Meet Larissa Neilson J.D., our new board member


Larissa Neilson J.D.

It is with great joy that we welcome Dr. Larissa Neilson to the Pikler/Lóczy USA Board of Trustees. Born in Lima, Peru, Dr. Neilson is committed to supporting our mission – that of sharing Dr. Pikler’s research and pedagogy – with ethics and integrity.

Larissa Neilson J.D.

Author, infant/toddler specialist, CEO and Founder of Riesers Inc., Dr. Neilson is a Pikler® Pedagogue candidate, who has studied under the tutelage of Anna Tardos (Dr. Pikler’s daughter) at the Pikler® House in Budapest, Hungary.

A RIE® Intern, Dr. Neilson is also the author of “The L.A. Nanny Book”, a comprehensive book that includes practical information to anyone interested in working as a professional child care provider. Dr. Nielson has cared for children ages zero to three for the past 17 years. In addition, Dr. Neilson has presented at various national conferences, including National Nanny Training Day, INA – International Nanny Association Conference, as well as the Annual RIE® Conference. Her work involves consulting privately with parents and professionals, speaking at events, and spending time with her daughter Esther.

You asked for it, you got it! Early Bird extended.

The Early Bird registration for Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience has been extended through September 30!

Honoring Karen, Countess Spencer, Recipient of Pikler®/Lóczy USA Founders Award

The developing brain thrives when an infant is nurtured in a predictable, loving relationship. We will explore how the Pikler® approach creates caring human connections that foster the child’s well being and provide a strong foundation for developing brain connections. Read more…

Presenters:
Katherine Bussey MEd, Enid Elliot PhD, Jutka Hafner,
Natasha Khazanov PhD, Debbie Laurin PhD,
Zsuzsa Libertiny, Peter L. Mangione PhD,
Ken Jaffe, J.D.

Moderators:
Gabrielle Anwar, Elsa Chahin, Susan Patrick PhD

Conference Committee Chair:
Linda Hinrichs

Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive,Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus (NOT IN MALIBU)

October 28, 2017 – 8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration 8:00


Read the Description of Presentations

Read their complete biographies Presenters for Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience Conference


Gabrielle Anwar invites you to our Pikler® Conference


$115 Early bird, before September 30, 2017

$130 After September 30, 2017

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

 

ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE EARLY BIRD EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 15!

Pay Pal registration and link corrected. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Honoring Karen, Countess Spencer, Recipient of Pikler®/Lóczy USA Founders Award

Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience – Pikler Conference, October 28, 2017

The developing brain thrives when an infant is nurtured in a predictable, loving relationship. We will explore how the Pikler® approach creates caring human connections that foster the child’s well being and provide a strong foundation for developing brain connections. Read more…

Presenters:
Katherine Bussey MEd, Enid Elliot PhD, Jutka Hafner,
Natasha Khazanov PhD, Debbie Laurin PhD,
Zsuzsa Libertiny, Peter L. Mangione PhD,
Ken Jaffe, J.D.

Moderators:
Gabrielle Anwar, Elsa Chahin, Susan Patrick PhD

Conference Committee Chair:
Linda Hinrichs


Read the Description of Presentations

Read their complete biographies Presenters for Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience Conference


Gabrielle Anwar invites you to our Pikler® Conference


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus (NOT IN MALIBU)

October 28, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration 8:00

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ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT BEFORE THE EARLY BIRD EXPIRES ON SEPTEMBER 10!

Honoring Karen, Countess Spencer, Recipient of Pikler®/Lóczy USA Founders Award

Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience – Pikler Conference, October 28, 2017

The developing brain thrives when an infant is nurtured in a predictable, loving relationship. We will explore how the Pikler® approach creates caring human connections that foster the child’s well being and provide a strong foundation for developing brain connections. Read more…

Presenters:
Katherine Bussey MEd, Enid Elliot PhD, Jutka Hafner,
Natasha Khazanov PhD, Debbie Laurin PhD,
Zsuzsa Libertiny, Peter L. Mangione PhD,
Ken Jaffe, J.D.

Moderators:
Gabrielle Anwar, Elsa Chahin, Susan Patrick PhD

Conference Committee Chair:
Linda Hinrichs


Read the Description of Presentations

Read their complete biographies Presenters for Where Pikler® meets Neuroscience Conference


Gabrielle Anwar invites you to our Pikler® Conference


Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive,
Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus (NOT IN MALIBU)

October 28, 2017
8:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Registration 8:00

$115 Early bird, before September 15, 2017

$130 After September 15, 2017

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

 

A tribute to Laura Briley, founder of Pikler/Lóczy USA

LAURA BRILEY
(3/19/1948 – 9/5/2013)
“You can do it. Do it for the babies. It is ALL about the babies. . .” – Laura Briley
A Champion of Peace,
A Great Humanitarian,
A Role Model
Laura Briley was the founder and former president of Pikler/Lóczy USA. Laura empowered anyone she came in contact with and saw their potential as human beings. An extraordinary leader, she addressed all with compassion and one couldn’t help but feel dignified when you were with her.

