Upcoming Pikler® Training in the United States – Charleston, South Carolina

trainingWed., February 8 – Friday, Feburary 10, 2017, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm – 3 Day Intensive, Charleston, South Carolina

Saturday (optional) 7:00pm – 11:00pm
Lunch provided Wednesday-Friday only

Class Overview
Children move, explore, wonder, play and learn with their whole being, their minds, bodies and hearts. Adults can support this learning with a careful and caring approach that understands and respects the importance of children’s movement, thinking and feeling. This introductory workshop will explore the philosophy of Dr. Emmi Pikler, which advocates a peaceful and respectful approach to caring for babies and toddlers. Research from the Pikler Institute in Budapest, Hungary suggests that young children thrive when they are seen as participants in their own care and initiators of their own explorations and play.

We will explore how careful and attentive physical care facilitates a child’s sense of competence. Participants will deepen their knowledge about infant-toddler care and education in order to provide peaceful and respectful care to babies and toddlers. This 3-day workshop will use a variety of experiential activities, as well as discussion and lecture. It is open to everyone who is interested in increasing their knowledge of how to care for infants and toddlers at home or in center care.


Register online: $250.00.

Thank you to our sponsor! Sponsored by Little Learners Lodge

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Participants will:

  • Explore the Pikler philosophy through lecture, video, discussion, and planned experiences.
  • Identify and understand the complexity of children’s growth and development.
  • Gain an awareness of children’s immense capabilities.
  • Understand the caregiver’s role in supporting and caring for young children through lecture, video, discussion, and planned experiences.

About the Instructors

Elsa Chahin is one of only two certified and accredited Pikler® Trainers in North America; she studied under the tutelage of Anna Tardos in Hungary and currently serves as President of Pikler/Loczy USA. An in-demand speaker, writer, teacher and infant-toddler consultant, Ms. Chahin has been keynote and presenter at over 75 national and international conferences on the topic of caring for babies with respect. A staunch advocate of early childhood education and development, Ms. Chahin, also a RIE® Associate, and PITC Trainer, is that rare leader who not only brings passion and commitment to her work, but a deep knowledge coupled with both insight and generosity.

Beverly Kovach, MN began her early childhood profession upon founding Little Learners Lodge in 1977. She eventually transitioned from her family therapy work to train and consult with early childhood centers full time. Beverly currently serves as Vice President of Pikler/Loczy USA and is endorsed by Anna Tardos to train in the Piklerain Approach. She also serves as a Foundations™ for RIE® and is a Montessori 0-3 MACTE Teacher Trainer. Beverly is a keynote speaker and author of several books and video trainings relating to infant and toddler care. Her specialty involves consulting and mentoring Infant and Toddler caregivers who work in centers.

Location and registration information:

Wyndham Garden Charleston Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Hotels, SC 29464
1330 Stuart Engals Blvd., Mt.Pleasant, 843-352-5100
Conference rate for hotel registration is $109.00 plus tax  per night – cut off date for conference rate is January 8th. Group name when making booking PIKLER or group code is 02076979MO. Rgister for a hotel here.