Abstract

Infants enter this world relying on caregivers to nurture and protect them. Through this reliance, infants develop an attachment to their caregivers, thus setting the stage for how a child comes to view the world and the people in it. This study sought to further explore attachment behaviors through observation of a voluntary parent education course offered through the Early Learning Coalition of Orange County. Data were collected three times over the course of the nine week program on four mother-infant dyads. Across the three mothers who were present for at least two observations, negative behaviors decreased between the first and final observations; however, positive behaviors were observed, but less conclusive. The results of this study can be used to improve the current early intervention program, as well as those in the future.

Thesis Completion

2016

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Culp, Anne

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Education and Human Performance

Department

Child, Family, and Community Sciences

Degree Program

Early Childhood Development

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

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