For years, pediatrician Dr. Nadine Burke Harris treated children’s chronic conditions the way she was taught in medical school: Prescribing medication to ease symptoms. But it was a conversation with a 10-year-old patient’s mother that got her thinking differently. “The
Throughout her 30-year career, Jie-Qi has had one primary focus: improving the quality of early childhood education. Whether working directly with children as a classroom teacher, conducting applied child development research, or improving teacher education and practice through her leadership
Since its inception in 2012, the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy has profoundly shaped the lives of millions of families in the United States, providing an avenue for certain undocumented immigrants to achieve the American dream. However,
The experiences children have in their first three years play a major role throughout their lives, and providing positive experiences in the early years can lead to higher academic achievement, better health, and greater overall well-being later in life. Speaking
In a recent analysis of child care availability in some of Chicago’s west suburbs, the Aurora Beacon News found that while some communities have more available slots than children, others have more children than slots. However, numbers alone don’t tell
Featuring alumni, staff, honorees, and an award-winning authors, our 2017 Annual Luncheon recognized supporters of Erikson and how they have helped deepen our impact.
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois recently helped Erikson Institute welcome back our Early Childhood Leadership Academy’s (ECLA) inaugural class of McCormick Foundation Executive Fellows for their second session of training on our campus.
Test’s A new academic year gets underway with more than 100 future child development, social work, and early education leaders joining our student body.
To the Erikson community, Our mission at Erikson is to ensure all children have equitable opportunities to meet their potential. The termination of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order to protect individuals (also referred to as DREAMERS)
Two new concentrations within Erikson Institute’s Master of Social Work program will provide opportunities for future social work leaders to gain a greater understanding of how the law, legal systems, and policy impact children and families, and to learn how
Led by Dr. Syc since 2002, Child Life specialty prepares students to work with children in times of great need