About Erikson Institute

Erikson Institute is the premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring all children have equitable opportunities to realize their fullest 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.

Early Development Instrument Project Team

Jaclyn Vasquez
Director, Early Development Instrument Project

Rebecca Halperin
Knowledge Manager, Early Development Instrument Project

Luke Bandyk
Content and Special Projects Coordinator for Policy & Leadership Dept.

Leanne Beaudoin-Ryan
Associate Director of Research

Veronica Vidal
Director of Content Strategy for Policy & Leadership Dept.

Tonya Bibbs
Associate Professor
Principal Investigator, Early Development Instrument Project

Charles Chang
Vice President, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

Cristina Pacione-Zayas
Senior Policy Advisor