I honestly cannot believe we're having this discussion. The generation of "instant gratification" is now teaching in our classroom - God love them but phone use is inappropriate in the classroom. I always ask our staff, do you ever recall one of your favorite teachers on her/his cell phones during the school day? Of course not, it is a matter of professionalism. So many of us work hard to maintain high standards within our programs and professionalism in an effort to remove the stereotype of being "babysitters" in child care, and putting phones away and focusing on the children is a big part of this.
As a parent I would be most upset if I was picking up my child from child care and staff were on their phones. I'm not paying good money for you to be checking personal emails, texts, etc.
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