Investing in children and families to help each child develop to his or her full potential begins early and has a long-term impact.
In Chicago, 22 percent of children are obese upon entering school—that’s twice the national average. Erikson is taking part in an initiative to help decrease this number by encouraging child care centers to increase physical activity, reduce screen time for
Nearly half of all working parents rely on home-based child care. To raise the quality of care in this setting, Erikson is working with an often overlooked group of child care professionals.
On June 10, 2010, the Board of Trustees adopted a five-year plan that sets Erikson’s sights on addressing seven critical issues in early childhood.
Study examines poorly regulated yet popular option for parents Chicago (September 10, 2009) — Erikson Institute’s Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy has published the final report on its findings from the Family Child Care Network Impact Study,
Network coordinators with specialized training are highly effective.
Herr Research Center’s director, Eboni C. Howard, and associate director, Celina Chatman-Nelson, published an opinion piece about stimulus spending in Catalyst-Chicago.