Touchpoints Approach

The Early Childhood Council of Boulder County is the National Touchpoints site for Boulder County. Colorado is home to ten (10) National Touchpoints sites, each located within an early childhood council and closely aligned with Expanding Quality Infant Toddler (EQIT) Training.

The Touchpoints themselves are the predictable times and events in child development at which a child’s behavior seems to fall apart. The Touchpoints Approach teaches how to work with these predictive times and events.

The Brazelton Touchpoints CenterTM was founded in 1996 by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., and colleagues and is based in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital, a Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. The Brazelton Touchpoints CenterTM places enormous value on Early Care and Education Professionals. ECE professionals have a unique strength in promoting healthy relationships between children and their parents.

Touchpoints Individual Level Training (ILT)

The Touchpoints Individual Level Training (ILT) teaches the theories and concepts of the Touchpoints approach, with emphasis on the developmental and relational elements of parent-child-provider relationships, and their practical applications.

Upcoming Touchpoints Individual Level Trainings

  • June 2021 Online Touchpoints ILT
    June 2021 Online Touchpoints ILT Brochure (including training dates and times). Participants are required to commit to full attendance at the Wednesday orientation and all Saturday webinars, attendance at four of the six Touchpoints Reflective Practice sessions, and completion of all independent coursework assignments.
    Click here to register. Priority enrollment is given to those who work and/or live in Boulder County. Please note that your spot in this training IS NOT confirmed until you receive a confirmation email from Emily Robbins.
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