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Your gift translates directly into innovative, research-driven programs that help young children, families, and communities achieve their full potential.

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The First 1,800 Days of Life Set the Stage for a Child’s Long-Term Wellbeing.

Create positive change for children, families, and our communities.

Your support for Erikson Institute translates directly into groundbreaking child development research, training for teachers, social workers, civic leaders, parents and caregivers — the heroes in young children’s lives — and equitable service and programs for children and families.

Change the equation. Support children and families in reaching positive outcomes.

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Why Your Gift Matters

Only 1 in 4 Illinois Children Arrive at Kindergarten Ready to Learn

Despite the overwhelming evidence that early childhood development is important, our nation is still facing a school readiness crisis.

Our mission is to change this statistic. Join us as we champion every child’s promise and prepare them for lifelong learning.

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How to Give

Choose Your Preferred Way to Give Back

Give online, by phone, or by mail — with a check or credit card — or choose another gift option.

Thank you for supporting young children, their families, and communities.

Pay by credit card or check using our secure online form, by calling our advancement team, or by mailing a check.

Give in monthly installments, spreading your gift over the year and helping our team make a more strategic impact with every dollar.

Make a plan for giving with deferred gifts that shows support for our work while meeting your personal financial, estate-planning, and philanthropic goals.

Honor a family member or friend with a tribute gift that includes options for personalization and notifications.

Make an impact with every Amazon purchase you make by selecting AmazonSmile as your charity of choice.

Join other committed early childhood advocates, supporters, and philanthropists at Erikson’s keystone fundraising event.

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See How Erikson is Changing Lives

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