Gillian McNamee, Ph.D., director of teacher education, calls for well-prepared teachers of young children in an opinion piece in The Hechinger Report.
Student Priti Ahuja came to Erikson to understand how she could help close the achievement gap in her classroom.
By taking her education online, Jennifer found a true community of fellow teachers.
This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Innovation Fund moves early childhood field forward.” More from this issue » Four recent grants from the J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Faculty Innovation Fund will enable
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.
Erikson’s Early Math Project and its work to improve math education for the youngest students was featured on WBEZ.
Chip Donohue co-authored this Exchange Magazine article about new trends in training for center directors.
NCATE, the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education, recently released policy recommendations urging that teacher education include the study of child development. The council’s Principles and Exemplars for Integrating Developmental Sciences Knowledge into Educator Preparation [PDF, 96 pg] cites
The mathematics achievement gap in this country has been the subject of hand wringing, dire predictions, and plenty of blame. Now, thanks to the Early Mathematics Education Project, it’s the subject of progress.
Sarah Garland interviewed Chris Maxwell for this Chicago Tribune story about in-class coaching to help Chicago Public Schools teachers improve their practice.
Shanita Bigelow interviewed Aisha Ray for this Citizen Weekly story about Illinois’s early education reform.
Maggie Severns interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for this Early Ed Watch article about Illinois’s new bilingual/ESL regulations.
Nineteen new Erikson graduates with early childhood teacher certification will soon be staffing preschools in Chicago’s western suburbs, easing a shortage of qualified instructors and serving children in high-need classrooms throughout the region.
Rebecca Harris interviewed Luisiana Meléndez for a Catalyst-Chicago story about Illinois’ new regulations for PreK bilingual and ESL education.
More than 120 policymakers, teachers, teacher educators, and administrators explored global approaches and ideas for improving American math skills at the First International Symposium on Early Mathematics Education held April 17–18 at Erikson Institute.
More than 150 alumni, students, early childhood professionals, and other guests turned out Saturday, Oct. 18, for the grand opening of Erikson’s new campus.
Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels has been named to an expert panel that will recommend ways to increase emphasis on child development within teacher preparation curriculum nationwide.
Almost 70 percent of children in Head Start and the majority of children in the 25 largest U. S. school districts are culturally, racially and linguistically diverse children. Yet the early childhood teaching workforce remains predominantly white and monolingual. Research shows these teachers have little knowledge of the cultures, communities, and families of the children in their classrooms, while teachers report that they feel unprepared to teach effectively in multicultural and multilingual classrooms.