A Focus on Young Children for 50 Years

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Technology use almost universal for children under 6

A new national survey by Erikson Institute found that an overwhelming number of parents allow their young children to use technology in the home. Parents see the benefits, but still have concerns. Read more

Hear keynote speaker David Brooks, New York Times columnist, and support the impact of Erikson’s work over 50 years at our Annual Luncheon on November 14.

A night of live storytelling connects the Erikson community around our people and mission

Erikson celebrates 50 years with a special event produced by The Moth.

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Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years

His passion: experiencing ‘families really becoming families’

Professor Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D.
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One school, two degrees, and countless valuable experiences

Student Kimberly Garner, M.S. ’15
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Understanding bilingualism helped shape her approach to teaching

Alumna Rakhee Dodia, M.S. ’16
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What We’ve Learned Over 50 Years


The founder of Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative talks about the importance of foundational math concepts and how adults can overcome a lack of confidence in teaching math to provide children with valuable lessons.

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Making An Impact

Today, we continue to advance our longstanding mission to improve the lives of young children. We make a difference by educating adults who work with children, providing direct services to families, and advocating for policies that support positive, lifelong learning and development.

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.

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“Children are the future of our nation. We owe it to them, and to our nation, to ensure that all children are born with the best possible chance to live, grow, and excel.”

Irving B. Harris, philanthropist and one of the founders of Erikson Institute