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Faculty, staff and National Faciilitators at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center represent a multi-disciplinary team of change agents, early child development educators, psychologists, pediatricians, pediatric nurse practitioners, and other early child development and behavior experts, professional development trainers, project directors, program evaluators, statisticians, community engagement professionals, and more. Similarly, our Touchpoints Training sites hail from 33 states and over 100 communities, from urban to rural, and everything in between.

Joelfré Grant, MAT

Education:

M.A.T. Education – Willamette University
A.A. Early Childhood Education – Salish Kootenai College
A.A. Native American Studies – Salish Kootenai College
B.S. Psychology – Willamette University

Bio:

Joelfré Grant, a descendant of the Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, is the Project Director for the Tribal Initiative and Program Manager of the Indigenous Early Learning Collaborative at the Brazelton Touchpoints Center. Mr. Grant joined BTC in 2014, bringing experience in Head Start, family engagement, and higher education.

At BTC, Joelfré supports the IELC partner sites in their community-based inquiry projects and Touchpoints professional development. He also facilitates professional development offerings and joins with the Research & Evaluation team in strategic planning and evaluation for several tribal grantees. Joelfré was instrumental in migrating the in-person training to a virtual format.

Mr. Grant believes in lifelong learning, and is particularly interested in cultural humility and social justice in learning and development. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and collecting memories with many photos of these adventures. Mr. Grant is currently pursuing a PhD in Ethical & Creative Leadership.

Areas of Interest:

Indigenous learning practices
Community needs assessment/strategic planning
Libraries
Virtual learning experiences
Relationship building
Head Start/Early Head Start

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