I see this problem all the time. Here’s what teachers are telling me when I visit your child care centers:
- “We don’t have enough supplies”.
- “We don’t have the supplies we need”.
- “We are de-motivated to do our jobs because we have to spend money out of our own pocket to get the things we need for our classrooms.”
We all know that teachers do not get paid a lot of money. Having teachers spend money out of their own pocket for 50-80% of what they need for their classrooms is one of the biggest de-motivators that I see in this industry.