Erikson Institute was one of the first organizations in the country to recognize the importance of a child’s early years. For 50 years, we’ve focused exclusively on early childhood – educating, serving and leading with a far-ranging impact to improve the lives of young children, families, and communities.
We are the nation’s premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to reach their potential. On our downtown Chicago campus and through distance learning, we uniquely prepare adults to become informed leaders and practitioners through a range of contemporary graduate programs in child development, social work, and early childhood education.
Along with our groundbreaking educational programs offered here and internationally, our expert faculty and professional leaders embrace Erikson’s pioneering spirit through innovative programs and partnerships. We create and share new knowledge, partner with schools and communities, provide services to children and families, and advocate to make a positive and lasting difference. Because nothing matters more than a child’s early years.
ur workshops, seminars, and online offerings — taught by experts in the field — will help you develop critical skills, familiarize yourself with new techniques and instruments, and earn the credit you need to maintain your professional standing or advance in your career.