The role of infant/family specialist is complex. You’ll become prepared to work with infants, children and families with a range of developmental challenges.
This is a field that has greatly expanded in the past 20 years as the result of new research and understanding about the importance of the first three years of life. In response, recent legislation and policy initiatives have created an enormous demand for services for infants and their families.
INFANT CONCENTRATION HIGHLIGHTS
Gain highly sought after expertise, and sharpen your competitive edge in the marketplace.
Learn from our nationally-recognized faculty and build a network of colleagues.
Complete a two-semester internship in a setting that serves infants and their families.
Learn resilience and healthy professional practices from experienced practitioners.
Choose from a 2 year, 28-month, or 3 year programs depending on your goals.
Develop the skills to make an impact in the first three years of life.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT & SCHOLARSHIP OPTIONS
With dozens of scholarships and financial aid opportunities, our team is here to help you make your graduate education more affordable.
Based on your unique professional goals, we can help you understand tuition and expenses, and identify possible financial support opportunities.
Erikson Institute has partnered with Illinois Gateways to Opportunity to be able to provide an entitled application route for the Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Early Care and Education Credential, Levels 2-6 and the Infant Toddler (ITC) Credential, Level 5.
Students in the Infancy Concentration may seek these additional Illinois Gateways to Opportunity credentials to help demonstrate your content knowledge, skills and experience, especially to potential employers within Illinois. The application process, timing and related costs may vary.