He reminds parents that using devices may prevent them from teaching their children, even just by talking.
NBC 5 Chicago reports on summer camps that teach children coding.
Gillian McNamee, Ph.D., director of teacher education, calls for well-prepared teachers of young children in an opinion piece in The Hechinger Report.
Tamara Kaldor, M.S., assistant director of Erikson’s Technology in Early Childhood Center, shares tips with parents about the new digital craze.
Chip Donohue, Ph.D., speaks with the Council for Professional Recognition about technology in early childhood.
Assistant Professor Amanda Moreno, Ph.D., tells Cleveland.com that certain important skills are best learned in preschool.
Principal Investigator Amanda Moreno, Ph.D., says her study on mindfulness could show improved academic outcomes in young children.
In a story about trauma and young children’s brains, Assistant Professor Amanda Moreno, Ph.D. shares the promise of mindfulness.
Assistant Clinical Professor Pamela Epley tells the Daily Southtown that despite circumstances, all moms can give kids what they need.
New Erikson STEM programs were featured in Chicago Inno and edscoop.
Chip Donohue, Ph.D., director of Erikson’s TEC Center, talks about a new trend of teaching coding in early childhood programs.
A visit to China by Erikson leaders and alumni was widely covered by Chinese press.
Professor Gillian McNamee, Ph.D. tells Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer how parents should choose preschool.
Chip Donohue, director of Erikson Institute’s TEC Center, tells The Guardian that hi-tech toys shouldn’t replace parent-child interactions.
Lisa Ginet of Erikson’s Early Math Collaborative recommends to WBEZ listeners books that expose children to math concepts.
Erikson Institute’s director of policy tells Catalyst Chicago the city’s previous changes to the system created barriers for families.
In Education Week, Erikson’s president and CEO explains how, when integrated in the classroom, play helps children develop important skills.
The nominees are people and companies from a variety of categories who are heating up their industries.
The organization’s weekly newsletter mentioned the Early Math Collaborative’s $3 million grant.
In Tulsa World, Chip Donohue compares using technology to junk food: too much is bad; moderation is all right.
On the Capitol Fax blog, Erikson’s president called for lawmakers to stop waging political battles on the backs of the state’s youngest children.
She tells the Chicago Sun-Times that suspending young children from school sends a terrible message.
President Geoffrey Nagle noted the critical importance of reaching Hispanic children through quality early learning programs.
What young children watch is more important than how much, he tells the Huffington Post.
The partnership launched in May with the first weeklong visit to Chicago by a group of Chinese educators.
STEM efforts often focus on higher grades, but Jeanine Brownell says research shows they should start early.
He tells Education Week that child care works need help to understand and interpret children’s stressful behaviors differently.
An Education Week article notes that Common Core standards call for students to “read to learn” as early as kindergarten.
“We must ensure that children have positive experiences in the first five years — 1,826 days,” says President Nagle.
“We’ve got to do our homework first,” TEC Center director Chip Donohue says in a KBIA Mid-Missouri Public Radio story.
“It’s not just the word gap; it’s what you use language for,” Bowman tells Education Week.
She tells the Pioneer Press that all-day kindergarten programs should incorporate opportunities for recess and the arts.
At the event, National Public Radio’s Anya Kamenetz and Erikson professor Jane Fleming discussed the role of standardized testing in the U.S.
The medical director for Erikson’s Fussy Baby Network says being held offers babies the organization they crave but can’t provide themselves.
Many child care workers, preschool teachers, and principals think wrongly that young children aren’t affected by seeing violence in their homes.
TEC Center director Chip Donohue talks with the Chicago Tribune about the opportunities for learning in new technologies.
Bowman tells Education Week that later grades must provide quality education for students to benefit.
Most teachers receive little training in this area, so we do a lot on the in-service side, she tells Education Week.
Splash served as exclusive media partner for the event, which raised more than $800,000.
She tells the Hechinger Report that too much visual stimulation can wear students down.
“The briskly paced luncheon packed a video, an award, and a Harvard lecture into 105 minutes,” Lisa Bertagnoli notes.
Show your child that reading is important to you, and she’ll want to imitate you, Moreno tells Parents.
Moran tells the Chicago Tribune that it’s common to worry about loving a second child as much as the first.
“You can’t teach little kids a vocabulary list and have it be very helpful,” Bowman tells the Chicago Bureau.
In the Capital Times, he notes that children in dangerous neighborhoods are most at risk of being too sedentary.
