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:
    – The tentative Touchpoints training in June 2020 has been postponed. Please check back for future dates.
  • If you would like to receive the CCR&R provider emails, which include the ECCBC Professional Development Monthly Training Calendars, and automatically receive notifications about upcoming Touchpoints opportunities, contact Jessica at jknight@eccbouldercounty.org

For questions or more information, please contact Emily Robbins, Professional Development Coordinator: erobbins@eccbouldercounty.org