Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute

Erikson’s distance learning programs offer the best preparation you can get to teach and care for young children—delivered directly to your desktop, through online programs specifically designed to fit into your busy life.

Built on the same rigorous, effective, time-tested curriculum as our campus-based courses, our online programs…

It’s right here at your fingertips.

Designed especially for early childhood educators with at least three years of post-baccalaureate experience, Erikson’s new online master of science degree in early childhood education helps you do what you love to do, and do it better.

It’s a structured cohort program, so you’ll have peers to collaborate with and learn from. And it’s online, so you can work at home, in the office, in the early morning, or late at night—wherever and whenever you want.

The Values of Erikson Institute

Since its founding in 1966, Erikson has adhered to this remarkably stable and cohesive set of values that are shared by Board of Trustees, faculty, staff, and students.

About Us

Erikson Institute is the nation’s premier graduate school in child development. Since 1966, we’ve prepared professionals to understand and meet the changing needs of young children and their families. We focus exclusively on children from birth to age eight—the most important formative years.


Erikson Institute is regionally accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (30 North LaSalle, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504; 800-621-7440 or 312-263-0456;