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Childcare, pay, status, and an early education in early education for me.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of spending a couple of hours leading a seminar of a group of childcare students. These people are dedicated, interested, thoughtful, probing and eager to bring themselves holistically into their placements and studies.  They are destined for higher education, the workforce, or further study in other areas.  They…

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The attached parent vs the nursery drop off (archived)

This is separation anxiety, mine and his.  My body tenses and his grips me, a clamp that’s nothing except primal.  Mine, in that stunted grown-up way, picks a fight with the feelings I’m afraid will overwhelm me, as I try to hold my shit together in front of him and these other adults I’m afraid…

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