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
Advice to the Trump administration: Invest in early childhood programs
In a Chicago Tribune piece, Erikson Institute’s president and CEO joins Chicago-area executives in offering ideas for helping the local economy. Read more
Should children have cell phones? It depends.
Parents are should consider many factors when deciding whether to buy their child a cell phone, writes Tamara Kaldor. Read more
Apply now for fall 2017
Hear from our students, alumni, and faculty about how an Erikson education uniquely sets you apart as a professional with deep knowledge about children and families.
The next application deadline is March 15 — apply now
Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years
His passion: experiencing ‘families really becoming families’
Professor Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D.
One school, two degrees, and countless valuable experiences
Student Kimberly Garner, M.S. ’15
Understanding bilingualism helped shape her approach to teaching
Alumna Rakhee Dodia, M.S. ’16
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.