Parenting is different to teaching - and children need both

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As a parent of a toddler, I see every day the benefits of early childhood education and care. I watch my son develop social skills and a sense of independence, the beginnings of literacy and numeracy and most importantly, his curiosity about the world and fascination at all the things there are to learn in it.
I am not arrogant enough to take all the credit for this. Of course, we teach him about the world and share his curiosity for it but we must acknowledge the contribution of his teachers.