Amy Pybus has been running a family child care program out of her home for ten years (and hasn’t gone crazy yet. Not once!). She is a writer, early childhood expert, parent educator, and advocate for child care providers.
Child care is a complicated, undervalued, difficult, and essential job. This blog is trying to show what it’s really like for us out here in the trenches, and how important it is for our culture to treat its child care workers with respect (before we all burn out and run away screaming).
Most importantly, Amy speaks for children, who she believes are highly misunderstood beings. Much of her work is advocating for their best interests – often flying in the face of common practices and beliefs. Amy is a licensed child care provider and teacher, and holds a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a specialization in brain-based education research.
Just in case you’re wondering, the title of this blog was inspired by an actual list of rules created when we had some serious sibling rivalry going on:
And truly, I have had to tell the toddlers many, many times that “We don’t sit on babies!!” Seriously. I can’t make this stuff up.