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  • Nagle testifies in support of innovative tax credit model to stabilize child care funding, drive quality - Erikson Institute
    that would build on a successful model in Louisiana that has stabilized funding for child care providers while driving quality improvements Geoffrey A Nagle Ph D president and chief executive officer of the Erikson Institute was instrumental in advocating for the Louisiana model and shared his perspectives in testimony before Nebraska lawmakers on February 3 Highlights of his testimony follow Mr Chairman and Honorable Members of the Revenue Committee My name is Geoff Nagle and I am the president and CEO of the Erikson Institute in Chicago Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today on behalf of LB 889 I am here both as an advocate of policy initiatives that bring stability quality and innovation to our nation s child care infrastructure and as a leader who was deeply involved in the passage of what has proven to be a successful tax credit model in Louisiana Before coming to Chicago to lead the Erikson Institute the nation s premier graduate school in child development I led the Institute of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health at the Tulane University School of Medicine As in Nebraska and in fact as in many states across the country we wrestled with how to balance the need to improve quality child care with the increased costs that would come with it We also knew that trying to build a high quality system without addressing how to fund it was a prescription for failure I cannot say that I fully appreciated the challenges of the child care business model when we began But I learned quickly Ultimately it came down to economics finding a way to financially support the small businesses that provide child care so they were not solely dependent upon state appropriations and the ups and downs of the state budget Our solution was to create a stable source of funding through the tax code that would have cascading benefits for the state as well as for the providers workers families and children year after year Louisiana s School Readiness Tax Credits were passed in 2007 with unanimous support from four committees and both chambers of the legislature with more than 65 percent of the state s lawmakers signing on as co authors It was a law that ultimately infuses accountability and incentives into the system to move the quality bar up to the benefit of all children with financial rewards that touched every facet of the child care system from the providers to the workforce to families and even outside businesses that were supporting their employees and community The Louisiana program was widely embraced as an economic development initiative as much as an early childhood initiative which helped create a win win all around As we all know many states utilize tax credits to support economic development and so we engaged with Louisiana State University to conduct an economic impact study to document the impact of the child care sector with findings very similar to what you have learned

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/news/nagle-testifies-in-support-of-innovative-tax-credit-model-to-stabilize-child-care-funding-drive-quality/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Panel spotlights the Black Lives Matter movement’s meaning for early childhood - Erikson Institute
    further social justice through action said Jie Qi Chen Ph D senior vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of faculty at Erikson Candace Williams second from left Erikson s Master of Social Work program recruiter participates in a panel discussion about what the Black Lives Matter movement means for young children Moderated by Erikson professor Tonya Bibbs Ph D M S W the conversation touched on social issues such as poverty violence mass incarceration the preschool to prison pipeline and school environment while panelists addressed how societal problems impact children s normative development particularly among low income and minority families Many shared stories about their experiences working with children and families to draw conclusions about optimum ways to address some of society s most pressing problems Children learn to matter in context of relationships and belonging to community Dr Bibbs said Many families are not getting that experience of mattering Social Issues Are Early Childhood Issues Failing schools and under resourced communities lead to systemic oppression said panelist Candace Williams Erikson s Master of Social Work program recruiter If parents can t find jobs or if they don t even have the education that enables them to get jobs to help them have viable lives what does that mean for them and their children Many children of color live in communities where childhood behaviors and activities such as playing outside don t always happen because of a threat of violence or fear of police Williams said noting that even walking to the store can be difficult because of a lack of viable businesses in the immediate neighborhood When children feel they have no freedom to do normal activities their development can become stunted she said Shelley Quiles left a Chicago based social worker and owner of Performing Art Therapy answers a question during a panel discussion at Erikson about the Black Lives Matter movement Panelist Shelly Quiles a social worker who also owns a company called Performing Art Therapy said that in many Chicago public schools where she works students have families who have been impacted by incarcerations or death from violence Yet the schools don t always have adequate support staff to help students deal with trauma in the family and as a result children can begin to act out That s a deficit of resources Quiles said It s unacceptable but it s actually the norm in many schools Change Policy Build Relationships The panel discussion focused on how children grow up hearing narratives about their communities such as the idea of black on black crime that often lead them to form negative perceptions of themselves These narratives compounded by the lack of social services quality education and mental health resources can lead to a feeling among both children and adults that their lives don t matter said panelist Aislinn Pulley an organizer involved with the Black Lives Matter movement in Chicago We say we wonder why is there s violence but we know why Pulley said

