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  • History of Erikson Institute - Erikson Institute
    supporting erikson contribute to erikson ways to give areas of support give online corporate foundation gifts Erikson Institute a private graduate school and research center was established in 1966 in response to the critical need for early childhood professionals to staff the nation s expanding programs for young children Three prominent child advocates child psychologist Maria Piers social worker Lorraine Wallach and educator and activist Barbara Taylor Bowman launched the institute with the support of businessman and philanthropist Irving B Harris Each believed that a comprehensive understanding of child development was fundamental to the task of helping children reach their potential They recognized a demand for well trained early childhood teachers to work in newly launched Head Start programs Harris and Piers went to Washington D C in late 1965 to seek funding for the school they had in mind The response they received was promising but for months no funds were forthcoming Ultimately Harris told Piers and her colleagues that he would cover costs if they went ahead The school originally known as the Chicago School for Early Childhood Education enrolled its first class of 16 student in the fall of 1966 Classes were held in the Hyde Park Bank building In 1967 the school formed an affiliation with Loyola University Chicago to grant a master s degree In 1969 it was renamed for Erik Erikson the German born psychoanalyst and former colleague of Piers who first proposed that children are not simply biological organisms but also products of society s expectations prejudices and prohibitions A unique approach To prepare students to understand the whole child the founders recruited faculty from early childhood education administration cultural anthropology clinical and developmental psychology pediatrics and social work The curriculum emphasized developmental psychology biology and social science in addition to more traditional disciplines Their vision was to create a multiethnic interdisciplinary group of early childhood practitioners educators administrators and community leaders committed to delivering the very best care and early education to young children and their families These leaders would work as advocates for children at risk for school failure and developmental harm The method Erikson s founders chose for preparing these leaders was unique and it remains so today relationship based theory driven self reflective practice From the start Erikson emphasized the centrality of relationships in all learning and in successful intervention with families and community and institutional systems Through small group seminars and faculty mentoring the Institute led students to examine their own responses to children families and professionals instilling the habit of professional self reflection Internships are required so students hone their skills and see how lessons apply in the field This intensive approach linking theory and knowledge to practice has become the gold standard in the field Following the same rigorous approach Erikson added a Ph D program and dual degree program in child development with Loyola as well as several certificate programs and master s degree options After several years of granting master s degrees independently Erikson

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  • Erikson’s founders - Erikson Institute
    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 Back to Erikson Institute s history Erikson Institute began with Maria Piers a Vienna trained psychologist who focused on the psychosocial development of children In the mid 1960s as Head Start was launched as one salvo in the War on Poverty Piers recognized a growing need for highly qualified early childhood teachers She wanted to train teachers to apply modern psychoanalytic knowledge of child development to early care and education She found willing collaborators in social worker Lorraine Wallach then an assistant director at the Virginia Frank Child Development Center and Barbara Taylor Bowman head teacher in a therapeutic day care program They knew that too often preschool was little more than babysitting and they were well aware of the costs of failing to support optimal development and learning in the earliest years The three approached businessman Irving B Harris with their idea to start an early childhood training institute in Chicago Harris who saw education as the key to preventing poverty violence and other social ills was quick to see the benefits of their plan He agreed to support the start up and Erikson began to make history Piers well known and well connected in psychoanalytic circles enriched the curriculum with lectures by the likes of Anna Freud Rene

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  • Erik H. Erikson - Erikson Institute
    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 Back to Erikson Institute s history Since Erikson Institute s founding we have been committed to preparing a new kind of early childhood practitioner one with a deep understanding of child development To reflect this unique approach the school was renamed in 1969 for renowned psychoanalyst Erik H Erikson a former colleague of Erikson Institute co founder Maria Piers He was the first to propose that children are not simply biological organisms but also products of society s expectations prejudices and prohibitions About Erik Erikson One of the most influential psychoanalysts of the 20th century Erik Erikson was born in 1902 in Frankfurt am Main Germany After completing high school he moved to Florence to pursue his interest in art and in 1927 became an art teacher at a psychoanalytically enlightened school for children started by Dorothy Burlingham and Anna Freud in Vienna The move changed his life and career He earned a certificate from the Maria Montessori School then embarked on psychoanalytic training at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Institute By 1936 he had joined the Institute of Human Relations part of the department of psychiatry at Yale University Erikson s legacy Erikson s best known work is his theory that each stage of life is associated with a specific psychological struggle a struggle that contributes to a major aspect of personality His developmental progression from trust to autonomy initiative industry identity intimacy generativity and integrity was conceived as the sequential reorganization of

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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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  • Accreditation - Erikson Institute
    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 Accreditation and approvals Erikson Institute is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street Suite 7 500 Chicago Illinois 60604 1411 800 621 7440 www hlcommission org Accreditation is limited to master s degrees and certificates in fields related to child development and early childhood education including Bilingual ESL certificate and the Master of Social Work Erikson Institute is authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education to grant the M S in Child Development the M S in Early Childhood Education leading to initial teacher licensure the M S in Early Childhood Education Online and the Master of Social Work Erikson s M S in Early Childhood Education leading to initial teacher licensure is approved by the Illinois State Board of Education The Master of Social Work is accredited and approved by the

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  • The Erikson community - Erikson Institute
    Early Childhood Education Leading to Teaching License Bilingual ESL Endorsement M S in Early Childhood Education Leading to 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 is a warm welcoming and diverse community Made up of faculty students alumni trustees supporters and partners we all share a passionate commitment to improving the lives of young children We teach that all learning takes place within relationships and we model that belief in our classrooms Students here enjoy lively close connections with faculty and personalized support from our responsive staff With a broad range of backgrounds and experience represented in the student body students learn from one another and develop

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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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