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: The How of Child and Family Engagement

In this five-module series participants:

  • Learn practical skills and tools to partner with families to lay the vital foundation for children’s early learning and healthy development.
  • Understand 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.
  • Build skills in providing culturally responsive relationship-based care
  • Engage with co-participants in six sessions of follow-up reflective practice to support the implementation of the Touchpoints approach.

Upcoming Touchpoints training dates to be determined.

For questions or more information, please contact Amy Carlough, Professional Development Program Manager at acarlough@eccbouldercounty.org