Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto)
versión impresa ISSN 0103-863X
MELCHIORIL, Lígia Ebner y ALVES, Zélia Maria Mendes Biasoli. The behavior of babies on the routine of a day care center: separation and meeting. Paidéia (Ribeirão Preto) [online]. 2000, vol.10, n.18, pp. 51-59. ISSN 0103-863X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-863X2000000100005.
This paper aims to verify how do babies and adults behave at the moment when they meet and separate at a day-care-center. Data were obtained from individual interviews following a semi-structured guide with 21 educators of the day-care-center about each from 4 to 24 months under their care (n=90) and from the video tape records of the situations. Data were analyzed through a quantitative system, quantitative-interpretative and qualitative one. The results of this study indicate that this babies' sample has a strong link with mother, specially after the eight month. This finding suggests a secure attachment pattern because they manifest a lot of joy when their mothers come back and they are very affective with them. So, collective setting is not affecting, in a negative way, babies/mothers attachment.
Palabras llave : babies behavior; mother-child attachment; day-care center.