Pikler/Lóczy Fund USA

Advanced Level Pikler Training - Engaging in Dialogue with Infants and Toddlers Through Respectful, Peaceful Care

April 13-18, 2015 San Francisco, Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf

Decades of research from the Pikler Institute in Budapest suggest young children thrive when they are recognized as participants in their own care and trusted to be initiators during play. Anna Tardos and Agnes Szantos, in a rare appearance in the USA, will discuss children's social-emotional, cognitive and physical needs and how the adults, the children's peers, and the environment support them accordingly.

This Advanced Level intensive is open to everyone who is interested in increasing knowledge of how to care for infants and toddlers at home or in centers. Please join us.

Must have attended a previous Pikler Intensive in Budapest or USA. Otherwise, participants must enroll in mandatory 2 day intensive April 11-12, 2015.

International Experts:
  • Anna Tardos
  • Agnes Szanto
  • Elsa Chahin

Registration cost after Maarch 6 through April 10, $1500 main conference and $550 PRE-conference.

Conference fees include breakfast and lunch. Participants must pay for the hotel, airfare, airport transfers and dinners.

Topics and Schedule for Advanced Training

Topics and Schedule for 2 day seminar

Pay online at: Advanced Pikler Training. For detailed information, please inquire at info@pikler.org.

Please note: if you are paying for someone besides yourself, please include their name and email address on PayPal's "Note to Seller". You will find this under your Billing/Shipping address when completing your transaction.

Also, we will refund full tuition minus a $50.00 US dollars administration fee before Feb 27. After Feb 27 the administration fee is $250.00 US dollars.

For Board Members and Scholarship Recipients.


Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf 1300 Columbus Ave. San Francisco, CA 94133 415-771-9000

On behalf of all of us here at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf, we are delighted to serve as the host hotel for your special event. A special group rate has been arranged under the name "Pikler Loczy Institute" for the dates of Friday, April 10, 2015 to Sunday, April 19, 2015.

Reservations/Cut-off Date - We have two options for your attendees to make a reservation at the special rate:

1. Online - Go to Reservations for the Pikler Loczy Institute at the Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf and enter the online booking code: PLI.

2. Phone - Call the Hotel reservations department at 1-800-942-7348. To receive the special group rates, the attendees should request the name of the group: "Pikler Loczy Institute."

Group rate: $169.00 per room, per night, plus tax, single/double occupancy. Plus $20 per additional occupant with existing bedding. All reservations should be made by Tuesday, March 10, 2015. After this date, reservation requests will be honored based on availability at prevailing rates.

Prime Location in the Heart of Fisherman's Wharf -The hotel is surrounded by the attractions and diverse dining options of Fisherman's Wharf, and is just a few blocks from Pier 39, historic North Beach (San Francisco's Italian District), and Chinatown. Cable Cars bound for world-class shopping in Union Square originate just a few blocks from the hotel, in addition to tours which include other fun and historical San Francisco sites like Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Because there is so much to do within walking distance of the hotel, some guests forgo renting a car, opting for taking a cab or airport shuttle for hire at the airport. For airport transfers, we recommend Super Shuttle (650-558-8500) or Airport Express (415-775-5121).

Parking: Holiday Inn Fisherman's Wharf offers guest parking for overnight guests at the rate of $40.00/day plus prevailing taxes that are currently at 14%, with in and out privileges.


Pikler/Lóczy Fund USA
PO BOX 14532
Tulsa OK 74159 USA

Pikler Left laura

We have raised more than $5,000.00 that will go to our newly created Laura Briley Scholarship Fund, created by generous donations of her friends and family and our supporters!

It is with the saddest heart that we say goodbye to our friend, mentor and President of the Pikler Loczy fund USA. Laura J. Briley believed that children needed and deserved respect, love and attentive care so that they could grow up feeling that they mattered, and therefore have a smile in their hearts and a positive impact in the world.

Laura's commitment to improving children's quality of life, and her tireless dedication to her mission of creating Peace in the world one baby at a time will live on.

Read more... or make a donation to Pikler in Laura's name.