices and Barriers 
2021Laurin, D.E., Guss, S.S., Horm, D.Caregiver-infant and toddler interactions during diapering: Caregiver responsiveness and child well-being and involvement 
2021Tabbutt, K., Maher, E.J. & Horm, D.Foundations for Success: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Statewide, Cross-Sector Early Childhood Collaborative 
2021Malek-Lasater, Adrien D., Kwon, Kyong- Ah, Horm, Diane M., Sisson, Dipti A. Dev., Castle, Sherri L.Supporting Children’s Healthy Development During Mealtime in Early Childhood. Early Childhood Education Journal 
2020Martin, A., Johnson, A.D., & Castle, S.Reframing High-Quality Public Preschool as a Vehicle for Narrowing Child Health Disparities Based on Family Income. Academic Pediatrics. 
2020Yazejian, N., Bryant, D., Kuhn, L., Burchinal, M., Horm, D., Hans, S., File, N., Jackson, B.The Educare Intervention: Outcomes at Age 3. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 53, 425-440.   
2020Walker, D., Sepulveda, S.J., Hoff, E., Rowe, M.L., Schwartz, I.S., Dale, P.S., Peterson, C., Diamond, K.E., Goldin-Meadow, S., Levine, S.C., Wasik, B.H., Horm, D.M., & Bigelow, K.M.Language Intervention Research in Early Childhood Care and Education: A Systemic Survey of the Literature. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 50, 68-85.
2020Neppl, T. K., Jeon, S., Diggs, O., & Donnellan, M. B.Positive parenting, effortful control, and developmental outcomes across early childhood. Developmental Psychology, 56(3), 444-457.
2020Kwon, K., Malek, A., Horm, D., & Castle, S.Turnover and Retention of Infant-Toddler Teachers: Reasons, Consequences, and Suggestions for Improvement. Children and Youth Services Review.
2020Jeon, S., Kwon, K., Guss, S., & Horm, D.Profiles of family engagement in Early Head Start: Associations with child outcomes and parenting skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 53, 108-123.
2020Beisly, A., Kwon, K. A., Jeon, S., & Lim, C.The moderating role of two learning related behaviours in preschool children's academic outcomes: Learning behaviour and executive function. Early Child Development and Care, 1-16.
2020Horm, D.M., Kwon, K-A., & Laurin, D. Infant-toddler curriculum: Review, reflection, and revolution. In N. File & J.J. Mueller (Eds.), Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-examined, rediscovered, renewed. NY, NY: Routledge.
2019Kwon, K., Jeon, S. Jeon, L., & Castle, S.Teachers’ depressive symptoms, classroom quality, and children’s developmental outcomes in Early Head Start, Learning and Individual Differences, 74, 101748.
2019Beisly, A., Kwon, K., & Jeon, S.Executive function and learning behaviors: Associations with academic skills among preschoolers, Early Child Development and Care.
2019Choi, J., Horm, D., Jeon, S., & Ryu, D.Do stability of care and teacher-child interaction quality predict child outcomes in Early Head Start? Early Education and Development, 30(3), 337-356.
2019Coffey, S., Latta, L., Mueller, H., & Flanders, S. Collaboration, innovation and time: A shared journey through child psychiatric consultation in the school setting. Psychiatric Services, 70(5).
2019Jeon, S., & Neppl, T.K.Economic pressure, parental positivity, positive parenting and child social competence. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 28(5), 1402-1412
2019Jeon, S., & Neppl, T.K.The intergenerational transmission of externalizing behavior: The importance of a positive romantic partner. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology
2019Latta, L. Learning to listen: Supporting language acquisition and the learning identities of dual language learners in an early childhood classroom. Young Children, 74(1).
2019Neppl, T.K., Wedmore, H., Senia, J.M., Jeon, S., & Diggs, O.Couple interaction and child social competence: The role of parenting and attachment. Social Development, 28(2), 347-363.
