New Video Training Series!

Launch of new Video Course

Being with Infants and Toddlers: A Curriculum that Works
By Beverly A. Kovach, MN

After fifteen years in psychiatric nursing, 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 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 & more. Beverly concretely describes how to integrate the curriculum immediately into childcare situations involving demonstrations by certified Infant and Toddler Teachers.

Photo: David Vigliotti
Photo: David Vigliotti

The course fee of $390.00 includes over five hours of video content and a copy of the curriculum guide Being with Babies and Toddlers. During the promotional period until January 1st, participants will receive the course at the promotional offering of $200.00 which will include the guide and live webinar support.

BEVERLY KOVACH MMPSchool Founder AMS 0-3 Teacher Trainer RIE Associate Pikler Trainer, USA Author
MMPSchool Founder
AMS 0-3 Teacher Trainer
RIE Associate
Pikler Trainer, USA

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. Contact:

Infant Play

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, Being with Babies and Toddlers.

For more information please contact
Nicole Vigliotti, Executive Director
Little Learners Lodge
208 Church Street
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

Life Lessons of a Hair Bow

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity.” -Isaac Newton

When observing at the center, our first question always is how is the child? Our observations tell us if the child is relaxed and in an emotional state of well being. It’s the most simple- often overlooked- interactions that reveal the most.

Like when a child loses her hair bow as she is playing.

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Social relationships help define development. Enveloped within a strong, secure attachment to a nurturing adult, this little one is refueled and better able to withstand the ordinary stress of daily life. And she learns.

Today we presented Life Lessons of a Hair Bow. What can we see the child learning?


I am an active participant able to communicate with another who responds to my need


I am valued by someone who will take the time to involve me fully in the learning process


Being together in the process is pleasurable


This is how a hair bow operates and holds my hair out of my eyes


I trust 


I belong

“The pleasure of being together is the most important thing.”- Anna Tardos

Within our infant community at the center, the work of Dr. Emmi Pikler ( and Magda Gerber ( helps guide our daily practice:

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Upcoming Pikler® Training in the United States – Charleston, South Carolina

RIE® Basic Principles