attachment research and day care

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who compared different types of DC?
Melhuish
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who were his Ps
3 groups of children in london who started DC before the age of 9months - their were divided into: Private Nursery - Child minder - Relatives
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which had the lowest adult:child?
relatives
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which had the most peer contact?
private nursery
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how were they assessed?
at 18m and 3y on their language skills and ability to cooperate an share with other children
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what were the findings?
the best language skills was Relatives - the worst language skills was Private Nursery - the best pro-social behaviour was Private Nursery - the worst pro-social behaviour was Relatives
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what is the conclusion?
different DC gives different results.
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what are the 2 most crucial factors affecting the effects of daycare?
QUALITY of DC - and QUALITY of HOME ENVIRONMENT
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what 3 things did bowlby's work demonstrate?
1. children have multiple attachments, 2. they require a secure attachment with an adult, 3. children need a primary attachment figure as a secure base for exploration/fear/stress
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why is daycare stressful
it involves separation from the PCG/unfamiliar environment/stangers
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what did Watamura do?
measured cortisol levels in toddlers and babies on different days of the week at nursery and at home
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what did he find?
cortisol levels increased in the day at nursery but not at home and the increases were greets for shy/fearful/24-36month
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what 4 things constitute good day care
1. low adult:kid, 2. small groups = less strangers, 3. well trained and lows staff turnover, 4. mixed age group
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what are good process characteristics
1. a secure attachment - e.g secure attachment, 2. a structured day - e.g activities should be mixed but structured so that the environment feel predictable and therefore safe.
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