"When we strengthen families, we ultimately strengthen the community. Our goal is that parents everywhere work with supportive providers, feel confident in their parenting role, and form strong, resilient attachments with their children. To help achieve this, providers must be responsive to parents, knowledgeable about child development, and eager to see every parent succeed."

-T Berry Brazelton, MD

Brazelton Touchpoints Center

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton, MD, and colleagues and is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. Together with families, providers and communities, the Brazelton Touchpoints Center develops and applies knowledge of early childhood development to practice and policy through professional and organizational development, evaluation, advocacy and awareness and serving as a resource for proven practices. More About Us

The Brazelton Touchpoints Center is also home to the Office of Head Start and Office of Child Care National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement.

Upcoming Events

Jun
26
Tue
3:00 pm FREE WEBINAR Helping Families Ac...
FREE WEBINAR Helping Families Ac...
Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (NCPFCE) are committed to improving your program’s efforts to help families become more financially independent and strong. In this[...]
Jul
24
Tue
8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Harris County Department of Education Area I Head Start
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Harris County Department of Education Area I Head Start
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework,[...]
Aug
1
Wed
8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Brazelton Touchpoints Individual... @ Little Company of Mary Hospital
Aug 1 @ 8:00 am – Aug 3 @ 5:00 pm
This three-day professional development opportunity is designed for multidisciplinary providers to incorporate elements of the Brazelton Touchpoints approach into their practice setting. In this training, practitioners explore the key elements of Touchpoints including: developmental framework,[...]
Aug
6
Mon
8:00 am Brazelton Touchpoints Community ... @ Residence Inn
Brazelton Touchpoints Community ... @ Residence Inn
Aug 6 @ 8:00 am – Aug 10 @ 5:00 pm
We offer the Brazelton Touchpoints Community Level Training program for teams in communities that have made the commitment to become a Touchpoints Site. The Touchpoints Community Level Program is a five-day intensive training offered to communities[...]

Our Vision

The vision of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center is that all children grow up to be adults who can cope with adversity, strengthen their communities, constructively participate in civic life, steward our planet’s resources, and nurture the next generation to be prepared to do the same. Read More

A Voice for Babies & Young Children

Dr. Brazelton on the importance of early learning, starting from birth.

Contribute to Our Work

If you are interested in making a donation to support the work of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center, please consider making a contribution to the Brazelton Touchpoints Foundation.

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