$15 million federal grant will expand Child-Parent Centers

— This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “$15 million well spent.” More from this issue » A partnership of 11 education and nonprofit agencies, including Erikson, was awarded an Investing in Innovation, or “i3,” grant of $15 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Education. The […] More »

NAEYC sessions presented by Erikson faculty and staff

— Join Erikson faculty and staff for presentations on topics ranging from children and technology to teaching practice at the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, November 2–5, 2011. Wednesday, November 2 Exploring the big ideas of measurement: How young mathematicians play with stories 8:30–11:30 a.m. Mary Hynes-Berry […] More »

Barbara Bowman recognized as a Chicago History Maker

— The Chicago History Museum honored Barbara Bowman, the Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Development and Erikson co-founder, with the Jane Addams History Maker Award for Distinction in Social Services. The award was presented at the Seventeenth Annual Making History Awards ceremony on June 8. Watch the video profiling this year’s award winners:   This […] More »

Erikson news

— Erikson news in brief and class notes from the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of the Erikson on Children newsletter. More »

Erikson presents at 2009 NAEYC Conference

— Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels and other Erikson faculty, instructors and students presented and discussed research, technology and teaching practices at the 2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children annual conference in Washington, D.C. More »

Erikson leads effort to address teacher preparation for diverse classrooms

— 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. More »

Bowman featured in AARP Magazine

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. More »

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