Magyarországi Pikler-Lóczy Társaság is the owner of the trademark Pikler®️ as registered with the US patent and trademark office. Pikler/Lóczy USA holds the exclusive license in the USA in category 41 (Education). Only individuals, manufactures, institutions, or organizations which have been granted express permission from MPLT may use the word, "Pikler" or similar, in their products, names, subtitles and program descriptions. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
PLUSA, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit corporation, is governed by an all volunteer service board. The PLUSA board gives time and effort sharing the Pikler® Approach with others. The Pikler board advocates for the work that continues in Budapest with a portion of proceeds contributed to the Lóczy Association in Hungary.
Our training provides knowledge to parents, caregivers, and professionals regarding the principles of the Pikler® Approach through consultations, intensives, and conferences nationally and internationally. Further in-depth training leads to a Pikler® Pedagogue certification.
PLUSA’s research focus includes new translations of Dr. Pikler's work, continued in-depth reflection on Pikler’s original documents and videos, as well as subsequent work produced at the Institute since Dr. Pikler’s death.
Pikler/Lóczy USA (PLUSA) promotes respectful and harmonious relationships between the youngest child and the adult. Inspired by the Pikler® Approach, our mission is to support the adult through service, training, and research in the USA and internationally. Our focus preserves the competence, autonomy, and integrity of the young child, as formulated, studied and practiced by Hungarian pediatrician Emmi Pikler, M.D. (1902-1984), in order to ensure the child’s well being in families and in group settings.
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.