The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center is now Secure Beginnings. The Nan Tolbert Nurturing Center (originally the Ojai Valley Birth Resource Center) opened in 2007 to continue and expand upon Nan Tolbert’s work and vision. Nan was a caring, passionate person and a visionary. She was a registered nurse, doula and lactation counselor who would go into the homes of families with newborns to ensure the needs of new mothers were being met.
The mission of Secure Beginnings is to nurture healthy relationships for families with children 0-5 through classes, groups, and programs supported by educators and professionals in this field. We envision a world where every young child experiences secure attachment with their primary caregiver(s), attuned to their individual needs; where parents are settled, supported, and nurtured in their role as a parent. We know that by nurturing the most fundamental relationship between baby and caregiver, we can improve the physical, social, academic and emotional lives of our families and communities. Join us in celebrating this new and exciting chapter and visit our new site at securebeginnings.org