A Focus on Young Children for 50 Years

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Erikson Community Remembers Former Board Chair Dick Kiphart, 1941-2016

The longtime friend of Erikson was known for his passion for local and global philanthropy and for his ‘indomitable spirit.’ Read more

In Digital Age, Book Explores Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

A new book edited by Chip Donohue, Ph.D., director of Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood Center, helps adults who work with young children better connect with families using new technology tools. 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.

Celebrating Our History, Accomplishments, and Impact

A recent 50th anniversary kickoff event served as a ‘thank you’ to members of the Erikson community for five decades of work.

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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