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ERIC Number: EJ1126849
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Circle of Security in Child Care: Putting Attachment Theory into Practice in Preschool Classrooms
Cooper, Glen; Hoffman, Kent; Powell, Bert
ZERO TO THREE, v37 n3 p27-34 Jan 2017
This article describes the Circle of Security-Classroom (COS-C) approach to applying attachment theory in preschool settings. Early childhood is an incubator for a wide range of development including the underpinnings of school readiness. Secure teacher-child relationships support this process. However, most preschool staff members lack guidance in cultivating secure attachments with students. COS-C can meet the need for this specialized skill. The authors describe the principles of COS and explain the COS-C approach. COS-C is designed to enhance teachers' abilities to form secure relationships, overcome obstacles in children's abilities to engage in secure attachment, and create classrooms that promote security.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
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Language: English
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