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coconut / 8854 posts
I love this sign, and I 100% agree with the tone. Your children should be your 100% priority, and they are excited to see you! Be in the moment.
pomelo / 5524 posts
I've never been on my phone when I'm dropping off or picking up from day care. In fact, my husband called as I was getting the kids out of the car to drop off, and I was so annoyed that he even called when he knew what I was doing.
Then again, I haven't ever seen anyone in our day care be on the phone during pick up or drop off. Usually parents stay outside of the day care and finish their call, then go inside to get the kiddos.
pomegranate / 3890 posts
I NEVER see any parent on their phone during drop off/pick up. yo usally have a billiion things in your hands (jackets, artwork projects, paperwork from daycare) to even worry about it.
but seriously this sign is obnoxious, if i am paying daycare to take care of my babies, i expect tact when delivering messages not trashy attention seeking dialogue. this would really rub me the wrong way as a their client and i would complain about how rude it is.
wonderful clementine / 24134 posts
Hopefully its something that there were some serious repeat offenders that were really just offensive about it.
@stargal: But agree that we pay a lot of money and pride on the professionalism of the teachers and the office staff.
pomegranate / 3350 posts
It seems to be general consensus that it shouldn't be a thing to be on your phone at school pick up. I mean logistically and common courtesy. The people who don't think so or understand that probably need something like this to get the message across. I am 100% fine with it! Of course, we walk to school and about 70% of the time I don't even bring my phone with me. It would drive me crazy to see people on the phone when they are picking up their kids!
persimmon / 1093 posts
Absolutely not. I don't even bring my phone in. I'm busy greeting my daughter, getting her stuff, etc. We make it a point though to not use screens around her and she doesn't get screen time.
pomelo / 5866 posts
A cold scold is not the best approach. Many other ways to communicate this message. The people doing it probably won't listen to something like that.
I don't consciously do or not do it. I don't think I have but maybe I have for some odd reason. If I saw a sign like that I would think that the admin was rude, condescending and unprofessional. If they can't find another way to communicate with their audience in a respectful way (or find someone on their staff who does) then they aren't getting my vote of trust.