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COVID-19 Updates

See the latest updates from Erikson on our response to the Coronavirus.

Child Telehealth

Mental health services for children 0-5 from the Center for Children and Families.

Degree Programs

Take the next step forward in your career with a graduate degree or certificate program.

Fussy Baby Network

Free help during 'shelter-in-place' for families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, or feeding.
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The premier graduate school in child development, early education, and social work

An Erikson Institute degree can help you make a difference for young children and their families.

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Put your passion to work with an MSW degree.

At Erikson, we are committed to creating a supportive community that emphasizes social justice, relationship-based education, and reflective practice — the hallmark of the Erikson experience.

  • Guaranteed scholarships for Fall 2020
  • Advanced Standing option for BSW
  • Post-MSW Professional Educator License (PEL) option for MSW
  • More than 150 field placement opportunities

Master of Social Work

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Erikson Online

Online Master in Early Childhood Education

Hone your skills affordably and flexibly with our 100% online MS in Early Childhood Education program featuring guaranteed scholarships funding through Fall 2020, full- and part-time options, and six in-demand concentrations.

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Online Master in Child Development

Take your child life practice to the next level with knowledge, tools, and approaches that can deliver better outcomes in child life programs. Learn more about the new, fully online program that includes full- and part-time options and available Erikson scholarships.

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Research

Our applied research generates new knowledge and invigorates our academic curriculum.

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Policy & Leadership

We help leaders enhance their capacity to positively influence early childhood policy.

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Continuing Education

Our conferences and customized training for professionals are led by experts in childhood development, early education, and social work.

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Faculty

Our faculty members are recognized scholars and respected voices for children and families.

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Library

The Edward Neisser Library is a supportive resource for students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

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Alumni

Our alumni are a global community serving the needs of young children and their families.

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Our experts change lives
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Center for Children and Families

Concerned about your child’s behavior? Our clinical team provides mental health services for families with children birth to age 8.

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Fussy Baby Network

Our infant specialists provide support over the phone and in homes for families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, and feeding.

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Professional Development

We help adults who work with children and families deepen their skills and knowledge, improving their capacity to provide support.

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Updates from Erikson
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March 26, 2020

Erikson Institute’s Early Childhood Experts Share 10 Tips for Children & Families Navigating the COVID-19 Outbreak

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February 24, 2020

Nominate an Illinois Leader

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January 15, 2020

Erikson partners with Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton to offer Illinois leaders a childhood trauma-focused session

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Make a gift to Erikson to strengthen and sustain work that has limitless, lifelong influence on young children and their families. And that gives every gift meaning beyond measure.

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Erikson Store

We are excited to announce Erikson now offers a range of merchandise for purchase in our online store, located on CafePress. Check back often, as our stock will always be changing and expanding!

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