Daycare Note to Parents

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This daycare note to parents has told them that they need to get off the phone when picking their children up by posting a very blunt message on the door of the daycare center.

Here is what the sign on the front of the door says:

“You are picking up your child! Get off your phone!
Your child is happy to see you, are you happy to see your child?
We have seen children trying to hand their parents their work they completed and the parent is on the phone. We have heard a child say, “Mommy, mommy, mommy” and the parent is paying more attention to their phone than their own child. It is appalling!
Get Off Your Phone!!”

Get off your Phone Note to Parents

Juliana Farris Mazurkewicz saw the message posted on the door of her child’s daycare and post a picture of it on Facebook.

Some parents are outraged by this message and some completely agree with this. I’m sure Juliana didn’t realize how viral her post would be, but this definitely hits a nerve with a lot of parents on both sides.

Here is Juliana’s original post…

What are your thoughts about this? Do you agree with what this daycare owner posted on the daycare door? We would love to see your opinion on this and let everyone know what you think!

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34 comments on “Daycare Note to Parents”

  1. This is perfect! Parents model behaviors that children watch. Now if we could just have something like this in the classroom for those children who did not have that behavior modeled for them.

    1. Barbara Russell

      I totally agree with the Daycare. After all, they’re paid to take care of our children and see after their best interest.. ( for the child) at my school, the younger students are so happy to see their parents. I’ve never had one pick their child up while the parent is on the phone.. the parent should be equally happy with open arms..

  2. Agree 100 percent! Also, parents who don’t get off the phone are missing priceless moments! Children are most excited about their day and its happenings at that minute when they reunite with a parent, and that is when they will share important information that you may want to know or should know!! If they are ignored or put off, that info may never get shared. Plus they will learn not to try talking to you!

  3. I watched our grandson from the time he was 2 until he was 14. I always paid attention to him and what he wanted to say. One day in particular I’ll never forget. He was about 5 years old and I was on my phone. He started talking to me and I immediately hung up my phone and gave him my undivided attention. He noticed that I did that and he asked me why I put my phone down. I told him I put it down because what he wanted to say was much more important than anything I was doing on the phone. You know what he said to me after that?? He said, “my mom doesn’t do that. She doesn’t really listen to me at all”. I told him I would always listen to him. And I have. And we have a very close relationship. He’s confided in me about things he doesn’t want his mother to know. Don’t worry, if it was critical, I’d find a way to talk to her. He’s my daughter’s only child. One would think she’d give him undivided attention. But nope.

  4. Parents should be thankful that they have a place to take their children so they can work. I agree turn off your phone, nothing is more important than your child.

  5. Lorijane Trigg-Edwards

    As a preschool teacher, I support this notice 100 percent. It is heartbreaking to watch the children longing to feel important enough to be greeted appropriately.

  6. Vanassa Jones

    I Jim

    I totally agree, being a recent retired teacher. We hear a lot of things from the children about their home environment.

    1. YES! I was a preschool teacher. Parents, you don’t have any secrets if you have a preschooler. They tell us EVERYTHING. And I unfortunately do mean everything. Including what your poop smells like or how many times a day you pick your crotch and nose, and if it’s in that order. I wish I were exaggerating.

  7. Sandra Conroy

    I totally agree with the day care So many times I see kids trying to get their parents attention but the parent is to engrossed on their phone

  8. Evelyn McCarstle

    Having worked in daycare, I totally agree with this message. It breaks my heart to see kids so excited to see their parents only have the phone call be more important.

  9. From the Guess Who- “Colored lights that hypnotize…”
    Parents, see the light in your kids’ eyes!

  10. you and your child have been parted all day so the least u can do it pay them a little attention when picking them up

  11. Susan Anderson

    Sad that they even would need to post it but I’ve seen people sitting with their kids at McDonald’s and never even look up from their phones. Put it down, nothing is more important than your kids. 

  12. Chuck Babcock

    Unless the call really is something that is “life or death” or “I’ll lose my job if i don’t take this call now” type thing. I agree completely. hang up and give your child your attention.