About Erikson Institute
Erikson Institute is a hub of complex, creative thinking that empowers adults to help children reach their fullest potential.
We bring the newest scientific knowledge and theories of children’s development and learning into graduate education, professional training, community programs, and policymaking. Our goal is to improve the lives of children and families.
Knowledge in the service of children
Erikson Institute is the premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Recognized for our groundbreaking work in the field of early childhood, we uniquely prepare child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, knowledge creation and distribution, direct service, and field-wide advocacy.
Because nothing matters more than a child’s early years, Erikson Institute educates, inspires, and promotes leadership to serve the needs of children and families so that all can achieve optimal educational, social, emotional, and physical well-being.