In the Harvard Education Letter, members of the Early Math Collaborative welcome new standards but warn of implementing them prematurely.
Professor Barbara Bowman received the a 2014 Education Award from the Illinois Currency Exchange Foundation.
Technology in the classroom is not an either/or question, says Donohue in an interview with WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station.
On WYCC PBS Chicago, Hynes-Berry discusses whether preschool should be mandatory.
For ten years, the Network has offered help for parents whose infants who are struggling with feeding, sleeping, or crying.
Beginning at age two, preschools can offer things parents cannot, Moreno tells The Stir.
She tells TODAY Health that television can prevent children from developing coping strategies.
President Nagle was a featured speaker at an Education Writers Association seminar exploring how early childhood education proponents are getting creative to boost funding.
An Atlantic article highlights research on how career-based learning can serve certain students.
In a post for the Fred Rogers Center blog, Mary Hynes-Berry talks about choosing apps wisely.
Erikson’s new president describes what drew him to early childhood and his early goals as president.
Head Start gains can be maintained by further supports once children enter school.
Parents should be careful to select uses of technology that help their children learn and grow, according to Donohue.
“These fine public servants bring tremendous dedication to their new roles,” President Obama said.
Nickels tells the Chicago Tribune that parents are better off implementing year-round parenting strategies.
In an essay for Politico, Jarrett says her mother sees every child as her own.
The Huffington Post looks at the Early Math Collaborative’s efforts to create learning communities in schools.
An increase in private schools should sharpen our focus to improve public education, she tells Crain’s.
McNamee tells CBS Chicago that efforts to teach material sooner don’t always lead to a higher capacity for learning.
“If we are looking for the greater bang for our buck, early childhood is the ticket we should purchase,” Ray says.
Most kids eventually put a healthy distance between themselves and their once-beloved toys, Bowman says.
In a guest post for the Harvard Education Press blog, Halpern critiques current school reforms.
At a Yale symposium, Bowman notes that more awareness of dyslexia will lead to more funding.
“I can’t tell everyone else to work hard if I don’t work hard, too,” Bowman says. “It is not punishment. I am enjoying doing it.”
On We Act Radio, the Early Math Collaborative discusses its work to help teachers embrace math instruction.
Moran explains to the Chicago Tribune why parents tend to be friends with other parents.
Professor Halpern talks about the value of learning opportunities outside of school.
Donohue and Armstrong highlight the need to be intentional when selecting technology for children.
Edutopia recommends Professor Halpern’s new book as a summer read for every teacher.
In the Peoria Journal Star,the Fussy Baby Network was praised as a program that can help prevent child abuse.
On CAN TV21, Salter tells parents of children with disabilities how to ask the right questions.
In a Momaha.com article, Meisels explains why early childhood education is so important and how starts at home.
In a New York Times article, Bowman argues that investing in young children leads to a better education system.
The business community is investing in early childhood, but Bowman cautions in a WBEZ report that many preschools may not be teaching the skills businesses want.
In a Chicago Sun-Times column about book banning, McNamee explains the powerful role of literature in child development.
In a Chicagotalks article, Moran shares some insights into co-sleeping, the practice of parents sharing a bed or room with their baby.
In an interview with WBEZ 91.5, Meisels applauds Chicago’s expansion of full-day kindergarten but adds a note of caution.
In this Chicago Tribune article, Gilkerson encourages parents to distinguish their baby’s feelings and thoughts from their own.
In an Education Week article, Meisels, an assessment expert, reacts to a federal proposal to fund kindergarten assessment programs.
In this New York Times article, Meisels states that test preparation can invalidate the results of this “off-label” use of the E.R.B. assessment.
In a Southtown Star article, Nickels wades into the quality time vs. quantity time debate.
The article, written by U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Chicago entrepreneur J.B. Pritzker, mentions Erikson’s work in the field.
ABC 7 featured Nickels for a story on parents’ increasing concern after the shooting in Newtown, CT.
In a Pittsburgh Live article, Nickels provides help to parents dealing with a child’s long Christmas wish list.
In a Chicago Tribune article, Nickels suggests telling younger children Santa’s limitations in delivering every child’s every wish.
Epley notes the limitations of most standardized tests, pointing to high-quality observational assessments as a superior alternative; though, with a caveat.
Few books for young children feature a Latino main character, which could be an obstacle for young readers, says Fleming.
The Early Mathematics Education Project is featured in a U.S. Department of Education Homeroom blog post.
