I'm starting to understand why they haven't been able to hold a manager.
Today I had no staff show up, and none of the casual on-call staff were available to come in. Luckily there were only 5 children, so nothing I couldn't handle, but it was certainly a long day with no breaks!
I had so many ideas about improving the learning environment, providing some training for the staff, developing a functional program, etc., but now I realize my main goal is to find some staff who I can count on to show up for their scheduled shifts. Unfortunately the number of individuals with ECE training is very limited, so I don't have much of an option when it comes to resolving this issue.
It has been a long second day!