There is so much information on this site that is so important, I thought I'd throw this in on a lighter note...as an ECE, what pet peeves do you have about working in the field? About parent? coworkers? Supervisors? Here are some of mine to get the ball rolling (and in no pasrticular order):
1. Families arriving 15-30 minutes before opening. Sure they can "wait outside" but let's face it, it's stressful getting the room setup in the morning knowing that they are waiting for you.
2. Children who are frequently brought in sick. Parents, please, we know you need to work, but you are just going to keep the ilness going in the centre and when little Johnny has 3 vomitting episodes in the next 2 hours, we're going to call you to pick him up anyway.
3. Petty arguements amongst teachers. Ok, in a perfect worl, your centre would have 5 teachers just like you and everything woulf be rosey. Well guess what, it's not going to happen. Every teacher, good (or not as good) has their own style. If you want everything to go exactly like it should every day, become an accountant - other than that, appreciate your co-workers diversity and creativity.
4. Consistently late parents - need more be said? Parents...paying the late fee does not justify being late. I don't want your $5 late fee. I want to go home to my family.
I look forward to see what others add!