Catalyst Chicago looks into the expansion of a promising program.
Life Goes Strong asks if, when, and how grandparents should discipline grandchildren.
CBS 2 Chicago looks into pros and cons of teaching with iPads in early childhood classrooms.
Bowman talked to Life Goes Strong about what grandparents should think about when giving holiday gifts to their grandchildren.
Popular parent website, ABCmouse.com features Q&A with Donohue.
Chip Donohue was featured in this Life Goes Strong article about how grandparents and grandchildren can use technology to keep in touch.
Life Goes Strong asks when children are too old or too young to participate, and how to pick an appropriate Halloween costume.
Margret Nickels talked with Heidi Stevens for this Chicago Tribune article about parenting children who aren’t like you.
Meisels emphasized his support for comprehensive, observational assessments throughout the school year.
Samuel Meisels talked with Lesli Maxwell for this Education Week article about school-readiness exams.
Chip Donohue talked with Heidi Stevens for this Chicago Tribune article about how parents can balance their children’s media diet.
Ray talked with Sandra Dungee Glenn for this 900AM WURD discussion series about early childhood education.
Gillian McNamee talked with Heidi Stevens for this Chicago Tribune article about how parents can explain the Chicago Teachers Union strike to their children.
Margret Nickels talked with Heidi Stevens for this Chicago Tribune article about how parents can best support their child whose been held back in the same grade.
Chip Donohue talked with Howard Ludwig for a Southtown Star article about the effects of parents using digital devices to distract children.
Chip Donohue talked with Crystal Yednak for this Chicago Parent article about technology and young children.
On WGN-TV’s morning news broadcast, Dean Richards interviewed Margret Nickels on the effects of violent TV and movies on young children’s behavior.
Lesli Maxwell interviewed Samuel Meisels for this Education Week article about ACT’s new college-readiness exam for young children.
Jane Fleming joined host Steve Edwards and a small group of advocates to talk about the problem of low literacy on WBEZ’s The Afternoon Shift.
Joan Cary interviewed Aisha Ray for this Chicago Tribune article about the changing roles of fathers.
Linda Lutton interviewed Barbara Bowman for a WBEZ story about the developmental aspects of how young children gain literacy.
Gayla Marty interviewed Barbara Bowman for a story in University of Minnesota’s publication connect about the Child Parent Centers program expansion under the Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant.
Heidi Stevens interviewed Chip Donohue for a Chicago Tribune article about possible effects of children using e-readers.
Steve Edwards interviewed Barbara Bowman on WBEZ’s Afternoon Shift about her life and career.
This editorial tribute in the Chicago Sun-Times praised Barbara Bowman’s contributions to early childhood education.
Catalyst Chicago announced the end of Barbara Bowman’s tenure as Chicago Public Schools’ chief early childhood education officer.
Noreen Ahmed-Ullah interviewed Samuel Meisels for this Chicago Tribune article about Barbara Bowman’s tenure as Chicago Public Schools’ chief early childhood education officer.
Before dropping the towel, parents should be aware of their child’s comfort level toward nudity, says Nickels
Howard Ludwig interviewed Margret Nickels for this Southtown Star column about deciding when it’s no longer appropriate for a parent to be naked in front of his children.
Bonnie Rubin interviewed Chris Maxwell for this Chicago Tribune story on a community fighting to keep its full-day kindergarten program.
Morley Safer interviewed Samuel Meisels for this 60 Minutes story on redshirting kindergarteners.
Steve Scott interviewed Jeanine Brownell for this WCBS 880 story about children no longer understanding Roman numerals.
Lesli Maxwell interviewed Jane Fleming for an Education Week story about Fleming’s literature review of transitional chapter books and her findings of almost no Latino characters.
Leanne Italie interviewed Jeanine Brownell for this Associated Press story about children no longer understanding Roman numerals.
Howard Ludwig interviewed Margret Nickels for this Southtown Star column exploring why children like to collect things.
CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) interviewed Chip Donohue, Erikson’s director of distance learning, for a story about the trend of more toddlers using iPads and other mobile devices.
CBS 2 (WBBM-TV) aired a story about the Early Mathematics Education Project and how it has changed Chicago Public Schools teachers’ math instruction.
Carolina A. Miranda interviewed Samuel Meisels for this article published by Parenting Magazine and CNN.com about the effects of standardized testing on creativity in early childhood classrooms.
