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Well-being for the Children of the World.®

Peace begins with babies.®

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Dr. Emmi Pikler

Dr. Emmi Pikler, (1902-1984) was a Hungarian pediatrician, author and lecturer known for her revolutionary approach to infant and child care. In 1946 she founded a residential nursery in Budapest, Hungary, the Pikler® Institute, where the focus was to preserve the competence, autonomy and integrity of the young child, ages 0 to six years. Since Pikler’s death, thousands of participants from around the world attend trainings onsite at the Institute, which ceased operating in 2011, but was established as the Pikler® Daycare Center in 2006 and continues its mission to conserve the practical applications of the Pikler® pedagogy – to bring up infants and young children with respect. In addition, there are a number of Pikler associations worldwide, including throughout Europe, in Asia,  and North and South America, where certified Pikler® trainers lead workshops in this groundbreaking pedagogy.

PLUSA, a 501 (c) 3  nonprofit corporation, was founded by Laura Briley in 1991 to raise awareness of the Pikler® Approach and to financially assist The Pikler® Institute, also known as Lóczy, the children’s home for training and research founded by Dr. Pikler in Budapest, Hungary.

In response to the Pikler Institute’s transition from a residential nursery to a child care center, PLUSA’s purpose has also changed. The role of PLUSA is to support those interested in implementing Dr. Emmi Pikler approach to caring for children with respect, through training, service, and research.

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Pikler/Lóczy USA is the only organization in the USA authorized to teach the Pikler® Pedagogy. Our Vision: We envision a world where all children are cared for with respect. We are a not for profit 501(c)3. 
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Recent post and webinars

Zoom webinar Saturday, May 23 “Dialogue with the Infant and Young Child: A Question-and-Answer with Anna Tardos and Dr. Agnes Szanto-Feder”

By Piklerusa | May 21, 2020

Watch the webinar on Facebook! In collaboration with BeginningWell.org. We are delighted to invite you to ask your questions NOW (add them to comments below…

Zoom webinar Friday, May 15, 12pm PDT “The Shared Experience of Observation: Deepening our understanding, empathy, and trust for infants and young children”

By Piklerusa | May 13, 2020

Watch recorded webinar on Facebook! In collaboration with Beginningwell.org We are delighted to invite you to an inspiring exchange with child and family experts, Dr. Joshua…

“Parents to Parents: Empowering one another and walking hand-in-hand” Zoom webniar Saturday, May 9th

By Piklerusa | May 7, 2020

Watch the recording on Facebook! Parents to Parents: Empowering one another and walking hand-in-hand. Dear Parent, please join us this Saturday, May 9th, from 12-1pm…

“From Hardship to Hope – How challenges, difficulties and trauma can lead to hope, resilience, and compassion for ourselves and others.” Zoom webinar Friday, May 1st

By Piklerusa | April 29, 2020

Watch the recording on Facebook In collaboration with BeginningWell.org. With experts: Dr. Holly Elissa Bruno, Dr. Natasha Khazanov, and Ute Strub, accompanied by Pia Dögl and Elsa…

“How the wisdom of Dr. Emmi Pikler, Magda Gerber and Rudolf Steiner can help us raise children in difficult times” Zoom webinar Saturday, April 25

By Piklerusa | April 23, 2020

Watch the recording on You Tube In collaboration with BeginningWell.org. A warm dialogue and exchange with parenting experts: Janet Lansbury, Lisa Sunbury Gerber, Ute Strub, Pia…

“Screen Time from Birth to Three Years Old: Pros, Cons, and Creative Alternatives” Zoom webinar Thursday, April 16

By Piklerusa | April 14, 2020

Watch the recording on Facebook Join us for a timely discussion among experts about how we as parents might benefit from limiting screen time and how we…

“The importance of play while being in quarantine – an atmosphere of joy for the whole family” Zoom webinar Friday, April 10

By Piklerusa | April 9, 2020

Watch on You Tube With Professor Stuart Brown, best-selling author and Founder of the National Institute for Play; Ute Strub, Master Pikler® Trainer and physiotherapist;…

“An Opportunity for Growing our Relationships” with Ute Strub, Pia Doegl and Elsa Chahin Zoom webinar Friday, April 3

By Piklerusa | April 2, 2020

Watch the recording on Facebook We are stronger together! Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends, There will be a time when the coronavirus is over. Maybe…

Webinar gratis en español – No estás solo

By Piklerusa | March 26, 2020

Wach the recording on Facebook Las escuelas y los centros de cuidado están cerrados por un período de tiempo desconocido. Nuestra realidad familiar cambió de…

Zoom webinar March 26, Pia Doegl, Vicky Chen, and Elsa Chahin “You Are Not Alone”

By Piklerusa | March 25, 2020

Watch our recording on Facebook Schools and care centers are closed for an unknown length of time. The new family reality changes from one day…

Creating an Atmosphere of Joy

By Piklerusa | February 19, 2020

Instructional Certification Program with Ute Strub and Elsa Chahin (30 hours per each 5-day intensive; four intensives required for full certification; total of 120 classroom…

Engaging with Infants and Toddlers through Respectful and Peaceful Care

By Piklerusa | January 29, 2020

In response to the global pandemic and evolving situation of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and in consideration of the health and safety of participants, we have…

Testimonials


"Reflections from a board member on Pikler Intensive Workshop April 13-18, 2015 Arriving on Sunday afternoon I walked into the pre-conference workshop to see all the participants deeply engaged with Bev, Janet, Intisar and Elsa. All seemed so appreciative of the time they had spent over the weekend and eager to learn more."

- Enid Elliot PhD, Chair of Education Committee Pikler USA

"I have had the pleasure of being able to attend all four of the previous Pikler® Intensives that have been held in the United States. I cannot even begin to describe how truly remarkable these trainings are. I am a lifelong learner, and as such, I attend a lot of conferences and trainings."

- Colleen Walling, Caregiver

“The nine days I spent at the Advanced Pikler® Intensive were life-changing! Though I’ve always had a love and respect for children, I gained a new way of seeing them. I learned how to notice, observe and enjoy each child’s unique rhythm. I learned about ‘Why movement is critical to brain development. And much, much more"

- Tracy Epps Johnson, Ph.D.

“It is mystery to me how love can continue to grow. My two granddaughters are testimony to the fact that our capacity to love others is boundless. Both their fathers are my adopted sons and it amazes me that their offspring look just like them. What a blessing for them to finally “see themselves” in the flesh. Pikler® has been extremely important to me as I have learned how to hold my children and to let them go simultaneously.

The balance we all seek is not just physical but also emotional and spiritual. The wisdom of Dr. Pikler and Dr. Tardos has been a healing power in my life. I am eternally grateful to both of them.”

- Executive Board Member, Dr. Intisar Shareef