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/news/panel-spotlights-the-black-lives-matter-movements-meaning-for-early-childhood/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Jon Korfmacher, Ph.D., named director of Erikson’s child development doctoral program - Erikson Institute
    transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts news events upcoming events academic calendar all past events press mentions magazine publications Jon Korfmacher Ph D has worked at Erikson Institute for nearly 20 years with experience teaching master s and doctoral courses conducting research here and abroad and serving as chairman of doctoral dissertation committees He now assumes a new role as director of Erikson s Ph D in Child Development program Erikson s doctoral program offers students an opportunity to study with a focus on applied research in settings where children and families live Dr Korfmacher says As director I want to build on the hard work my predecessors have done to ensure that the experience students have in the program and the knowledge they acquire prepare them for their professional endeavors Jon Korfmacher Ph D works with Erikson master s student Lis Guimaraes in his office Korfmacher was recently named director of Erikson s Ph D in Child Development program Dr Korfmacher s teaching and research background is an important asset to a program in which students are required to complete two internships that focus on teaching research or both says Jie Qi Chen Ph D the former director of the doctoral program who now serves as Erikson s senior vice president for Academic Affairs and dean of faculty Dr Korfmacher also is a recognized leader in home visiting research as he has worked to measure the effectiveness of programs that serve families with young children In his teaching Dr Korfmacher is committed to ensuring that students have high quality real world experiences that that prepare them for leadership roles in the field For example one of his doctoral students major assignments is to write a proposal for grant funding a critical skill for graduates as they move into research fields and work to secure funding for their work As director Jon brings a deep understanding of Erikson and an extensive research background Dr Chen says He also brings international experience having conducted research and consulted on home visiting programs in South America and Europe which brings a global perspective to the work Erikson does Established three decades ago Erikson s Ph D in Child Development program places an emphasis on applied research academic study that aims to find solutions to practical problems Students examine the impact cultural and socio economic factors have on children s development as well as how policy and societal institutions like schools and intervention programs affect children s growth and well being The program

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/news/researcher-associate-professor-jon-korfmacher-ph-d-named-director-of-eriksons-child-development-doctoral-program/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Town Square Launches: A new online network connects family child care professionals. - Erikson Institute
    business out of her home in Rock Island IL Since the day she started she has worked to keep up with new research and knowledge about child development by taking courses receiving certifications and even earning a master s degree to help improve the care she provides to young children One of the challenges of family child care is that we are isolated in our homes working 70 hours per week Gano said We have really needed a network of other professionals to help us feel connected get encouragement and share ideas It s the nature of the job we don t have a lounge where we can visit with other teachers Now that network has arrived In partnership with the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Governor s Office of Early Childhood Development Erikson Institute has developed and driven the launch of an innovative new website called Town Square to connect family child care professionals in Illinois to a wealth of resources that are developed and curated by Erikson The site will offer opportunities for professional development and also make it possible to connect with other professionals to share information and advice Town Square s content is focused on the needs of those who provide care out of their homes known as family child care professionals This group includes about 10 000 licensed providers in Illinois plus many more who are license exempt as well as relatives and friends of families Town Square s design and resources reflect the input of working family child care professionals who collaborated with Erikson s Distance Learning and Continuing Education team during the development process to offer insight into what is important for an online community The project was made possible through a federal Race to the Top Early Childhood Learning grant and a partnership between Erikson and the state of Illinois Erikson s role has been to oversee the initial development of the website and to produce an archive of resources by creating original content and also through curating selected materials from respected outside sources Drawing on our knowledge of innovative distance learning methods and expertise in the field of child development we wanted to help create a site that brings together an extensive range of resources for family child care professionals said Angela Fowler director of the Family Child Care Professional Development Project at Erikson Our goal was to build a virtual community for providers of family child care that recognizes the important role they play in the entire system of early childhood education Individuals can create profiles that enable them to log in access content and connect with others through forums The homepage has a cork board design that allows for customization and users can populate their pages with videos stories and professional development resources that apply to their personal needs From the homepage users can find links allowing them to watch discover discuss and grow Following these links leads to Videos to learn about best practices in family