2019Raikes, H. H., White, L., Green, S., Burchinal, M., Kainz, K., Horm, D., Bingham, G., St. Clair, L., Greenfield, D., & Esteraich, J.Use of the home language in preschool classrooms and first- and second-language development among dual-language learners. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 47, 145-158.
2019Horm, D.M., Barbour, N., & Huss-Hage, E. Accreditation: Supporting quality and professionalism in early childhood education. In M. McMullen, C. Brown, & N. File (Eds.), Handbook of early childhood care and education. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley Blackwell. 
2019Horm, D., Kwon, K-A., & Laurin, D.Infant-toddler curriculum: Review, reflection, and revolution, In N. File & J.J. Mueller (Eds.), Curriculum in Early Childhood Education: Re-examined, rediscovered, renewed. NY, NY: Routledge.  
2018Choi, J.Y., Horm, D., & Jeon, S.Descriptive study of continuity of care practice and children’s experience of stability in care in early head start. Child & Youth Care Forum, 1-23.
2018Choi, J.Y., Jeon, S., & Lippard, C.Dual language learning, inhibitory control, and math achievement in Head Start and kindergarten. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 42(1), 66-78.
2018Choi, J., Castle, S., Burchinal, M., Horm, D., Guss, S., Bingham, G.Peer effects on low-income children’s learning and development. Journal of School Psychology, 71. 1-17.
2018Guss, S.S., Morris, A.S., Bosler, C., Castle, S.L., Hays-Grudo, J., Horm, D.M., & Treat, A.Parents’ adverse childhood experiences and current relationships with their young children: The role of executive function. Early Child Development and Care.
2018Horm, D., File, N., Bryant, D., Burchinal, M., Raikes, H., Forestieri, N., Encinger, A., & Cobo-Lewis, A. Associations between continuity of care in infant-toddler classrooms and child outcomes. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 42, 105-118.
2018Jeon, S., Choi, J. Y., Horm, D., & Castle, S.Early Head Start dosage: The role of parent-caregiver relationships and family involvement. Children and Youth Services Review, 93, 291-300.
2018Laurin, D., & Goble, C.A wider world view of diapering routines: The Pikler approach enhancing the caregiver-child relationship, interaction, cooperation, communication, and development. Young Children, 73, 18-25.
2018Kracht, C.L., Sisson, S.B., Kerr, K., Walker, D., Stephens, L., Seward, J., Anderson, A., Weedn, A.E., Cheney, M., Copeland, K.A., Tallbear, C., Jacob, A., Key, M., Dennison, M., Horm, D., & Salvatore, A.L.Health Care Provider’s Role in Obesity Prevention and Healthy Development of Young American Indian Children. Journal of Transcultural Nursing.
2018Kracht, C.L., Sisson, S.B., Walker, D., Kerr, K., Stephens, L., Anderson, A., Seward, J., Weedn, A.E., Cheney, M., Copeland, K., Salvatore, A.L., Jacob, A., Key, A., Dennison, M., Tallbear, C., & Horm, D. Early care and education teachers’ role in obesity prevention and healthy development of young American Indian children. Journal of Transcultural Nursing, 1-11.
2018Latta, L., & Horm, D.Ready or not? Supporting high-quality programs for 3-year-olds. Invited article for Every Child, published by Early Childhood Australia.
2018Kwon, K-A., Ford, T., Guss, S., & Horm, D.Early Learning Inventory (ELI) feasibility study report. Contracted study and report for Oklahoma Partnership for School Readiness (OPSR).
2018Norris, D.J., & Horm, D.Group care for infants, toddlers, and twos. NY, NY: Routledge.
2018Horm, D.M., Yazejian, N., Kennel, P., & Stringfellow, C.Educare: A model for U.S. early childhood. In L. Miller, C. Cameron, C. Dalli, & N. Barbour (Eds.). Sage Handbook of Early Childhood Policy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
2017Anundson, K., Sisson, S., Anderson, M., Horm, D., Soto, J., Hoffman, L. Staff food-related behaviors and children's tastes of food groups during lunch at childcare in Oklahoma. Journal of
the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 118(8), 1399-1407.
