Erikson Institute is the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Erikson Institute is the premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
• Child Development
• Child Dev/Policy & Law
• Early Childhood Ed
• Online Early Childhood Ed
• Online Child Development
• Social Work
PhD in Child Development
Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Credentials
Registration and Records
Hone your professional skills, learn new techniques and earn the continuing education credits required to maintain your professional license in one of our many programs created to accelerate your professional development.
CE Credit Offerings
Through our innovative programs, we reach professionals in many settings, including homes, schools, and community organizations, helping them increase their capacity to serve children and families.
Early Childhood Leadership Academy
Early Math Collaborative
Facilitating Attuned Interactions (FAN)
Interdisciplinary Conference on Clinical Supervision
Language and Literacy Partners
Technology in Early Childhood Center
Beyond our groundbreaking education programs, we deepen our impact by providing service and support to families, creating and sharing knowledge, partnering with schools and communities, and empowering informed leaders.
Center for Children and Families
Early Childhood Project with the Illinois DCFS
Fussy Baby Network
Our research and work in the community generates new knowledge, invigorates our academic courses, and improves life for children and families in Chicago and throughout the nation.
Herr Research Center
Erikson Institute’s Policy and Leadership Department aims to ensure that all children receive equitable opportunities to achieve their full potential.
Early Development Instrument EDI
Risk and Reach Report
Barbara Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development, discussed the expansion of Chicago child-parent centers in a Catalyst Chicago article.
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Enid Hopkins, MS Early Childhood Education ’20 with a Leadership and Advocacy concentration, would have been our class of 2020 speaker at the commencement ceremony. Enid is the Early Childhood Recruitment
Erikson Alumnae, Rebecca Meyers (’04 & ’13) and Shira Miller (’06), took the time to discuss with me their experiences in hospital settings during the COVID-19 pandemic
Your years at Erikson are over, and without a formal farewell, you are moving on. I’m disappointed that I won’t be handing you a yellow rose, the symbol of your completion of an Erikson program