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Peace begins with babies.®

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Fourth Annual Pikler/Lóczy USA Conference: Envisioning a Bright Present and Future for Infants and Young Children

In Collaboration with the Global Educator Conference 0-3 in China

With a donation of any amount, you will have access to our Fourth Annual Conference and you will receive a unique access code within 48 hours.

Cuarta Conferencia Anual Pikler / Lóczy USA: Visualizando un presente y futuro brillante para los bebés y niños pequeños

En colaboración con la Conferencia Global de Educadores de 0-3 años, en China.

Con una donación de cualquier monto podrás accesar a nuestra Cuarta Conferencia Anual y recibirás un código de acceso único en menos de 48 horas.

Pikler/Lóczy USA is the only organization in the USA authorized to teach the Pikler® Pedagogy. Our Vision: We envision a world where all children are cared for with respect. We are a not for profit 501(c)3. 
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Recent post and webinars

Meet the faculty of the upcoming Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensives

March 3, 2018

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…

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Two extraordinary opportunities for Pikler® Pedagogue accredited Intensives

February 5, 2018

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.…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Pikler – Scholarship Winners!

January 10, 2018

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…

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End of the year newsletter

December 28, 2017

Please enjoy our end of the year newsletter. This issue is dedicated to our beloved Intisar. With love, PLUSA Board of Trustees Pikler news Dec…

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Our holiday gift to you – two full scholarships!

December 23, 2017

Dear friends and colleagues, We wish you a holiday season filled with love, joy and peace! In celebration of this holiday season and in gratitude…

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PART II: Dr. Intisar Shareef’s Pikler Interview Series

December 5, 2017

“Adults’ perspectives after having grown up at Lóczy” Ever wonder about the future of a child having grown up at the Pikler Institute? We hope you…

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"Reflections from a board member on Pikler Intensive Workshop April 13-18, 2015 Arriving on Sunday afternoon I walked into the pre-conference workshop to see all the participants deeply engaged with Bev, Janet, Intisar and Elsa. All seemed so appreciative of the time they had spent over the weekend and eager to learn more."

- Enid Elliot PhD, Chair of Education Committee Pikler USA

"I have had the pleasure of being able to attend all four of the previous Pikler® Intensives that have been held in the United States. I cannot even begin to describe how truly remarkable these trainings are. I am a lifelong learner, and as such, I attend a lot of conferences and trainings."

- Colleen Walling, Caregiver

“The nine days I spent at the Advanced Pikler® Intensive were life-changing! Though I’ve always had a love and respect for children, I gained a new way of seeing them. I learned how to notice, observe and enjoy each child’s unique rhythm. I learned about ‘Why movement is critical to brain development. And much, much more"

- Tracy Epps Johnson, Ph.D.

“It is mystery to me how love can continue to grow. My two granddaughters are testimony to the fact that our capacity to love others is boundless. Both their fathers are my adopted sons and it amazes me that their offspring look just like them. What a blessing for them to finally “see themselves” in the flesh. Pikler® has been extremely important to me as I have learned how to hold my children and to let them go simultaneously.

The balance we all seek is not just physical but also emotional and spiritual. The wisdom of Dr. Pikler and Dr. Tardos has been a healing power in my life. I am eternally grateful to both of them.”

- Executive Board Member, Dr. Intisar Shareef