Guess who’s almost 20?

We are! The Brazelton Touchpoints Center was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton and colleagues, to partner with families of young children and the communities and systems of care that surround them, so that all children will be healthy, succeed as early learners, and have the opportunity to thrive.

Planning for our 20th anniversary year of celebration is underway, and we are counting on your participation. We want you to be among the first to preview what’s next.

As we approach our 20th anniversary in 2016, we reflect upon our beginning work with early adopters of Brazelton Touchpoints in California, Illinois, South Carolina, Texas, and Wisconsin, and the continued growth and impact of our practice and approach. Over the past two decades, we have developed a range of professional and organizational development programs, provided training, technical assistance, and consultation to 50,000 individual child-serving practitioners in our learning network across the country, and have extended the reach of our work through the Office of Head Start National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center.

We are excited about our future and look forward to making our professional development offerings and convenings more robust, more accessible, and more affordable, as we consider options for the future that meet the needs of our growing learning network – that means you!

In order to do this, we are postponing the 2015 Brazelton Touchpoints National Forum. However, there will continue to be a range of professional development opportunities in the meantime.

You can always find a calendar of offerings on our website. The Brazelton Learning Network membership program offers a way for staying connected with a nationwide network of providers who share your commitment to delivering services that build upon child and family strengths, and continues your access to what’s new, the latest research, and a range of professional development opportunities that are either free with your membership or available for a nominal fee. You can sign up online today.

Thank you for being a part of our work with children and families. Stay tuned for more about the various ways (big and small!) you can be involved in our 20th anniversary…