After teaching for a year, Lucy Divis realized that she needed to know much more about children and families.
Student Meg Fitzgerald is moving from teacher to administrator. At Erikson, she found the people and program she needs to succeed.
At Erikson, career-changer Dawn Craan gained a deep understanding of how young children develop on both the theoretical and practical levels.
Student Priti Ahuja came to Erikson to understand how she could help close the achievement gap in her classroom.
The innovative leadership of Leon Denton, M.Ed. ’88, is making a difference for children and families.
By taking her education online, Jennifer found a true community of fellow teachers.
Erikson helped student Rebecca Bleil understand the complex interplay of child development, culture, and family in her social work.
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Erikson is transforming student Mary Reynolds’s work with children and their families, giving her “ninja-like” powers of observation and understanding.
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago was a healing environment for all when it opened on June 9. One Erikson alumna was the organizing force behind it.
“We talk a great deal in our society about return on investment in early childhood,” says Moté. “To truly realize this investment, you need effective, high-quality programs and a strong, capable workforce at every level in the field. Erikson does that.”
After nearly 35 years as an educator, Cusack returned to the classroom herself to earn her master’s degree in child development.
“When I found Erikson Institute, it was a dream come true,” says Capito. “Here was an organization that was already teaching the things I believed and putting them into practice!”
Bertacchi’s career of working with and for children and families is almost as long as Erikson’s — and it’s closely entwined with the Institute, too.
Meet alumna Julissa Banzon, whose work with infants and families draws from her work in Latin America as well as the knowledge she gained from Erikson.