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Janet Gonzalez Mena to receive 2019 Pikler USA Founders Award at our annual conference! 

Janet Gonzalez Mena

Pikler USA is thrilled to announce this year's recipient of the Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award -- Janet Gonzalez Mena.

Janet is a member of the Pikler/Lóczy USA Board, and she's been working in early childhood development since 1966. Janet is the author of 13 books related to early childhood, including the seminal textbook "Infants, Toddlers, and Caregivers" (co-author Dianne Widmeyer Eyer), a well-known textbook used throughout the country, and internationally, in college and university child development programs.

Janet is a tireless champion for respectful caregiving and for strengthening early childhood programs. She has worked closely with a number of other childcare experts, including Anna Tardos, and has taught many adults at the college level, as a Head Start trainer, and in numerous seminars and trainings. She has traveled to Budapest many times to study the work of Dr. Emmi Pikler at the Pikler Institute.

Her advocacy has rippled throughout the lives of the adults she has touched and, because of this work, the lives of countless children are no doubt better because of Janet's influence.

Please join us at our third-annual conference in October where we will be honoring and celebrating Janet. Register for the conference NOW to ensure your spot because we WILL have another sell-out year!


Third Annual Pikler® USA Conference: The Shared Experience of Observation, October 26

Steven Rhodes, chair, Laura Willhoite, co-chair, Gabrielle Anwar, moderator.

OPEN TO ALL – This conference presents a unique opportunity for those who have followed and admire the work of the Pikler® House to gain in-depth knowledge about a key element of her approach. Breakfast and lunch are included. Read more...

Presenters: Judit Kelemen; Eszter Mózes; PhD, Szilvia Papp, RN; Gabriella Püspöky, MD; Elsa Chahin; Alex Kajtar (Translator); Peter L. Mangione, PhD and Oleg Palmov, PhD


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