IamA daycare teacher with nearly 10 years of experience with horrible parents, state regulations, and wide varieties of kids. AMA!
My short bio: I babysat like every teenage girl does, but at 16 I started working at a small daycare in the infant room. Since then, I've worked at four different centers: one was so shitty I can't believe it's still open, another was Christian-centered (which was terrible), another shut down, and the one I'm currently at is completely controlled by corporate. I have tons of feel-good stories as well as times when parents were total assholes.
My Proof: Not sure how to post proof of this without getting in trouble with my current company. The best I can do is a photo of me and a coworker at one of my former workplaces: http://i.imgur.com/YIvVC0y.jpg