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About Erikson Institute


Erikson Institute is the premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential. Recognized for groundbreaking work in the field of early childhood, Erikson uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Erikson's impact and influence are further amplified through 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.