Erikson Institute is the premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
• Child Development
• Child Dev/Policy & Law
• Early Childhood Ed
• Online Early Childhood Ed
• Social Work
• Online Social Work
Certificates, Endorsements & Licensure Programs
PhD in Child Development
Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credentials
Registration and Records
Through our innovative programs, we reach professionals in many settings, including homes, schools, and community organizations, helping them increase their capacity to serve children and families.
Courses, Programs & Learning Institutes
• CE Offerings
• Learning Institutes
Early Childhood Leadership Academy
Educators & Schools
• Early Math Collaborative
• International Initiative
• Language & Literacy Partners
• SEL Initiative
• Technology in Early Childhood Center
Infancy & Childcare Programs
• Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN)
• Town Square
Beyond our groundbreaking education programs, we deepen our impact by providing service and support to families, creating and sharing knowledge, partnering with schools and communities, and empowering informed leaders.
Center for Children and Families
Early Childhood Project with the Illinois DCFS
Fussy Baby Network
Our research and work in the community generates new knowledge, invigorates our academic courses, and improves life for children and families in Chicago and throughout the nation.
Early Math Collaborative
Herr Research Center
Erikson Institute’s Policy and Leadership Department aims to ensure that all children receive equitable opportunities to achieve their full potential.
Early Development Instrument EDI
Risk and Reach Report