Physical Contact and Touch

Our position is that the value of physical contact and touch is high, and no-touch policies have no place in early childhood education and care. Children need to be cared for by adults – not robots. Children benefit from positive and nurturing touch, and it is essential that adults are responsive to children’s emotional needs. We advocate for physical contact that is appropriate to support children’s mental and physical health, safety and learning needs.

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