2017Diggs, O.N., Neppl, T.K., Jeon, S., & Lohman, B.J.The association of harsh parenting, parent-child communication, and parental alcohol use with male alcohol use into emerging adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, 61(6), 736-742.
2017Yazejian, N., Bryant, D., Hans, S., Horm, D., St. Clair, L., File, N., & Burchinal, M.Child and parenting outcomes after one year of Educare. Child Development, 88(5), 1671-1688.
2017Horm, D.Educare as a model of multi-site, collaborative, policy-relevant research. In N. Barbour & B. A. McBride (Eds.). The future of child development laboratory schools: Applied developmental science in action. NY, NY: Routledge.
2017Horm, D.M., Barbour, N., & Huss-Hage, E. Accreditation: Supporting quality and professionalism in early childhood education.  In M. McMullen, C. Brown, & N. File (Eds.), Handbook of early childhood care and education.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley Blackwell.
2016Castle, S., Williamson, A. C., Young, E., Pearce, N., Laurin, D., & Stubblefield, J.Teacher-child interactions in Early Head Start classrooms: Associations with teacher characteristics. Early Education & Development, 27, 259-274. 
2016Choi, J. Y., Castle, S., Williamson, A. C., Young, E., Worley, L., Long, M., & Horm, D. M.Teacher-child interactions and the development of executive function in preschool-age children attending Head Start. Early Education & Development, 27, 1-19.
2016Choi, J. Y., Elicker, J., Christ, S. L., & Dobbs-Oates, J. E.Predicting growth trajectories in early academic learning: Evidence from growth curve modeling with Head Start children. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 36, 244-258.
2016Goble, C.B. & Laurin, D.E.Creating career pathways and infusing infant mental health into early care and education professional preparation. ZERO-TO-THREE, 37, (1), 23- 27. 
2016Guss, S., Jones-Harden, B., Stein, A., Yazejian, N., Forestieri, N.Relationship of adversity to indicators of child well-being in a high quality early education context. NHSA Dialog, 18 (4).
2016Guss, S., Jones-Harden, B., Yazejian, N., Weeden, S., & Ladner, J.Addressing adversity to support family and child well-being. NHSA Dialog, 18 (4).
2016Monroe, L. A., & Norris, D.J. Implementation of a mentoring component embedded within an early childhood scholarship programme. Early Child Development and Care.
2016Norris, D.J., & Guss, S.S.Low quality of basic caregiving environments in child care: Actual reality or artifact of scoring? Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 30:4, 513-528.
2016Norris, D. J., & Horm, D. M.Introduction to the Special Issue on Group Care for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos. Early Education & Development, 27, 145-148.
2016Sisson, S. B., Krampe, M., Anundson, K., & Castle, S.Obesity prevention interventions in child care: A systematic review. Preventive Medicine, 87, 57-69.
2016Sisson, S. B., Li, J., Stoner, J. A., Lora, K. R., Campbell, J. E., Arnold, S. H., DeGrace, B., Horm, D., Stephens, L. Obesogenic environments in tribally-affiliated child care centers and corresponding obesity rates in preschool children. Preventive Medicine Reports.
2016Swyden, K., Sisson, S., Lora, K., Castle, S., & Copeland, K.Association of child-care arrangement with overweight and obesity in preschool-aged children: A narrative review of the literature. International Journal of Obesity, 41, 1-12.
2016Worley, L., & Goble, C.Supporting curiosity, persistence, and learning in a toddler classroom. Young Children.
2016Yazejian, N., Bryant, D., Horm, D., Hans, S., St Clair, L., & File, N.The Educare randomized controlled trial: Language and social-emotional development and parent-child interactions through age 2. Child Development.
