At a time of national change, Erikson Institute continues to embrace the ideals of inclusion, fairness, and social justice.
A message from Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO
In Erikson study, early signs show mindfulness has positive impact on students
Amanda Moreno, Ph.D., shares her perspectives about Erikson’s research on mindfulness interventions in Chicago Public Schools classrooms in a Huffington Post article. Read more
As first group of fellows graduates, Erikson expands leadership and policy influence
New programming through the Early Childhood Leadership Academy will help leaders make informed decisions that impact children and families. Read more
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Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years
Erikson set her on a path to change child- and family-focused systems
Alumna Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D.
Her approach to research: Represent the underrepresented
Professor Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.
One school, two degrees, and countless valuable experiences
Student Kimberly Garner, M.S. ’15
What We’ve Learned Over 50 Years
A CONVERSATION WITH BARBARA T. BOWMAN
The child advocate founded Erikson Institute with three others 50 years ago. She continues to teach graduate students as the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and advocate for children in local and national leadership positions.
Our Place in History
Leading with knowledge since 1966
Throughout the many social, political, and cultural changes of the last 50 years, our focus on the importance of a child’s early years has been unwavering. Our pioneering spirit continues to distinguish our work as leaders in the conversation about how to positively impact the lives of young children.