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Liberating Care

Posted by: Rhonda November 10, 2020

“In my career, I have learned to talk the talk,” writes Carol Murray. “I know how to pin academic standards on just about every aspect of child care and early human development . . . but as I do so I wonder, why can’t we appreciate care of children for its own sake?

“I am no longer willing to rank care, hide care, or disguise care. We need to name care and show that the most basic rituals of care, which society typically thinks of as custodial, are intellectual encounters. This is knowledge that cannot be categorized, measured, and standardized. Care is the making of humans.

“As fellow early childhood teachers, I invite you to be ambassadors of care.

Together let’s liberate care!” Continue reading.