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.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Education and Human Performance
Child, Family, and Community Sciences
Early Childhood Development
Orlando (Main) Campus
Rusoff, Brooke G., "Exploring Attachment Behaviors in Urban Mothers and Their Infants" (2016). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 88.
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