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.
It is with the saddest heart that we say goodbye to our friend, mentor and President of the Pikler Loczy fund USA. Laura J. Briley believed that children needed and deserved respect, love and attentive care so that they could grow up feeling that they mattered, and therefore have a smile in their hearts and a positive impact in the world.
Laura's commitment to improving children's quality of life, and her tireless dedication to her mission of creating Peace in the world one baby at a time will live on.
Laura believed that if we educate ourselves on how to better serve our very young we would succeed in making this world a better place. She encouraged us all and supported us all in many ways to learn as much as we could on how to be respectful and caring with young children. For this reason we are creating an endowment in her loving memory, so we can continue to provide scholarships and carry on with her mission.
Thank you for your love and for keeping her light alive in your hearts. Laura continues to live through us and through each child she ever came in contact with, either directly or indirectly.
We are all better better human beings because of Laura.