In honorable remembrance of Klara Pap

Our Pikler Family is mourning the loss of beloved illustrator, colleague and friend, Klara Pap.

Klara Pap was the recipient of the 2016 Emmi Pikler Award for her valuable contributions to the Pikler® approach.

If you know about Dr. Pikler, you have seen the illustrations that accompany her writings. Klara Pap’s drawings of infants and young children have become key in describing Dr. Emmi Pikler’s work through her series of illustrations.  Klara Pap worked closely with Dr. Pikler by sketching the natural progression of children’s gross motor development as well as the tender moments of care at Lóczy, the infants’ home in Budapest, Hungary.

Her memory lives on through her work, and she is deeply missed.

In honorable remembrance of Klara Pap,
The Board of Directors of Pikler/Lóczy USA – Agnes, Bev, Janet, Enid, Denise, Intisar, Johanna, Susan, Nicole, Gabrielle and Elsa

Wishing you the very best this season


Thank you for being part of our Pikler family and for sharing our mission of caring for babies with respect. Together we can make our world a little bit kinder, one baby at a time.

Pikler/Lóczy USA is dedicated to supporting parents and professionals in the important mission of caring for young children with respect.

Emmi Pikler’s decades of research proved that a peaceful relationship between parent and child is formed through the daily tender moments of care.

From his first day of life, the child is always considered a partner during his caregiving routines. There is a dialogue that occurs and the baby begins to feel safe and secure.

photo with youtube arrowpikler.jpgMay 2017 bring Joy and Wellbeing to the Children of the World.



Caring for babies with respect is our most important mission. Together, we can make a difference! Thousands around the globe have been applying Dr. Pikler’s principles for decades, and are making a positive difference in the lives of young children worldwide.

With your support we can continue to provide scholarships for our trainings. Donations are 100% tax deductible.

PLUSA believes that when we educate ourselves on how to better serve our very young, we will succeed in making this world a better place. In our Pikler® trainings both in USA and in Hungary, participants learn how to be respectful and caring with young children.

Can we count on your support today?

Thank you for your love and for helping us make this world a little bit kinder, one baby at a time.

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New DVD – Being With Infants and Toddlers

Beverly Kovach began her early childhood profession with the founding of Little Learners Lodge daycare in 1977. She has spent the past four decades researching and studying best practices as it relates to the care and well-being of children in centers and institutions and is considered an expert in the field. We are excited to announce the launch of Ms. Kovach’s curriculum guide, Being With Infants and Toddlers in video format.

This essential video course provides early childhood providers with direct access to Beverly Kovach’s expertise in easy to digest chapters of philosophy, body care, play and learning, administration & much more. Beverly concretely describes how to integrate the curriculum immediately into childcare situations involving demonstrations by certified Infant and Toddler Teachers.

The course fee of $390.00 includes over five hours of video content focusing on infants and a copy of the curriculum guide Being With Infants and Toddlers. During our promotional period until January 1st, participants will receive the infant course at the promotional offering of $199.00 which will include the guide and live webinar support. That’s nearly half price!

About Beverly Kovach, MN

Beverly Kovach is a renowned Infant/Toddler Specialists and founder of Little Learners Lodge. Ms. Kovach mentored directly with Magda Gerber and is one of only two North American pedagogues certified by Anna Tardos to train in the Pikler® Model of education for young children. Beverly is published in the field and has authored two books on the topic of infant/todder curriculum. She is a keynote speaker, Trainer of Trainers facilitator, and is certified to train in Montessori (MACTE 0-3), Pikler® and Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE®). She currently serves as President and Founder of Waverly Place providing childcare training and consultation services.

About Little Learners Lodge

Little Learners Lodge provides childcare services for children ages infancy through Kindergarten on a year ‘round daily basis. The center serves as a demonstration site for Beverly Kovach and resource center for educators and parents. Little Learners Lodge provides the video demonstration and bonus features for the video course. Visit to watch the promo and order your copy today, while it’s still at the promotional discount!

Two locations in United States for Pikler® Training – Charleston, South Carolina and Tulsa, Oklahoma

Wednesday, 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
Wyndham Garden Charleston Mount Pleasant, Mount Pleasant Hotels, SC 29464, 843-352-5100.

Monday, April 10 – Wed., April 12, 2017
8:00 am – 4:00 pm – 3 Day Intensive
Tulsa Tech Training Center , 3638 S. Memorial Dr., Tulsa, Oklahoma

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.

    Read the complete course descriptions and locations on our Training pages for Tulsa or Charleston.