Touchpoints in Early Care and Education

Touchpoints has been found to have positive effects on both parents and providers in early care and education settings.

Parents with early care providers trained in Touchpoints report that:

  • Their providers are more supportive of parent expertise than comparison providers.
  • They have better quality and more collaborative relationships with their providers.
  • They have increased confidence in their providers.
  • They show less stress in general, and more stable stress levels over time compared to families without trained providers.

We’ve also examined the impact of Touchpoints on parents within specific cultural groups.  For example, recently, we explored the impact of Touchpoints Intervention on Early Head Start families’ knowledge of child development and Native culture, and their sense of efficacy as caregivers.

Learn more about Touchpoints and Cultural Groups.