Project Director, Site Development and Support, and National Trainer
Marlies Zammuto joined the Brazelton Touchpoints Center in January, 2006. Her focus has been Early Care and Education, Tribal Touchpoints, and a range of New York City community based initiatives most notably at the Harlem Childrens Zone, Little Sisters of the Assumption and the Department of Public Health. She has recently joined the team developing a new application of Touchpoints and the Family Connections Project, to provide consultation and training for child care professionals who are working with young children whose families are experiencing depression. While serving as Deputy Executive Director of Education and Program Development, she was instrumental in bringing Touchpoints to the community of Lawrence, MA. During that time, she worked closely with BTC faculty and other community leaders to develop an application of Touchpoints for early Care and Education providers.
She has been an educator for over thirty five years working across the lifespan, from infancy through old age. She has conceptualized, developed and implemented a variety of family education, support and strengthening models and is a recipient of the Citizens Who Care Award, Star Award and Gwen Morgan Emergent Leader Award. Marlies is a personal and professional Life Coach trained by IPEC, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching.
- BA University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, Education
Areas of Special Interest and Expertise
- Family strengthening through parent/provider relationships
- The life cycles of families
- Cross-cultural learning communities
- Collaborating to create systems change
- Leading from spirit
- Zammuto, Marlies. Growing, Learning & Caring, Training Guide: Module One – The Vital role of the Caring Provider: Safety, Health and Nutrition: A Publication of the California Child Care Resource and Referral Network, San Francisco, California, 2005.
- Zammuto, Marlies. Sustaining A Life Long Creative Vision, Self- Published, 2009.
- Contributor to: Developmental Curriculum for Infants through Teenagers, Community Day Care of Lawrence, Inc., Lawrence, Massachusetts, 1998.