COSP Classroom Approach:

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The Teacher’s Circle was developed with teachers in mind to capture the complexity of relationships in the classroom.

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Watch the video below to learn more about how teachers are applying the COSP Classroom Approach to their work in the classroom and the benefits of focusing on relationship needs of children in their care.

Mary Ainsworth sums up the pivotal role of exploration in attachment by stating, "The interlocking between systems of this sort has led some to propose that the biological function of attachment behavior is (or should include) providing an opportunity for learning."

Ainsworth, M. D. S., Blehar, M., Waters, E., & Wall, S (1978). Patterns of attachment: A psychological study of the strange situation. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlgaum.

Listen as these teachers in the video below use the language of the COSP Classroom Approach to better understand children’s behaviors in the classroom, offer consistency, and meet relationship needs.

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For a more detailed overview of the COSP Classroom approach, you may purchase and download the January 2017 issue of Zero to Three journal which includes "Circle of Security in Childcare: Putting Attachment Theory into Practice in Preschool Classrooms" by Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell.

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