In the latest news coverage of the Common Core standards, Education Week examined their implications for early childhood education. Both Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee share their perspectives on the issue in this article. Read it here »
Jaclyn Zubrzycki interviewed Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee for an Education Week story about the Common Core standards’ implications for early childhood education.
Erikson’s Early Mathematics Education Project was featured in a Wall Street Journal article about the project’s work with Chicago’s teachers and its expansion under the “i3″ grant.
Valerie Strauss published Samuel Meisels’ guest blog post on the Common Core Standards in the Washington Post.
Kathy Brock interviewed Chip Donohue for this ABC 7 (WLS-TV) story about toddlers using iPads.
Dana Goldstein wrote about Samuel Meisels’ Work Sampling System for a Slate article about assessing kindergarteners.
Samuel Meisels was quoted in this Chicago Sun-Times article about a symposium focused on developing local strategies to put children on track for success.
Jill Barshay interviewed Chip Donohue for this Hechinger Report article about a Los Angeles first-grade classroom using the “blended learning” approach, in which students learn from computers as well as teachers. This story was also published in the Sacramento Bee.
The Fussy Baby Network was listed as a resource in this Public News Service article about the increased risk of child abuse during the recession.
Rebecca Vevea interviewed Tracy Moran for this Chicago News Cooperative story about her work to help train child care providers to improve the nutritional quality of the food they serve and incorporate more physical activity in their programs. An edited version of the story also appeared in The New York Times.
Maureen Kelleher wrote about the U.S. Department of Education’s visit to the Early Mathematics Education Project’s training session, as well as the project’s expansion under the “i3” grant in this Education Week article.
Rebecca Harris wrote about the U.S. Department of Education’s visit to the Early Mathematics Education Project’s training session, as well as the project’s expansion under the “i3” grant in this Catalyst Chicago article. Read “Federal grant expands early math project
Maureen Kelleher interviewed Samuel Meisels for her Education Week blog to get his views on the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant.
Aisha Ray gave a presentation for this Education Week webinar, along with Oscar A. Barbarin III, Hertz Endowed Chair in Psychology at Tulane University.
Michelle Manchir interviewed Margret Nickels for this Chicago Tribune story about the importance of mentors for children and the decline in availability of programs like Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Howard Ludwig interviewed Gillian McNamee for this Southtown Star article about whether parents should let their children win at games.
Rebecca Harris included our New Schools Project in this round-up of initiatives focused on the early childhood education continuum in this Catalyst Chicago article.
Samuel Meisels expressed his thoughts on the Department of Education’s Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant in this guest blog post for New America Foundation’s Early Ed Watch. The post was shared and quoted in the blogs In Quotes and The Quick & The Ed, and again in a later blog post for New America Foundation.
Chris Maxwell explains how the New Schools Project works, as well as its goals and successes, in this podcast for New America Foundation.
Erikson’s Early Math Project and its work to improve math education for the youngest students was featured on WBEZ.
Erikson’s Early Math Project was featured in The New York Times’s Chicago pages, as reported by the Chicago News Cooperative. The article mentions the expansion of the project into eight Chicago public schools this year. The Early Mathematics Education Project
Maureen Kelleher wrote about the findings of Erikson’s study of Illinois’s pre-k programs in this Education Week article.
Alfred Lubrano interviewed Samuel Meisels for this Philadelphia Inquirer story about Philadelphia’s decision to cut its kindergarten program to a half-day. Read “Experts: Half-day kindergarten a ‘disaster'” [PDF]
Erikson’s Fussy Baby Network was featured in an ABC News story about new research that shows infants with persistent crying issues are more likely to develop behavioral problems as children.
The Fussy Baby Network was featured in this ABC News story about new research that shows infants with persistent crying issues are more likely to develop behavioral problems as children.
Ginnie Graham wrote an article for Tulsa World about Sam Meisels’ presentation on pre-kindergarten testing at the International Infant/Toddler Conference.
Sarah Garland interviewed Sam Meisels for a Washington Post article about the expansion of charter schools in D.C.
Cynthia Dizikes interviewed Sam Meisels for a Chicago Tribune article about the practice of holding a child back a year before letting him start kindergarten.
Erikson’s Early Math Project was featured in The New York Times’s Chicago pages, as reported by the Chicago News Cooperative. The article mentions the expansion of the project into eight Chicago public schools this year. The Early Mathematics Education Project
Howard Ludwig interviewed Pamela Epley for this Southtown Star article about whether it’s good to encourage a child to color inside the lines.
