Why do we marginalize care?
Updated: Jan 26, 2022
It is interesting how care has been marginalized in education over the years and seen as a “lesser than” job. The paradigm needs to shift. It is an honor and privilege to care for children of all ages and we need to revere it as so. As teachers, we respond to children’s physical, social, and emotional needs. We ensure they feel comfortable, safe, and secure and we do so out of care.
So, next time society labels our field as “just child care”, say thank you and let them know we appreciate them seeing the value in everything our profession does.