Toby Herr, M.Ed. ’82, followed the data to create an international model for social services.
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The committee will consider how to prepare a workforce that seamlessly supports children birth to eight.
Jerry Weast and Chris Koch lead candid discussions on the challenges facing school districts and ways to achieve reform.
They are in the inaugural cohort of an initiative designed to advance policy, systems, and diversity in Illinois’s early childhood field.
The section presents current research that Bromer hopes will reengage the field and lead to funding for further study.
“We need to reach children and families at a young age in order to tackle truancy issues in later grades,” Bromer says.
Experts from around the country presented research and strategies for improving the quality of care for children and families.
Erikson is partnering with the Clinton Global Initiative to bring early childhood education to the attention of the world’s leaders.
There’s a groundswell of positive change in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood — amazing work by the community, along with partners like Erikson.
Envisioning Change is a statewide effort to close the achievement gap for African American students beginning in the earliest grades.
Many schools aren’t meeting the unique needs of young children learning two languages simultaneously. Erikson is working to change this.
Candace Williams, M.S. ’08, M.S.W. (Loyola) ’09, joined Erikson as the director of family and community partnerships within the Herr Research Center for Children and Social Policy.
As Common Core State Standards and PreK–12 alignment shape school reform, high-quality PreK–3rd should be viewed as a critical first link in the full educational continuum.
This summer, Erikson’s five-year fundraising campaign surpassed its $30 million goal.
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.
Education leaders explore PreK-3rd approach to reform – Erikson-hosted forum featured nationally known speakers
Erikson hosted more than 90 education leaders for Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A Dialogue on Educational Reform in March 2011.
“Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A dialogue on educational reform” may be the first shot in a revolution in early education in Illinois.
Children who enter kindergarten are all over the map, both in terms of their preparation and developmentally. Now, ISBE has released a plan to do something about it.
You are invited to watch the live webcast of Exploring PreK–3rd Grade: A Dialogue on Educational Reform on March 31 and submit your questions in real time. Leaders from early childhood and K-12 education are coming to Erikson to explore
Exploring PreK-3rd Grade A Dialogue on Educational Reform Download the white paper » [PDF, 25pg] Watch the presentations » Lisa Guernsey and Sam Meisels In March 2011, Erikson sponsored a one-day forum to explore the new educational possibilities suggested by the PreK–3rd
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.
Chicago’s early childhood education programs are improving children’s readiness for kindergarten, making the biggest gains with at-risk children, according to a new study released today.
Herr Research Center’s director, Eboni C. Howard, and associate director, Celina Chatman-Nelson, published an opinion piece about stimulus spending in Catalyst-Chicago.
Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced a report that concludes Chicago’s early childhood education programs are improving children’s readiness for kindergarten, making the biggest gains with at-risk children.
Erikson expertise shaped a new report on the appropriate use of assessments of young children in preschools, child care, and other early childhood programs.
U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis was on hand to open the Herr Research Center’s second annual Midwest Policy Conference on Oct. 24. Davis spoke about the importance of creating and sustaining programs that support child development.< The topic of the Read More ›
Erikson Institute, one of the nation’s leading graduate schools in child development, announced today it has purchased space at 111 W. Illinois St. in downtown Chicago for its new campus.