Rebecca VanderMeulen interviewed Margret Nickels for this Galtime.com article about how and when parents should tell their children they’re expecting.
Fussy Baby Network was listed as a resource for parents with a colicky baby in this American Baby article, listing advice and resources for new parents.
Kara Corridan listed the Fussy Baby Network as a resource for parents who are stressed out by their colicky baby in her Parents blog post.
Chip Donohue co-authored this Exchange Magazine article about new trends in training for center directors.
New America Foundation blog details children's media and technology round-table discussion held at Erikson
Lisa Guernsey wrote about the children’s media and technology round-table discussion held at Erikson Institute in her New America Foundation blog.
The Chicago Tribune published this story about a family support center founded by two Erikson students.
Emily York interviewed Margret Nickels for this Chicago Tribune story about children’s susceptibility to marketing.
Sarah Garland interviewed Chris Maxwell for this Chicago Tribune story about in-class coaching to help Chicago Public Schools teachers improve their practice.
Youth Today published this article about several research projects on home visitation programs, including one by associate professor Jon Korfmacher.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Barbara Bowman for this Education Week story about the implementation of Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
Erikson student works to correlate national and state education standards with Montessori curriculum
Jocelyn Scotty interviewed Stacey Edwards, an Erikson student and Montessori educational coordinator, for an Examiner.com article about correlating national and state standards with Montessori curriculum.
Chicago Tribune ran a feature story about the Early Mathematics Education Project, its impact on Chicago Public Schools and its Dept. of Education “i3” grant. The article appeared in the Wednesday, October 27, paper. Read the story
This Chicago Sun-Times article mentions the effects of New Schools Project professional development on Chicago Public Schools teachers and classrooms.
Patty Pensa interviewed Jennifer McCray for this Chicago Tribune feature about the Early Mathematics Education Project.
Heidi Stephens interviewed Margret Nickels for this Chicago Tribune article about how to decide if a child is ready to visit a haunted house.
This announcement in the Cincinnati Enquirer mentions Gill’s unique approach to engaging families at his concerts and identifies him as an Erikson alumnus.
This CME Group Foundation press release, announcing its funding of the Early Mathematics Education Project, was published by Philanthropy News Digest.
Chip Donohue wrote this Exchange Magazine article about his most highly recommended Web 2.0 tools.
Sam Meisels wrote a letter to the editor at the New York Times in response to the article “Scientifically Tested Tests.”
‘Early Learning’ Grantees New America Foundation takes a closer look at the Dept. of Education’s “i3” winners in this two-part series.
Tara Malone interviewed Luisiana Meléndez, Barbara Bowman, and alumna Victoria Quillen for this Chicago Tribune story on Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL pre-K regulations.
Shanita Bigelow interviewed Aisha Ray for this Citizen Weekly story about Illinois’s early education reform.
Margret Nickels was on ABC 7’s morning newscast as part of its weeklong series “ABCs of Back to School” to discuss school anxiety.
Erikson's Early Mathematics Education Project ranked 8th among selected programs for the “i3” grant competition
Education Week and New America Foundation published articles, announcing the winning programs in the Dept. of Education’s Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition. Erikson’s Early Mathematics Education Project ranked 8th among the 49 selected programs.
The (Jamestown, NY) Post-Journal wrote an article about Barbara Bowman’s lecture at this year’s Chautauqua Institute.
Linda Yu interviewed Margret Nickels on the WLS-TV (ABC 7) midday newscast, discussing ways to help an older child adjust to a new sibling.
Maggie Severns interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for this Early Ed Watch article about Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL regulations.
Karen Springen interviewed Linda Gilkerson for a Parents Magazine article about the stress parents experience when their baby has colic.
Lisa Bertagnoli interviewed Randy Holgate for a Crain’s Chicago Business article about how fundraising galas are showing signs of economic recovery.
Wendy Donahue interviewed Tracy Moran for a Chicago Tribune article about a new study that found mothers who work part time have healthier children than those who work full time or not at all.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee for a Catalyst Chicago story about CPS’s new Kindergarten Readiness Assessment.
Mary Ann Zehr interviewed Luisiana Meléndez and Barbara Bowman for an Education Week article about Illinois’s new pre-K bilingual/ESL regulations.
Crain’s Chicago Business interviewed our gala honoree, Larry Richman, and featured the event in their Social Whirl section.
Catherine Gewertz interviewed Sam Meisels and Barbara Bowman for an Education Week article about the new K–12 common standards.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for a Catalyst-Chicago story about Illinois’ new regulations for PreK bilingual and ESL education.
