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Information for Parents

To support high quality, responsive, and relationship-based care for infants and toddlers, the EQ Initiative funds the EQIT Course of Training in local communities. This 48-hour course is an important component of a provider’s professional development and deepens his or her knowledge of social/emotional development, cognitive development, partnering with families, and providing culturally responsive care.

If your provider is participating in the EQIT Course of Training, he or she may also be participating in EQ RELATE Coaching. Through EQ RELATE Coaching, an EQ Instructor visits the provider’s classroom or home to support the provider in reflecting on and applying new understandings to their own practice.


Brazelton’s Touchpoints

Brazelton Touchpoints is a set of values, principles, and practices that guide the work of the providers and caregivers involved in your child’s life, so that together you can provide the care and support your child needs to be healthy and ready to learn!

Colorado Touchpoints Network Coordinator

Wendy Watson

From Baby to Big Kid

An e-newsletter that showcases how children learn and grow each month from birth to 3 years. From Baby to Big Kid translates the science of early childhood and offers strategies parents can tailor to their unique family situation and to the needs of their child.

School Readiness Interactive from Zero to Three

This ZERO TO THREE Web exclusive is an interactive learning tool designed to help parents and caregivers encourage their young children's early learning. This tool Includes:

  • Core information about how children develop school readiness skills and how parents and care givers can nurture and support these skills in young children.
  • Video clips that show children learning these skills through everyday interactions with their parents.
  • Parent-child activities which provide fun ideas for helping children develop school readiness skills.
  • Frequently asked questions that offer answers to common questions about learning.

Parenting Counts

Parenting Counts is the research-based family of products developed by Talaris Institute to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.

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Colorado Dept. of Education
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