Imagine the Next 50 Years

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At a time of national change, Erikson Institute continues to embrace the ideals of inclusion, fairness, and social justice.

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Class of 2017: Prepared to be leaders in the field

At our commencement ceremony, speakers encouraged graduates to rise to the challenges presented in ‘times of uncertainty.’
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The Essential Role of Dads in Parenting

Erikson Institute’s Nucha Isarowong, PhD, discusses the importance of fathers in a child’s development Read more

Erikson welcomes new Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Cheryl Mendelson’s career spans higher education, academic medicine, and the arts. Read more

Erikson News

Known as helpful, guiding, and reassuring, Sharon Syc, PhD, to leave Erikson after 20 years

Since 2002, Dr. Syc led our Child Life specialty, which prepares students to work with children in times of great need. More

New study examines quality in home-based child care

Led by Erikson researcher Juliet Bromer, PhD, the study is the first to examine family child care networks on a national scale. More

‘Erikson Prepared’

Students, alumni, and faculty share their thoughts on what makes the Erikson Institute experience unique and how it can prepare you for a career working to improve the lives of children, families, and communities.

Mindfulness in the early grades

How can schools buffer toxic stress for young children?
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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.
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Her approach to research: Represent the underrepresented

Professor Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.
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At Erikson, he developed a sense of himself to help him serve others

Alumnus Joshua Abrahams, M.S. ‘11
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Learn about other Erikson faculty, alumni, and students.

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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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“The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers.”

James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist