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Question: Critically discuss the implications of attachment theory for different forms of child care.

Answer: Our need for acceptance, appreciation and intimacy is our most basic characteristic. The importance of attachment in early childhood cannot be underestimated; it forms the basis for psychological development. Research has provided information about factors which form the foundations of secure and insecure attachments that have implications for different forms of child care, which will be discussed. I will start with the founder of the attachment theory, John Bowlby who devised his theories based on his interest in connections between poor social relationships...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Early Childhood Studies
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 2112
  • Date submitted: February 05, 2009
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 3036

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