Erikson facilities 2


Groundbreaking approach.
World-changing potential.

See the Erikson Difference

COVID-19 Updates

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


Nominations are now open for the McCormick Foundation Executive Fellows program 2020 cohort.

Child Development

Participate in our April 16 webinar to learn more about our Master of Child Development program.


The Fussy Baby Network helps families struggling with their infants’ crying, sleeping, or feeding

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.


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


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.

Get Started

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.

Learn More

Look to us for knowledge and insight.

Button to Erikson Institute's Research Projects


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

Button to Erikson Institute's Policy & Leadership

Policy & Leadership

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

Button to Erikson Institute's Continuing Education

Continuing Education

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

Button to Erikson Institute's Policy and Initiatives


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

Button to Edward Neisser Library


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

Button to Erikson Institute's Alumni Page


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

Our experts change lives

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.

Learn more


Fussy Baby Network

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

Call us


Professional Development

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

Get started

Updates from Erikson

March 26, 2020

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

Read article


February 24, 2020

Nominate an Illinois Leader

Read article


January 15, 2020

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

Read article

Invest in our mission

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.

Give Now

Show Your Erikson Pride

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!

Shop Now