Danielle Melton

Adjunct Child Development & Education - School of Child Development & Education

Contact Information

West Campus

Danielle Melton has dedicated her professional life to working in the early childhood/ child development field. She currently works as part-time Faculty in the Child Development Department at TCC as well as a full-time employee of an Early Head Start Program in Tulsa. With both of these positions, her main goal is to support and encourage people to build strong relationships with children, and teach the importance of understanding child development to those who want to learn.

Courses Taught

  • Program for Infant and Toddler Care (West Ed)
  • 1,2,3 Active Parenting


  • M.S. Education, Early Childhood Education, NSU
  • B.S. Human Development & Family Science, Child & Family Service, OSU
  • A.S Child Development, TCC
  • AA. Liberal Arts, TCC              

Research Interests

  • The Cycle of Poverty
  • The Long Term Effect on Fatherless Children
  • Executive Function, Self Regulation and its Effects on the Whole Child
  • Children and Resiliency
  • Child Development Trends
  • Erik Erickson              

Publications & Presentations

Excessive Stress on the Developing Brain, Nov. 2014

Cherokee Nation Early Childhood Conference: Getting Parents Engaged Through the Educare Approach, Nov. 2014

Helping Families in Poverty, August 2014

Edupaloza: I Love You Rituals, Aug. 2013

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, 2015-Present
  • Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, 2015-present
  • Tulsa’s Young Professionals, 2015-present
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children 2015-Present
  • The Southern Early Childhood Association, 2015-Present
  • Early Childhood Association of Oklahoma, 2015-present


  • Academic Achievement Award: M.Ed Early Childhood (NSU) 2015-2016
  • Honor Society Award: Scholastic Excellence (NSU) 2015-2016

Community Involvement

  • Talking is Teaching Campaign
  • Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
  • Domestic Violence Intervention Service
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