by Craig d'Arcy
It is essential for children to have both men and women working together in their care and education. Men have something to offer that is different to what females have to offer. Both men and women together can make fundamental contributions to the care and education of young children. The following outlines the tasks that all stakeholders face as we strive to: encourage acceptance within early childhood services of the vital role of male staff, prevent men's professional isolation, encourage and support males to enter and stay in the field, and enhance the profession of early childhood as a whole.