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Professional Development

Newborn Encounter

This training provides you with the tools to meet families during the newborn period with relationship-based strategies and a robust protocol to discover the baby and join the parents as they begin the journey of nurturing their infant.

Core Certification

Professionals are engaged in all model, approach and curriculum content, moving from theory to practice over the course of training as they begin the process of becoming a “Certified Baby TALK Practitioner”.


Baby TALK is certified to facilitate Dr. Brazelton’s work and the work of the Brazelton Touchpoint Center, and this training provides a practical, preventive approach that supports professionals in forming strength-based partnerships with families of children birth through age 5.

Early Childhood Professional Family Engagement

This training brings family engagement into the Early Care and Education setting, as it facilitates content from the perspective of classroom teachers.

Early Intervention Family Engagement

This training provides an opportunity for Early Intervention professionals to learn about the Baby TALK Approach for family engagement.