For more than 50 years, we’ve achieved remarkable success.

Erikson Institute was one of the first institutions in the country to recognize the importance of a child’s early years. Today, our groundbreaking work continues to define us as pioneers in the field of early childhood and leaders in the essential work to make a positive difference for children, families, and communities.


With an exclusive focus on educating, serving, and leading in the early childhood field, our work to improve the lives of young children and their families is supported by four pillars:

  • Innovative academic programs
  • Direct service in the community
  • Applied research
  • Field-wide policy advocacy and influence

Above all, we remain true to our founding mission and to the conviction that all children deserve an equitable opportunity to achieve their true potential.