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Fostering relationships between infants, toddlers and their primary caregivers in child care centres in Australia

Ebbeck, Marjory and Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie 2008, Fostering relationships between infants, toddlers and their primary caregivers in child care centres in Australia. In Jalongo, Mary Renck (ed), Enduring bonds : the significance of interpersonal relationships in young children's lives, Springer, London, England, pp.159-177.

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Title Fostering relationships between infants, toddlers and their primary caregivers in child care centres in Australia
Author(s) Ebbeck, Marjory
Yim, Hoi Yin BonnieORCID iD for Yim, Hoi Yin Bonnie orcid.org/0000-0002-8793-8119
Title of book Enduring bonds : the significance of interpersonal relationships in young children's lives
Editor(s) Jalongo, Mary Renck
Publication date 2008
Chapter number 10
Total chapters 12
Start page 159
End page 177
Total pages 19
Publisher Springer
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) babies
toddlers
infants
attachtnent
primary caregiving
relationships
child care programs
group care
child care centers
Australia
Summary

The chapter provides a synthesis of theory and research in relation to relationships between babies, toddlers and their caregivers in child care centres. The themes addressed include attachment theory and how this is taken account of by caregivers, the importance of secure relationships that recognize and build on the first transition from home to child care centres. In addition, the use of primary caregiving gropus is investigated whereby the caregivers establish close reciprocal relationships with babire, toddlers and their families.

ISBN 0387759379
9780387759371
Language eng
Field of Research 130313 Teacher Education and Professional Development of Educators
Socio Economic Objective 930202 Teacher and Instructor Development
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2008, Springer
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032721

Document type: Book Chapter
Collection: School of Education
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