Child Development Certificate

Learn about the critical developmental influences at play in the early years of a child’s life and improve your professional practice.

This program prepares you to support a child’s optimal development and to respond effectively to the needs, challenges, and strengths of young children and their families. You will gain a research-based understanding of early childhood development and family functioning. You can attend classes at Erikson’s campus in downtown Chicago or complete the courses online.

You will explore key ideas from a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Neurobiology
  • Anthropology
  • Education
  • Sociology
  • Health
  • Social work


Application deadlines:

  • March 15 for summer term
  • July 15 for fall term
  • Oct. 15 for spring term