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Brazelton Touchpoints is a set of values, principles and practices that guide the work of the providers and caregivers involved in your child’s life, so that together you can provide the care and support your child needs to be healthy and ready to learn!

What Brazelton Touchpoints means to you and your family….

Providers who learn about and use Brazelton Touchpoints:

  • Welcome you and your child with respect and understanding.
  • Value your questions about your child and your care giving.
  • Listen without judgment as you share concerns about your child’s behavior.
  • Treat you as the most important person in your child’s development.
  • Respect and value your family’s culture and experiences.
  • Share with you the excitement of your child’s development.
  • Join you in advocating for the best care and services for your child and family.
  • Help you find community resources for your child and family.
  • Work with you to discover and meet your child’s needs.
  • Offer guidance and support to help you understand and respond to the predictable ups and downs of your child’s growth and development.

How was Brazelton Touchpoints developed?

Brazelton Touchpoints is a set of values, principles and practices fo r professionals committed to creating strong partnerships with families of young children.

Brazelton Touchpoints™ is based upon the research and practice of internationally recognized pediatrician, T. Berry Brazelton, MD. For over 50 years, Dr. Brazelton has served and listened to the concerns of over 25,000 parents and children.

In 1996, Dr. Brazelton and his colleagues began the Brazelton Touchpoints Center to bring Touchpoints values, principles and practices to communities around the world. Touchpoints has been embraced by tens of thousands of providers in early care and education, health care and early intervention, reaching more than one million families across the country.

Brazelton Touchpoints is a registered trademark of the Brazelton Touchpoints Center®. To learn more about the Touchpoints Approach™ and predictable periods in a child’s development that can disrupt or adversely affect child and family development go here.


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