avatar for Ilana Dvorin Friedman

Ilana Dvorin Friedman

MSECE Online program at Erikson Institute
Ilana Dvorin Friedman is passionate about Jewish early childhood education and rethinking the roles of inquiry, social justice, gender, and family partnerships within early childhood learning environments. Over the last nine years, she has been an adjunct instructor at a variety of academic institutions teaching courses on child development, family and culture, social and historical perspectives on early care and education, adult learning, sociology, math and science for young children, and cognitive development. Currently, Ilana teaches courses for the MSECE Online program at Erikson Institute. She will be the integrative seminar leader for the Chicago Jewish Early Childhood Cohort at Erikson beginning in the Fall of 2019. Ilana graduated with her PhD in Child Development from the dual program at Loyola University Chicago and Erikson completing her dissertation on gender beliefs of teachers in Orthodox Jewish early childhood programs. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Jeremy, and their three children, Roey, Nitai, and Orianna.