The message behind Erikson’s window display

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At a time of national change, Erikson Institute continues to embrace the ideals of inclusion, fairness, and social justice.

A message from Geoffrey Nagle, President and CEO

Erikson volunteers participate in Service Week

A partnership with Chicago’s Christopher House offers opportunities to read to children and volunteer in schools and classrooms.
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Erikson News

Panelists: ‘Affirming Black Children’ in welfare system requires reforms

During a panel discussion hosted by Erikson Institute, experts considered ways to improve a system that, in many states, primarily serves families of color. More

Lesley Stahl talks about ‘becoming grandma’ at Erikson event

During a President’s Council discussion, the ’60 Minutes’ correspondent shared her experiences being a grandmother and talked about her latest book on grandparenting. More

Mindfulness in the early grades

How can schools buffer toxic stress for young children?
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Because Nothing Matters More Than A Child’s Early Years

Erikson set her on a path to change child- and family-focused systems

Alumna Bilge Cerezci, Ph.D.
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Her approach to research: Represent the underrepresented

Professor Tonya Bibbs, M.S.W., Ph.D.
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At Erikson, he developed a sense of himself to help him serve others

Alumnus Joshua Abrahams, M.S. ‘11
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Learn about other Erikson faculty, alumni, and students.

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Our Place in History

Leading with knowledge since 1966

Throughout the many social, political, and cultural changes of the last 50 years, our focus on the importance of a child’s early years has been unwavering. Our pioneering spirit continues to distinguish our work as leaders in the conversation about how to positively impact the lives of young children.

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“The best way to improve the American workforce in the 21st century is to invest in early childhood education, to ensure that even the most disadvantaged children have the opportunity to succeed along side their more advantaged peers.”

James Heckman, Nobel Prize-winning economist