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Caring for the Child

by Early Math Counts

Uphill battles.

I have many.

For some reason this year has presented me with one that is driving me crazy.

Why do people who work with children still call what we do “daycare”?  We do not care for the day- we care for the child.

Now I understand that people who are not in the field of early care and education may refer to this work, mistakenly, as daycare.  It is irksome, but I get it.

Folks in the field need to remember what it is we do, and why we do it.  We don’t do it for the day, we do it for the child.  Let’s all get on board and call it what it is.

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