Pikler Conference July 21, 2018: How Play Relates to Cognition – Where Pikler® Meets Neuroscience

Honoring Bonnie Neugebauer, Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award

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*Open to all
At this conference you will have an opportunity to learn how play impacts a child’s ability to learn, think and engage with the world. Play, movement and thought are intertwined and influence each other in an endless and fascinating loop. This conference will feature not only the formidable observations and research of Dr. Emmi Pikler and her colleagues, much of which has not been available in English until now, but also current research and practice that highlights the importance of play in babies’ and toddlers’ growth and development.

We invite you to join us as world-renowned experts delve deep into the topic of play and cognition!


Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award, Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer is Co-Founder and Director of Program Development for the World Forum Foundation with the mission “of promoting an ongoing global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.” World Forum on Early Care and Education will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in Macao, China, April 6-9, 2019.

Online, Bonnie curates content for Bonnie’s Global Café — a virtual space that feels like an actual place — inviting people from around the world to share updates and stories and to build connections in order to strengthen this community of advocates for children. Together with her husband Roger Neugebauer, a like-minded risk taker and connection strategist, Bonnie continues to provide leadership and vision for the World Forum Foundation.

Bonnie is also Founding Editor of Exchange Magazine, first published in March of 1978 as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and information among professional advocates in the field of early care and education. “Exchange is committed to supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft early childhood environments where adults and children thrive — environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy, and respect; where the talents of all are fully challenged and justly rewarded.” Exchange is now in the guiding hands of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Bonnie continues to write her column “Speaking” in each issue and to mentor vision and history. READ MORE ABOUT BONNIE…

 


Presenters:

Alberto Adalid PhM, MS, Prof. Paola Guraieb MD, Ruth Anne Hammond, Judit Kelemen, Ken Jaffe JD, Prof. Natasha Khazanov PhD, Peter L. Mangione PhD, Eszter Mózes PhD, Prof. Oleg Palmov PhD, Elsa Chahin, Moderator: Gabrielle Anwar, Conference Committee Chair: Linda Hinrichs

READ THE PRESENTERS’ BIOS…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card
July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Registration 8:00 AM
$130 – Early bird, before May 1, 2018
$150 – After May 2, 2017


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus

Pikler Conference July 21, 2018: How Play Relates to Cognition – Where Pikler® Meets Neuroscience

Honoring Bonnie Neugebauer, Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award

babymama boys

*Open to all
At this conference you will have an opportunity to learn how play impacts a child’s ability to learn, think and engage with the world. Play, movement and thought are intertwined and influence each other in an endless and fascinating loop. This conference will feature not only the formidable observations and research of Dr. Emmi Pikler and her colleagues, much of which has not been available in English until now, but also current research and practice that highlights the importance of play in babies’ and toddlers’ growth and development.

We invite you to join us as world-renowned experts delve deep into the topic of play and cognition!


Recipient of Pikler/Lóczy USA Founders Award, Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer

Bonnie Neugebauer is Co-Founder and Director of Program Development for the World Forum Foundation with the mission “of promoting an ongoing global exchange of ideas on the delivery of quality services for young children in diverse settings.” World Forum on Early Care and Education will celebrate its 20 year anniversary in Macao, China, April 6-9, 2019.

Online, Bonnie curates content for Bonnie’s Global Café — a virtual space that feels like an actual place — inviting people from around the world to share updates and stories and to build connections in order to strengthen this community of advocates for children. Together with her husband Roger Neugebauer, a like-minded risk taker and connection strategist, Bonnie continues to provide leadership and vision for the World Forum Foundation.

Bonnie is also Founding Editor of Exchange Magazine, first published in March of 1978 as a vehicle for exchanging ideas and information among professional advocates in the field of early care and education. “Exchange is committed to supporting early childhood professionals worldwide in their efforts to craft early childhood environments where adults and children thrive — environments that foster friendship, curiosity, self-esteem, joy, and respect; where the talents of all are fully challenged and justly rewarded.” Exchange is now in the guiding hands of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation, and Bonnie continues to write her column “Speaking” in each issue and to mentor vision and history. READ MORE ABOUT BONNIE…

 


Presenters:

Alberto Adalid PhM, MS, Prof. Paola Guraieb MD, Ruth Anne Hammond, Judit Kelemen, Ken Jaffe JD, Prof. Natasha Khazanov PhD, Peter L. Mangione PhD, Eszter Mózes PhD, Prof. Oleg Palmov PhD, Elsa Chahin, Moderator: Gabrielle Anwar, Conference Committee Chair: Linda Hinrichs

READ THE PRESENTERS’ BIOS…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card
July 21, 2018, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Breakfast and lunch will be served
Registration 8:00 AM
$130 – Early bird, before May 1, 2018
$150 – After May 2, 2017


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus

Faculty of the Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensive – Respectful Care and The Relationship with the Adult

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WEEK TWO
Respectful Care and The Relationship with the Adult
July 23-27, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.


Faculty:

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Szilvi Papp, Special therapist, District Nurse, Pikler pedagogue, and Cofounder of the Pikler Parent-Child Group, became a member of the Lóczy team in 1999.

Judit Kelemen, Lead Group Caregiver at Lóczy, trained as a healthcare professional and has been working at the Pikler Institute and Pikler Daycare Center for  over 30 years.

Elsa Chahin, President and CEO of Pikler USA, is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and is one of only two Pikler® certified and accredited trainers of the Pikler® Pedagogy in North America.

READ THEIR COMPLETE BIOS AND MORE ABOUT THIS TRAINING…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card.

Early bird before May 15, 2018 – $1,200
After May 16, 2018 – $1,350


Course Outline:

  • What children learn during diaper change
  • Individualized care situation in the day-care: the quality of care
  • Free movement on the changing table – a key for cooperation
  • The journey of the child: from breastfeeding to autonomous mealtime
  • Specific and difficult situations during feeding time

This course is designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed about the Pikler® approach. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute.

