Discussion 5


Attachment, in essence, is the loving, secure bond that takes place between a child and his caregiver. Young children need to have healthy attachments with the adults in their lives. Children’s early relationships teach them who they are and what they can expect from the world around them.

The Assignment

Respond to the following prompt(s) for this module.

Why are early relationships important to later development? How does knowing about and understanding the attachment relationships that the children in your care have with their family members help you as an early childhood educator?

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Video: The Strange Situation (opens in a new window)
View the course lecture for content and watch the experiment by Mary Ainsworth called The Strange Situation from which Ainsworth development her patterns of attachment. What are the different forms of attachment Ainsworth observed?

To submit

Be sure to make your initial post by Sunday @ 11:59 pm of the module and respond to a minimum of 2 classmates by Wednesday @ 11:59 pm.  Be sure to read How Course Works and the Discussion Board information about what is expected in discussion boards.  Also, from this point on, you will need to include a reference to the text (chapter, page number, etc.) with your submission.