President’s Message: Our work is more important than ever

— This article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children. More from this issue » From the President School’s out for the summer in many districts, but for parents, teachers, and other early childhood professionals, the hard — and critically important — work of caring for and educating young children doesn’t stop. It’s the same at […] More »

Earn continuing education units at Pearson’s early childhood conference

— Educators attending Pearson’s National Early Childhood Summer Institute 2012 can build their professional portfolio by earning Erikson continuing education units (CEUs) at the conference, July 23–26 in San Antonio, Texas. “Erikson is proud to partner with Pearson and to recognize participation in this quality early learning experience with continuing education credit,” says Deborah Mantia, director […] More »

Past pioneers address future leaders at commencement

— A version of this article appeared in the Summer 2012 issue of Erikson on Children under the headline “Caps and gowns.” More from this issue » At Erikson’s 45th commencement ceremony, 91 graduates received their master’s degrees in child development or early childhood education, and one a doctoral degree in child development. President Samuel J. Meisels, […] More »

$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 »

Creativity is important, says Meisels

— Carolina A. Miranda interviewed Samuel Meisels for this article published by Parenting Magazine and about the effects of standardized testing on creativity in early childhood classrooms. More »

Meisels and McNamee quoted in Education Week

— In the latest news coverage of the Common Core standards, Education Week examined their implications for early childhood education. Both Samuel Meisels and Gillian McNamee share their perspectives on the issue in this article. Read it here  » More »

Meisels: Common Core standards pose dilemmas for early childhood

— President Samuel J. Meisels The Common Core State Standards seek to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn in kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms. President Samuel J. Meisels, however, argues in a guest blog post for the Washington Post that the standards for kindergarten through 3rd grade don’t fit what […] More »

Meisels and McNamee to speak on the Common Core Standards

— President Samuel J. Meisels President Samuel J. Meisels and Professor Gillian McNamee are among the education leaders presenting at the 2011 Chicago School Policy Forum Series. Over the course of the series, speakers will discuss the new Common Core State Standards that were adopted by Illinois to raise K-12 student achievement, where they came from, […] More »

Meisels named to Chicago’s Early Learning Executive Council

— President Samuel J. Meisels Erikson president Samuel J. Meisels is one of the 10 members of Chicago’s new Early Learning Executive Council, which will coordinate the city’s early childhood education initiatives. Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of the council at a press conference at an Educare Early Childhood Center. Read the City of […] More »

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