2016Horm, D., Norris, D., Perry, D., Chazan-Cohen, R., and Halle, T.Developmental Foundations of School Readiness for Infants and Toddlers, A Research to Practice Report, OPRE Report # 2015-71, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
2016Sosinsky, L., Ruprecht, K., Horm, D.M., Kriener-Althen, K., Vogel, C., & Halle, T. Including Relationship-Based Care Practices in Infant-Toddler Care: Implications for Practice and Policy.  OPRE Research-to-Practice Brief, OPRE Report #: 2016-46 (May 2016), ACF, HSS.
2016Goble, C. B.Autonomy.  In Couchenour, D. L. & Chrisman, K. (Eds.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
2016Goble, C. B. Professionalism. In Couchenour, D. L. & Chrisman, K. (Eds.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
2016Goble, C. B.Trust. In Couchenour, D. L. & Chrisman, K. (Eds.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
2016Guss, S.Interpreting Assessment Data. In D. Couchenour & J. K. Chrisman (Eds.) The SAGE Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education. Thousand Oaks California: SAGE.
2016Horm, D., & Atanasov, A. Reliability and validity in child assessments. In Couchenour, D. L. & Chrisman, K. (Eds.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (pp. 1174-1177). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
2016Horm, D., & Guss, S. S. Limitations of assessments. In Couchenour, D. L. & Chrisman, K. (Eds.) The Sage Encyclopedia of Contemporary Early Childhood Education (pp. 89-91). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
2015Goble, C. B., Horm, D., Atanasov, A. M., Williamson, A., & Choi, J.Knowledge and beliefs of early childhood education students at different levels of professional preparation. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 36(3), 211-231.
2015Gold, Z. S., Elicker, J., Anderson, T., Choi, J., & Brophy, S. P.Preschoolers’ engineering play behaviors: Differences in gender and play context. Children, Youth and Environments, 25(3), 1-21.
2015Rasbold, A. H., Adamiec, R., Anderson, M. P., Campbell, J. E., Horm, D. M., Sitton, L. K., & Sisson, S. B.Macronutrient and micronutrient intake of children in Oklahoma child care centers. Public Health Nutrition, 17, 1-8.
2015Sisson, S. B., Li, J., Arnold, S. H., Lora, K. R., Stoner, J. A., DeGrace, B., Campbell, J. E., Horm, D., & Stephens, L.Obesogenic child care center environment and obesity in preschool children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 115(9), 76-82.
2015Norris, D. J., & Horm, D. M.Research in review: Teacher interactions with infants and toddlers. Young Children, 70(5), 84-91.
2014Horm, D. M., & Garn, G.Intersection of early childhood education research and state policy: What do we know? What do we need to know? What are the implications for research partnerships? Oklahoma Association of Teacher Educators Journal, 17, 12-19.
2014Eggum-Wilkens, N., Fabes, R., Castle, S., Zhang, L., Hanish, L., & Martin, C.Playing with others: Head Start children’s peer play and relations with kindergarten school competence. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29, 345-356.
2014Frampton, A., Sisson, S., Horm, D. M., Campbell, J., Lora K., & Ladner, J.What's for lunch? An analysis of lunch menus in 83 urban and rural Oklahoma child-care centers providing all-day care to preschool children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 114(9), 1367-1374.
2014Alley-Melchior, K., Guss, S. S., & Horm, D. M.Common themes impacting quality of early care and education environments for toddlers. Zero to Three, 34(3), 21-27.
2014Monroe, L., & Horm, D.Using a logic model to evaluate undergraduate instruction in a laboratory preschool.  In J. Elicker & N. Barbour (Eds.), University Laboratory Preschools. NY, NY:  Routledge.
2014McBride, B., Groves, M., Barbour, N., Horm, D., Stremmel, A., Lash, M., Bersani, C., Ratekin, C., Moran, J., Elicker, J., & Toussaint, S.Child development laboratory schools as generators of knowledge in ECE: New models and approaches. In J. Elicker & N. Barbour (Eds.), University Laboratory Preschools.  NY, NY:  Routledge.