Erikson president Samuel Meisels appeared on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss the flaws in high-stakes admissions tests for New York’s most prestigious elementary schools. This interview was a follow up to the New York Magazine article, The Junior Meritocracy, in which Meisels also appeared.
Cynthia Ramnarace interviewed Linda Gilkerson for a American Baby Magazine article about choosing the right toys and play for babies.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Gil McNamee about a recent study of Head Start programs for Catalyst Chicago.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Robert Halpern about the value of After School Matters programs for a Catalyst Chicago article.
Samuel J. Meisels commented on the potential problems with school readiness testing in this Statesman Journal article.
Crain’s Chicago Business published the announcement of Randy L. Holgate’s appointment to vice president of institutional advancement at Erikson Institute. The Chronicle of Higher Education and Chronicle of Philanthropy published similar announcements.
Erikson co-founder and professor Barbara T. Bowman weighed in this Washington Post article about whether preschools should allow time for play or spend the entire day on direct instruction.
Center for Children and Families director Margret Nickels shared her advice to parents on helping their child turn around a bad report card. This topic was featured in the weekly Chicago Tribune column The Parent ‘Hood.
Senior instructor Mary Hynes-Berry discussed what makes a child’s storytelling so unique in this Chicago Tribune article about a local theater company that acts out stories written by children.
Center for Children and Families director Margret Nickels and associate professor Jon Korfmacher were both interviewed for this American Baby article about a baby’s developmental milestones in how he or she plays.
Erikson welcomes Karen Janke as its new director of The Edward Neisser Library.
Margret Nickels appeared on ABC-7 to give parents advice for helping their children get off to a good start in school.
Erikson trustee Cari Sacks discussed why Erikson’s work is so important in this issue of Michigan Avenue.
Today’s Chicago Woman covered the who’s who and the highlights of Erikson’s annual fundraising gala.
NBC 5 reporter Nesita Kwan interviewed professors Gillian McNamee and Barbara Bowman about the importance of recess and play for young children.
Chicago Parent reporter Amy Souza wrote a story about what the Early Mathematics Education Project is doing to improve early math education in Chicago Public Schools, as well as what parents can do to incorporate math lessons in home activities.
Chicago Parent reporter Lisa Applegate interviewed professor Jon Korfmacher for a story about picking the right preschool.
Chicago Tribune reporter Heidi Stevens interviewed Margret Nickels, director of Erikson’s Center for Children and Families, about how parents should help their children understand and cope with loss and tragedy.
Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels was interviewed by Anna Weinstein for this education.com story.
Herr Research Center’s director, Eboni C. Howard, and associate director, Celina Chatman-Nelson, published an opinion piece about stimulus spending in Catalyst-Chicago.
Erikson’s International Symposium on Early Mathematics Education was covered in Sean Cavanagh’s Education Week blog.
Debra Williams interviewed Jennifer McCray, director of Early Mathematics Education Project, for a Catalyst Chicago article about the importance of math education.
Erikson alumna Rachel Rashkin-Shoot wrote an article for Jewish Action, giving parents advice about when and how to get psychological help for their children.
Daniel Scheinfeld’s research was mentioned in Childcare Information Exchange as a resource for teachers who want to adopt Reggio Emilia methods in their classrooms.
Erikson’s director of distance learning, Chip Donohue, Ph.D., published an article in Childcare Information Exchange about best practices in Power Point® presentations.
Erikson professors Barbara T. Bowman and Gillian McNamee discussed, with Chicago Parent, the wisdom of pushing pre-school students and kindergarteners to meet high academic expectations.
Barbara T. Bowman was featured in an AARP Magazine article on accomplished individuals who achieve great things for years beyond the typical retirement age. The piece noted that Bowman oversees Chicago Public Schools’ early childhood programs for 30,000 children—then walks briskly over to Erikson, checking messages on her Blackberry, to teach here, when not traveling and lecturing here.
As kindergarten becomes increasingly academic, what does it mean to be ready for school? A wide range of developmental and cultural factors influence whether a child is ready to learn, Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels explained in a Sept. 4 interview on Eight Forty-Eight, WBEZ Chicago Public Radio’s morning magazine show. Most children are ready for kindergarten at age five, he said, but they arrive at school with highly varied, individualized skills and strengths. It’s up to schools to “meet the children where they are” developmentally and adapt learning opportunities to build on those strengths.