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BASIC Level Pikler® Courses in English for 2017

Courses will be held at Lóczy Lajos #3, Budapest, Hungary, H-1022. 

 

 

May 22-26, 2017 (5 days)
Respectful Care and the Relationship with the Adult

During the course, we will discuss the importance of attentive and respectful physical care in addition to some less well known aspects of the Pikler® pedagogy, such as the child’s developing social behaviour, and the characteristics of respectful communication.

The course will underline the importance of the quality of daily care/caregiving interactions (diaper changing, dressing, nose wiping etc.) related to children forming their self-image and need for bonding. Participants will observe (analysing video footages of the Pikler® Institute) how infants and toddlers express their needs and how much they learn from the adult during these situations.

We shall also discuss the special elements of the parent-child relationship and the relationship between the child and the professional carer, educator or nurse.

Course outline

  • What children learn during diaper change
  • Individualized care situation in the day-care: the quality of care
  • Free movement on the changing table – a key for cooperation
  • The journey of the child: from breastfeeding to autonomous mealtime
  • Specific and difficult situations during feeding time

These two basic courses are designed for those who would like to acquire knowledge, and be informed on-site at the Pikler® Institute, where Dr. Emmi Pikler worked. Participants will deepen their understanding about early childhood education through studying our most important pedagogical principles, learning about everyday experiences with children, and also through hearing about the results of research carried out by the Pikler® Institute. The topics will be elaborated by presenting core materials of the Institute. The results of research and practical experience, the opportunity to watch and analyze photos and video footage, accounts of personal practice and discussion of the questions raised by participants will all be included. The course will be held by the “Pikler® team”, including former colleagues of Dr. Emmi Pikler and other experienced professionals of the Institute.

Typewritten applications should be submitted, including a short summary of the applicant’s professional activity, interest and experience of the Pikler® ideas. For detailed information, please inquire at loczy@pikler.hu
 

Fee per course: 700 Euros / person / course (5 days)

The fee is only for the course instruction; we cannot provide participant’s accommodations, meals or airfare. The enrolment fee is the net amount; banking or wire transfer fees are to be charged to the applicant’s account. Applications are accepted in the order that the payments are received. 

 
 

 

                     Anna Tardos                                                               Zsuzsa Libertiny       

President of the Pikler-Lóczy Association Hungary          Executive pedagogue of the Pikler Nursery

 

Eszter Mózes

Director of the Lóczy Foundation for Children

 

Advanced Pikler® Courses in English for 2017

Courses will be held at Lóczy Lajos u. 3, Budapest, Hungary, H-1022.

 

12-16 June, 2017 (5 days)
Supporting the team, supporting the caregiver

(NEW! Eligible thematic module for the Pikler Pedagogue Training System)

 

Professionals taking care of young children feel good in their jobs when there is a peaceful atmosphere, and where a group of children can feel safe and express themselves freely. Because of this nurturing environment, caregivers are able to remain confident, even in pedagogically difficult situations.

To achieve this, it is necessary for caregivers to recognize a child’s specific need, have the proper skills, and be given constant professional support by the team.

When Dr. Emmi Pikler founded the infants’ home in 1946, she had already created a system of providing training and support to caregivers. Participants will learn different aspects of the work performed at the Pikler® infants’ home and daycare center, one that has maintained the highest professional standards for more than seven decades.
 

THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

•          The training of beginner caregivers
•          The role of documenting observations
•          The professional development of caregivers
•          The challenges of incorporating the Piklerian approach in your own setting
•          Supporting caregivers in the daycare center


19-23 June, 2017 (5 days)
The Pikler® Parent-infant and Parent-toddler groups

(NEW! Eligible thematic module for the Pikler Pedagogue Training)


The Parent-Child Group, also called the Pikler® Playroom, is a parent-child group program based on the early childhood educational principles established by pediatrician Dr. Emmi Pikler and her views on the significance of independent, free play and movement.

Our Parent-Child Groups offer infants and toddlers a physically and emotionally safe and secure environment where they can be freely active by their own initiative without unnecessary interventions, rules or restraints from an adult. Parents gain support by sharing their observations in the group with a professional. This leads to a deeper understanding of a baby’s need for autonomy and bonding.

We recommend our Parent-Child Group course to professionals who offer support to parents of children aged 0-3.
 

THIS COURSE WILL INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

•          Parent-child groups as a specific platform for supporting parents
•          Setting up the play area
•          Observation of the children’s autonomous activities
•          Sharing observations with parents
•          The challenges of the group leading professional’s work


These two courses are for professionals who have already participated in the two-weeklong 1st level Summer-course at our Institute in Budapest, Hungary between 2004 and 2016 and who are involved in working with children. The participants will already have experience with what the Piklerian approach of caring for young children can mean in the various fields, i.e. foster homes, residential nurseries, day-care centres (crèche), parent-child groups, or other settings. This course will provide a possibility to deepen their knowledge and will include new topics that will also be discussed: prevention and handling of conflict situations, caring children who cause difficulties due to different reasons, and methods of supporting parents and educators. It will also give participants an opportunity to discuss problems that they may face in family or group settings.

For discussion, the participants of the advanced level trainings should bring either a video recording or a written description of their own observation in a pedagogic situation. This may also be a description of a specific child or situation.

Fee per course: 700 Euros / person / course (5 days)

The fee is only for the course instruction; we cannot provide participant’s accommodations, meals or airfare. The enrolment fee is the net amount; banking or wire transfer fees are to be charged to the applicant’s account. Applications are accepted in the order that the payments are received.

For detailed information, please inquire at loczy@pikler.hu 

                     Anna Tardos                                                               Zsuzsa Libertiny       

President of the Pikler-Lóczy Association Hungary          Executive pedagogue of the Pikler Nursery

 

Eszter Mózes

Director of the Lóczy Foundation for Children


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