2013Frampton, A. M., Sisson, S. B., Horm, D. M., Campbell, J. E., Lora, K., & Ladner, J. L.What’s for lunch? An analysis of lunch menus in 83 urban and rural Oklahoma child-care centers providing all-day care to preschool children. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
2013Guss, S. S., Horm, D. M., Lang, E., Krehbiel, S., Petty, J., Austin, K., Bergren, C., Brown, A., Holloway, S.Using classroom quality assessments to inform teacher decisions.  Young Children, 68(3), 16-20.
2013Guss, S. S., Norris, D. J., Horm, D. M., Monroe, L. A., Wolfe, V.Lessons learned about data utilization from classroom observations. Early Education & Development, 24(1), 4-18.
2013Horm, D. M., Hyson, M., & Winton, P. J.Research on early childhood teacher education:  Evidence from three domains and recommendations for moving forward. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 34(1), 95-112.
2013Norris, D. J., & Horm, D. M.Introduction to the Special Issue on the Use of Data to Inform Early Childhood Practice and Policy, Early Education & Development, 24(1), 1-3.
2013Sullins, E.Review of the book Managing legal risks in early childhood programs: How to prevent flare-ups from becoming lawsuits, by H.E. Bruno & T. Copeland). Journal of Educational Administration, 51(5), 737-740.
2012Monroe, L., & Horm, D.Using a logic model to evaluate undergraduate instruction in a laboratory preschool. Early Education & Development, 23(2), 227-241.
2012McBride, B. A., Groves, M., Barbour, N., Horm, D., Stremmel, A., Lash, M., Bersani, C., Ratekin, C., Moran, J., Elicker, J., & Toussaint, S.Child development laboratory schools as generators of knowledge in early childhood education: Models and approaches. Early Education & Development, 23(2), 153-164.
2012Sisson, S. B., Campbell, J., May, K., Brittain, D. R., Monroe, L., Guss, S., & Ladner, J.Assessment of nutrition and physical activity practices in Oklahoma child care centers. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 112(8), 1230-1239.
2012Hyson, M., Horm, D., & Winton, P.Higher education for early childhood educators and outcomes for young children: Pathways toward greater effectiveness. In R. Pianta (Ed.), Handbook of Early Childhood Education, NY, NY: Guilford.
2011Horm, D., Goble, C., & Branscomb, K.Infant toddler curriculum: Review, reflection, and revolution. In N. File, J. J. Mueller, & D. B. Wisneski (Eds.), Curriculum in early childhood education: Re-examined, rediscovered, renewed. NY: Routledge.
2010Goble, C., & Horm, D.Taking charge of your own personal and professional development. Young Children, 65(6), 86-91.
2010Bass, L., Garn G., & Monroe, L.Using JCEL case studies to meet ELCC standards. Journal of Cases in Education Leadership, 14(1), 1-12.
2010Norris, D.Raising the educational requirements for teachers in infant toddler classrooms: Implications for institutions of higher education. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 31, 146-158.
2010Horm, D., & Yazejian, N.Educare: Program description, current implementation study, and future research goals. Early Education and Child Development SIG Newsletter, 5(1), 3-4.
2009Horm, D., Goble, C., Boatright, M., Decker, C., Noble, N., & Norris, D.Oklahoma’s Pilot Early Childhood Program Birth through Three Years: Description, evaluation, and policy implications. National Head Start Association Dialog: A Research to Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field, 12(4), 360-373.
2009Goble, C. B., Moran, J. D., & Horm, D.The professional preparation of early care and education providers: Addressing the mismatch between policy and practice. Zero to Three, 30(1), 43-46.
2009Goble, C. B., & Horm, D. M.Infant-toddler services through community collaboration. Zero to Three, 29(6), 18-22.
2008Uttley, C., & Horm, D. M.Mentoring in early childhood professional development: Evaluation of the Rhode Island Child Development Specialist Apprenticeship Program. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 29(3), 237-252.
2006Golas, J. C., Horm, D. M., & Caruso, D. A.Challenges in implementing center-based and home-based Early Head Start Programs. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 21(2), 163-175.