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/news/town-square-launches-a-new-online-network-connects-family-child-care-professionals/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Contact us - Erikson Institute
    Teaching License Early Childhood Special Education Letter of Approval m s in early childhood education online online m s faq M S in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual ESL Specialization Online how it works certificate programs online bilingual esl certificate gainful employment infant mental health certificate gainful employment Scholarship opportunity Child Parent Psychotherapy Seminar infant specialist certificate gainful employment infant specialist courses online ph d program past dissertations doctoral faculty current students admission apply visit us Visiting a class Admission information sessions Graduate fairs requirements international students financial aid tuition fees cost of attendance grants scholarships fellowships student loans payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Erikson Institute 451 North LaSalle Chicago Illinois 60654 4510 Tel 312 755 2250 Fax 312 755 0928 email protected More on our location Directions Parking Hotel Facilities Directory To contact individuals see our faculty and staff directory Gifts and donations 312 893 7118 or 1 877 ERIKSON email protected Request program brochures or applications Request information online Change your address Students Learn how to update your information Alumni Complete our alumni update online form All others please contact Joan Claffey at email protected or 312 893 7113 Departments Admission or academic programs 312 755 2250 email protected Continuing Education 312 893 7171

    Original URL path: http://www.erikson.edu/about/contact/ (2016-02-15)
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  • Directory - Erikson Institute
    Linda Gilkerson Ph D Professor Executive Director Fussy Baby Network email protected 312 893 7138 Rebecca Gillett M S W M A LCSW Staff Clinician email protected 312 460 3861 Rhonda Gillis Executive Assistant email protected 312 893 7131 Lisa Ginet Ed D Assistant Director of Instruction Early Math Collaborative email protected 312 893 7129 Yvette Gonzalez Ph D Program Coordinator Assessment Services email protected 312 893 7238 Andria Goss M S M S W Program Director DCFS Early Childhood Project Instructor email protected 312 893 7199 Saima Gowani Ed M Project Director Prevention Initiative Birth to Three Programs Instructor email protected Larry Gray M D Medical Director Fussy Baby Network email protected 312 893 7237 Carole Graybill A M LCSW Continuing Education Instructor Melinda Gronen M A LCSW Continuing Education Instructor Myrna Guadarrama Senior Grant Contract Accountant email protected 312 893 7128 Ruchira Gulati Hantman M A M S M S W LCSW Staff Clinician email protected 312 893 7108 Amy Guy Intact Screener Central Region DCFS Early Childhood Project email protected Robert Halpern Ph D Professor email protected 312 893 7136 Carey Halsey M S Instructor email protected Linda Hamburg Professional Development Coordinator email protected 312 893 7157 Nathan Hanak Project Coordinator email protected 312 893 7112 Robyn Hart M Ed Instructor email protected Mary Claire Heffron Ph D Instructor email protected Toby Herr Director of Program Development email protected 312 893 7240 Tamyra Hickman Administrative and Research Assistant email protected Aimee Hilado Ph D LCSW Continuing Education Instructor Carri Hill Ph D Instructor email protected Megan Hillegass M S Instructor email protected Jennifer Hofherr OTR L C NDT Dissemination Specialist Fussy Baby Network email protected 312 893 7235 Madeleine Holdsworth Assistant Director of Data Systems Donor Services email protected 312 893 7114 Randy Holgate Vice President for Institutional Advancement email protected 312 893 7110 Pat Husband M A Instructor email protected Mary Hynes Berry Ph D Senior Instructor Instructor Early Math Collaborative email protected 312 893 7183 Tina Ireland M S M S W Staff Clinician Center for Children and Families email protected 312 893 7237 Rebeca Itzkowich M A Senior Instructor Instructor Early Math Collaborative email protected 312 893 7185 Helen Jacobsen Project Coordinator email protected 312 893 7147 Karen Janke Director Library email protected 312 893 7211 Donna Johnson M S Teacher Support Services Coordinator Early Math Collaborative email protected 312 893 7247 Hannah Jones Lewis Project Manager Fussy Baby Network email protected 312 893 7148 Tamara Kaldor M S Continuing Education Instructor Sherry Kaufman J D Instructor email protected Jennifer Kemp Berchtold M S Infant Studies Certificate Programs Manager email protected 312 893 7182 Florence Kimondo Ph D Instructor Senior Instructor and Field Education Liaison email protected 312 893 7206 Susan Knight M A LCSW Director Master of Social Work Program email protected 312 893 7233 Jon Korfmacher Ph D Associate Professor email protected 312 893 7133 Zachary Kulhan Administrative Coordinator email protected Amy Labb Project Director Early Childhood Disability Transition Project email protected

