Early Childhood Council Childcare Business Lobby Group Suing the Government
The Early Childhood Council is suing the government to increase
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.
Physical Contact With Children and No-Touch Policies and Practices. When touch is barred from or minimised in early childhood programs as a result of explicit or implicit policies,