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Exciting New Book, Illuminating Care
April 28, 2021
The quality of life is in proportion, always, to the capacity for delight. The capacity for delight is the gift of paying attention.
-May Sarton, 1912 – 1995
In her beautiful and much-anticipated book, Illuminating Care: The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in Early Childhood Communities, Carol Garboden Murray writes:

"As an early childhood teacher are you sometimes surprised by the amount of time you spend in caring rituals? Do you ever feel that the snack to prepare, the hands to wash, or the nose to wipe is getting in the way of teaching? What if we adopted a new way of thinking about care and incorporated it into the heart of our pedagogy? What would our practice look like if we lifted up the daily chores of caring as honorable rituals and essential educational practices?"

Garboden Murray explains that her goal is "to elevate care from the inside out, starting with the people who care for the youngest citizens...The mission is to name care as an art and science and demonstrate care as a strength and superpower."

Want to learn more? Carol will be presenting a free Early Childhood Investigations webinar:

Illuminating the "Care" in Early Care and Education: The Pedagogy of Child Care, by Carol Garboden Murray
May 5th, 2021
2:00 PM - 3:30 Eastern time
Learn more and register

Carol will also be talking about this topic at a webinar sponsored by the New York State Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
May 26, 2021
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Eastern time

Here's the link


Illuminating Care:
The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in
Early Childhood Communities

Use coupon code PREORDER to get
15% off of this title when you pre-order today.

*Estimated in-stock date summer 2021*

Illuminating Care: The Pedagogy and Practice of Care in Early Childhood Communities is a powerful exploration of caregiving as a vital component of education and child development and a crucial building block of human community and society.

Carol Garboden Murray meaningfully invites educators, parents and caregivers to experience the essential strength and value of their care for young children, the artistry and integrity of it, in the routines of daily life.

Offer valid through April 29, 2021, at 11:59 pm Pacific Time. May not be combined with any other offer. Not valid on past purchases or bulk purchase discounts.


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Tiffany Peckham · April 29, 2021
Lincoln, NE, United States

Thank you, Francis! Cannot agree more!

-Tiffany at Exchange

Francis Wardle · April 28, 2021
Center for the Study of Biracial Children
Denver, Colorado, United States

It is wonderful to see a book dedicated to this critical topic! Our most important task in working with young children is the care and attention to their basic physical and psychological needs - everything else comes second. Further, we must celebrate - and support - with adequate pay and benefits - those who care for our youngest and most vulnerable people!

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