A great "foot in the door" job if you are pursuing a career with children.
Teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 7, 2014
Childcare associates is a great place to work for teachers and teacher assistants who love children and looking for employment. I wouldn't recommend making a career choice out of it though. Go to school get your degree and find a better suited/paying job. The time 8:00-2:30 is great for the children which gives teachers time to plan after the children have gone home. They provide training on subjects that are suitable for the job. Some trainings are fun and then others are just down right boring and have you thinking did I really waste my gas to come to this? The management have you thinking that they are professional but at the end of the day they are not. Sometimes it seems as though everyone was not on the same page about the rules and regulations. One person would have you doing one thing and then another one would come out and say it's wrong. It seems that CCA didn't care who they hired just as long as they had someone in the classrooms. They demote well suited people and put people in their place that can't do the job. They don't have active teachers at most of the centers so the teacher assistants are stuck doing the job without the pay. The directors that are "leading" the centers simply just do not know how to run a center. Either they do too little or do too much and they don't know how to talk to their employees and be humble. There is so much that we are restricted to do for example celebrating birthdays and holidays. The hardest part is seeing lack of parent involvement at home. Yes we teach the children at school but if the parents are not assisting at home itmore... means nothing. The most enjoyable part is being able to help children grow and meet their goals as well as meeting new families. CCA is a great stepping stone job just don't make it into a career. You will surely see alot of wolves in sheeps' clothing.less
benefits, and weekends off.
overworked and under paid, not being able to have celebrations, meeting and working with people who are not humble and carry their attitudes on their sleeves.
Wonderful program not only for low income families but for all families. Every child needs a head start.
Early Head Start Teacher (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 6, 2014
The most enjoyable part on the day was putting a smile on a child's face and just knowing you made a impact on a child's life rather it was teaching them how to ride a tricycle, potty training or teaching them their first and last name. Co-Workers are great, but director shows favoritism and rules don't apply to all only some, be it parents, kids, or employees. Expectations are too high and pay is too low. When we did receive a raise after 4 years it was 7 cents. Great work experience with working with kids, you can't help, but to get attached to the kids and their families.
working with children and the ability to refer them to diff programs to help in their development.
pay sucks, not about the kids just about making the company look good when coporate visits
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Abrams – September 24, 2015
PLACE IS UNPROFESSIONAL! children are not educated at the center i worked for. Director made fun of disabled employees, cursed at workers and though the Headstart center was a place to hangout instead of doing their job. The pay is horrible as well as the benefits (benefits are cheap but has the littlest amount of coverage). Company said they would assist in helping get your CDA that is a lie. The person in charge of handling that drops the ball completely, Whenever you call HR the phone just rings and no one ever returns messages,,,,
some centers gets summers off with pay
everything, I would not advise anyone to work for this company.
Excellent place to learn and build future career in education.
Lead Bilingual Teacher (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – January 4, 2012
I have the opportunity to be in two different educational centers. I started as a assistant teacher then I was promoted as a teacher then as a lead teacher. This was my dream job. I love working with children from 3-5 years old and parents that really care about their children early education. In addition, my co-workers and center director helped me grow and they were always willing to support me. I have to leave due to maternity and I wanted to be a home with my new baby. However, I always keep this job in my heart.
parent involvement, great environment, great place to grow
Financial Management Assistant (Former Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – August 17, 2012
Process incoming claims into the database. Process all 2450's into my notebooks. Process checks for all vendors. prepared monthly 2455's. Took all incoming calls regarding child absences at child care centers. Checked all check proofs to make sure they were accurate. Had a great amount of communication with all vendors.The most overwhelming part of this job was reaching the deadline in the beginning of the month, when all vendors turned in all of their claims. The most enjoyable part was working with a great group of ladies and having great teamwork.
Family Service Advocate (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, Tx. – June 9, 2015
Working at Child Care Associates has been very beneficial to me, It has allowed me to obtain my degree in my chossen career, I have had the best supervisors that has help me grow mentally and phsically< I really enjoyed working with the people who I have came in contact with. Child Care Associates has some onderrful staff in great positions,
Regional Director-routinely (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – November 7, 2014
Hiring/staffing, review of daily operations per Texas Minimum Standards, Head Start Performance Standards, company policies and procedures. Review of compliance/non compliance issues, create training plans, create and monitor corrective action plans, time and attendance of staff, management of center level staff, management of content area components.
Assistance of social services to children and families.
Preschool/Head Start Teacher (Current Employee) – Fort Worth, TX – July 8, 2014
I do NOT recommend CCA for employment. They treat their employees terrible. There is harassment, discrimination, they are not consistent, they are hypocrites and there is NO SUPPORT at all. Please go look somewhere else.
hours you work
discrimination is the biggest one out of a very long list
Lead Head Start Teacher (Former Employee) – Arlington, TX – August 27, 2015
Daily responsibilities include but not limited to Plan and implement daily learning experiences that advance the intellectual and physical growth and development of children to improve readiness for school;; Include activities that support the social and emotional development of children; Constantly observe children and maintain child assessment records.