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  • Location - Erikson Institute
    ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Erikson Institute 451 N LaSalle Street Chicago Illinois 60654 4510 Tel 312 755 2250 Fax 312 755 0928 On this page Facilities Directions Parking Hotels Facilities Erikson s campus was built specifically for our educational research and clinical activities With nearly 75 000 square feet on three floors the campus features high tech classrooms and seminar spaces teaming rooms and group study rooms and space for research and programs that directly serve children and families Watch our campus tour video The building s two story dedicated lobby entrance and prominent street signage give Erikson striking visibility in Chicago s vibrant River North neighborhood Access for those with special needs Erikson is barrier free and fully accessible If you need assistance or accommodation please contact the Erikson reception desk at 312 755 2250 in advance or upon arrival Directions By car From Lake Shore Drive northbound or southbound Exit at Illinois Grand Avenue Take Grand Avenue approximately 1 mile west to LaSalle Street Turn left south on LaSalle Erikson is one block south on the left on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois From I 90 94 Kennedy expressway northbound or southbound Exit at Ohio Street Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street Turn right south on LaSalle Erikson is one block south on the left on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois From I 290 Eisenhower expressway Take I 90 94 West exit toward Milwaukee Exit at Ohio Street Continue east on Ohio approximately one mile to LaSalle Street Turn right south on LaSalle Erikson is one block south on the left on the corner of LaSalle and Illinois By public transportation Erikson is easily accessible via public transportation The Chicago Transit Authority s 65 Grand

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  • Employment - Erikson Institute
    faq M S in Early Childhood Education with Bilingual ESL Specialization Online how it works certificate programs online bilingual esl certificate gainful employment infant mental health certificate gainful employment Scholarship opportunity Child Parent Psychotherapy Seminar infant specialist certificate gainful employment infant specialist courses online ph d program past dissertations doctoral faculty current students admission apply visit us Visiting a class Admission information sessions Graduate fairs requirements international students financial aid tuition fees cost of attendance grants scholarships fellowships student loans payment plans applying for aid student services writing program computers technology housing transportation health insurance registration and records academic policies enrollment and degree verifications name and address changes transcript request forms immunization u pass library online offerings online advantages how it works recommended skills tech requirements self assessment continuing education offerings webinars webinar archives quick credits credit types faq customized training family child care modules achieving biliteracy research community initiatives assessment children at risk family support infants toddlers schools teaching technology young children supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Erikson is a great place to work and a great place to recruit talented early childhood professionals for your organization Employment opportunities ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH OFFICE DIRECTOR OF MEDIA RELATIONS AND CONTENT STRATEGY DOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP Early Math Collaborative EARLY MATHEMATICS COACH Early Math Collaborative PROFESSOR open rank MS Program in Child Development with Infancy Specialization PROFESSOR open rank Master of Social Work program Erikson offers a variety of benefits including excellent health and dental plans life and disability insurance a transit stipend matching retirement contributions and more Erikson Employee Benefits Handbook PDF 102pg Human Resources Policy Manual PDF 44pg Erikson Institute is proud to be an equal opportunity employer Read our nondiscrimination statement Employment Application Employers If you seek

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