She was adored by her staff who would frequently exclaim:

“I want to grow up to be Laura,” or “Laura always had faith that I could be more than I believed I could be.” 

Dozens under her employment have expressed their gratitude at how Laura had not only given them jobs, but also gave them free childcare and paid for their college education.


Laura traveled globally presenting on the Pikler® pedagogy, and many ambassadors, ministers of education, diplomats, and first ladies opened their doors and their hearts to her. Indeed, nothing could stop her, as she was determined to change the world one baby at a time, nurturing one and impacting many.

Laura’s influence and the effects of her actions extend to thousands upon thousands.  She has had a ripple effect of love, and her dream was that one day every baby on this planet would be treated with respect.  And in the words of the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate, Malala Yousafzai, “Let us make our future now, and let us make our dreams tomorrow’s reality.”
(Excerpt from the book In Loving Hands, by Elsa Chahin with Anna Tardos)

¡EN ESPAÑOL! Taller introductorio de tres días a la Pedagogía Pikler®

3-day Pikler® Introductory Workshop in Spanish

Octubre/October 4-6, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

Photo courtesy David Vigliotti, Little Learners Lodge

Cómo Interactuar Con Bebés Y Niños Pequeños En Un Entorno De Cuidado Respetuoso Y Armonioso

Engaging with Infants and Toddlers through Respectful and Peaceful Care

Read description in English

DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CURSO
Los niños exploran, se mueven, utilizan su imaginación, juegan y aprenden con todo su ser; sus mentes, sus cuerpos y sus corazones. Los adultos podemos apoyarlos en este aprendizaje de una manera cariñosa y comprensiva, que entiende y respeta la importancia de la forma en que los niños se mueven, piensan y sienten. Este taller explorará la filosofía de la Dra. Emmi Pikler, quien propone un método para cuidar a los bebes y niños pequeños que se lleva acabo con armonía y respeto. Los estudios realizados por el Instituto Pikler en Budapest, Hungría durante ocho décadas, sugieren que los niños pequeños crecen más sanamente cuando son considerados partícipes en su propio cuidado y cuando son los que inician sus propias exploraciones y sus propios juegos. Exploraremos como un bebé o niño pequeño que recibe un cuidado atento y esmerado tiene mayor sentido de auto-capacidad. Los asistentes profundizaran su conocimiento sobre el cuidado y educación de los bebes y niños pequeños. Este taller de tres días de duración, utilizará una variedad de actividades de aprendizaje vivencial, videos, así como también conversaciones y charlas. El curso está abierto a todos aquellos interesados en aumentar su conocimiento sobre el cuidado de infantes y niños pequeños en casa o en guarderías.


OBJETIVOS
• Explorar la filosofía Pikler por medio de charlas, videos, conversaciones y experiencias planeadas.
• Utilizar las observaciones, experiencias y conversaciones para identificar y entender la complejidad del crecimiento y desarrollo de los niños.
• Comprender la importancia del papel que juega la persona que proporciona el cuidado del niño, por medio de charlas, videos, conversaciones y experiencias planeadas.
• Adquirir herramientas prácticas para utilizar en su propio entorno.


DOCENTES/FACULTY BIOGRAPHIES
Elsa Chahin, Paola Guraieb, MD, Larissa Neilson J.D.


COSTO
$250 si paga antes de septiembre 15, 2017 (no incluye alimentos ni hospedaje)
$300 a partir del 16 de septiembre, 2017 (no incluye alimentos ni hospedaje)
*Abierto a todos los interesados en educación infantil de la temprana edad, no require de experiencia ni estudios previos. 

Para registrarse y pagar vía PayPal o con tarjeta de crédito, haga click aquí.


Time and location information:
Octubre/October 4-6, 2017, 9:30 am-5:00 pm
Pepperdine University Graduate Campus
6100 Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045
West LA Campus


Para mayores informes, escribir a info@pikler.org

Driving directions, parking instructions & map pdf

Hotels, entertainment and transportation pdf

SOLD OUT! Advance Level Pikler® Training, October 23-27

In Peace with Oneself – In Peace with Others
The beginning of social learning

Faculty: Zsuzsa Libertiny, Jutka Hafner and Elsa Chahin

Advance Level Pikler® Training, October 23-27, 2017, Los Angeles, CA

If you would like to be placed on the waiting list, please email info@pikler.org.

Photo courtesy David Vigliotti, Little Learners Lodge

In this training, you will learn Dr. Pikler’s original ideas about the adult’s role in the socialization of infants and toddlers. How do we observe and understand the youngest child’s effort to learn and follow the norms and rules that surround them? How can we accompany and orient a child without power struggles in order to raise a person who can live “in peace with oneself – in peace with others”?

We will share our experience about the difficult situations that toddlers experience in day care and in other social settings. Video footage recorded at the Pikler® Institute, the Pikler® Day Care, and in family settings will be offered for analysis and discussion, serving as a catalyst for practiced observations and engaging conversations.  Read about the prerequisite …