The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyze photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The courses will be held by some of the Pikler® team, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.

Faculty to be announced soon! Our team in Hungary is working diligently to select the trainers from the Pikler House for this intensive.

Meet the faculty of the upcoming Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensive – The Autonomous Play Activity

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WEEK ONE
The Autonomous Play Activity
July 16-20, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. Autonomous play activity delves into the topic of the development of free play, including its many, often overlooked, stages. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute.


Faculty:

Eszter Mózes, Director of the Lóczy Foundation for Children, Author, Researcher, and Clinical child psychologist has been working together with the Pikler/Lóczy team since 1988.

Judit Kelemen, Lead Group Caregiver at Lóczy, trained as a healthcare professional and has been working at the Pikler Institute and Pikler Daycare Center for  over 30 years.

Elsa Chahin, President and CEO of Pikler USA, is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and is one of only two Pikler® certified and accredited trainers of the Pikler® Pedagogy in North America.

READ THEIR COMPLETE BIOS AND MORE ABOUT THIS TRAINING…


Registration information:
To register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card.

Early bird before May 15, 2018 – $1,200
After May 16, 2018 – $1,350


Course Outline:

  • The beginning of infant’s play activity
  • Development of thinking and playing
  • The infant’s attention during play
  • Autonomous activity in the parent-child group
  • Organizing the conditions of free play and movement in the day-care center
  • How the caregiver supports children’s play

This course is designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed about the Pikler® approach. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute.

The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyze photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The courses will be held by some of the Pikler® team, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.

Faculty to be announced soon! Our team in Hungary is working diligently to select the trainers from the Pikler House for this intensive.

Meet the faculty of the upcoming Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensives


WEEK ONE
The Autonomous Play Activity
July 16-20, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. Autonomous play activity delves into the topic of the development of free play, including its many, often overlooked, stages. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute.

Faculty:

Eszter Mózes, Director of the Lóczy Foundation for Children, Author, Researcher, and Clinical child psychologist has been working together with the Pikler/Lóczy team since 1988.

Judit Kelemen, Lead Group Caregiver at Lóczy, trained as a healthcare professional and has been working at the Pikler Institute and Pikler Daycare Center for  over 30 years.

Elsa Chahin, President and CEO of Pikler USA, is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and is one of only two Pikler® certified and accredited trainers of the Pikler® Pedagogy in North America.

READ THEIR COMPLETE BIOS AND MORE ABOUT THIS TRAINING…

WEEK TWO
July 23-27, Los Angeles, CA
Respectful Care and The Relationship with the Adult

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.

Faculty:



Szilvi Papp, Special therapist, District Nurse, Pikler pedagogue, and Cofounder of the Pikler Parent-Child Group, became a member of the Lóczy team in 1999.

Judit Kelemen, Lead Group Caregiver at Lóczy, trained as a healthcare professional and has been working at the Pikler Institute and Pikler Daycare Center for over 30 years.

Elsa Chahin, President and CEO of Pikler USA, is an in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and is one of only two Pikler® certified and accredited trainers of the Pikler® Pedagogy in North America.

READ THEIR COMPLETE BIOS AND MORE ABOUT THIS TRAINING…

 

Two extraordinary opportunities for Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensives

Second Week
Respectful Care and
The Relationship with the Adult
July 23-27, Los Angeles, CA

This intensive provides credit toward certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue. The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (nappy changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will have an opportunity to engage in a variety of experiential activities, discussion and lecture, as well as analyze video footage from the Pikler® Institute, observing how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations. To read more, register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card…


First Week
The Autonomous Play Activity
July 16-20, Los Angeles, CA

Autonomous play activity delves into the topic of the development of free play, including its many, often overlooked, stages. This workshop provides credit to certification as a Pikler® Pedagogue for parents and educators of young children. To read more, register and pay with Pay Pal or credit card…


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus


Daily schedule: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Early bird  for each session: 
Before May 15, 2018 – $1,200
After May 16, 2018 – $1,350

Happy Birthday Dr. Pikler – Scholarship Winners!

January 9th marked Dr. Pikler’s 116th birthday! In her honor, we offered two full scholarships to Budapest. The drawing took place via Facebook Live at Hari’s Studio in Santa Monica, CA; with Hari Grebler pulling the winning names out of the hat.

As a gift to all of you, here’s a tour of the Pikler House by our President/CEO Elsa Chahin! It will offer you a glimpse of a typical day of training at the Pikler House, weaved with black and white footage from the past. Hopefully you can all join us one day in Budapest to observe and study on site.

A day in the Pikler House

A day in the Pikler House


And without further ado, congratulations to our two winners:
Solanki, Tanvi from South Carolina
Amber Maree from New Zealand

And the back up winners, in case the recipients cannot attend, are as follows and the following order:

1. Ingrid Gonzalez
2. Erika Liang
3. Brenda Montes
4. Dawn Rouse

Since Dr. Emmi Pikler’s death in 1984, thousands of participants from around the globe have attended one-week trainings onsite at the Pikler® House (over 200 students per year). Thousands more have conducted observations at both the Pikler infant’s home and the Pikler® Daycare Center. Certified Pikler trainers also offer trainings in various countries.

The Pikler® approach – bringing up infants and young children with respect – continues to be practiced throughout the world by parents and professionals. Wherever Dr. Emmi Pikler’s approach is practiced, a significant improvement in the quality of life of infants and young children, and the adults who care for them, occurs.

Thanks to the dedicated efforts carried out by the different Pikler® Associations worldwide, Pikler’s principles are not only being applied in institutions, but also in family settings, as well as being studied and taught at the university level.