Erikson began autumn 2008 classes in a new campus conveniently located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood.
Located at 451 North LaSalle Street, our new facility provides the ideal environment for learning. Classrooms feature high ceilings, abundant natural light, and the latest learning technology. An expanded library and computer lab will support your studies. Lounge areas, enhanced event space, team rooms, and plenty of space to gather and chat are designed to encourage connections and collaborations.
Erikson’s campus is nonresidential; we do not provide housing for students. More information on housing
Living and learning in Chicago
One of the nation’s most livable cities, Chicago boasts neighborhoods that cater to every demographic and a public transportation system that’s convenient, extensive, and reasonably priced. With an unmatched combination of natural and architectural beauty and a wealth of cultural and recreational attractions, Chicago is a vibrant and unique place to call home.
The third largest city in the United States, ethnically and economically diverse Chicago is also rich in opportunities to immerse yourself in early childhood issues and practice. More than 600,000 children under the age of five live in the metropolitan area. Approximately 35 percent of the city’s children are raised in homes where English is not the primary language. One in four families lives below the poverty level, and more than half are single-parent households.
Responding to the needs of these families, social service and government agencies, advocacy groups, public and private child care centers and elementary schools, research institutions, hospitals, and even children’s museums offer a wide variety early care and education programs. Chicago and Illinois are home to thriving initiatives in school reform, universal pre-k, early intervention, and infant mental health, among other issues. All this activity provides Erikson students and alumni with opportunities for research, internships, employment, and community service and engagement.