Cons: i don't get paid what i feel im worth. tired of the drama.
I get to work for 7:30, clean the tables and set up for breakfast, so when my students come in the door they go to there cubbies and put there book bags and blankets away and then wash there hands for breakfast. After breakfast I will have them clean up there breakfast things and put them in the garbage and then they line up to wash there hands again. – more... they then go to the bookshelf select a book and sit down on the carpet to looked at it until the tables and floors have been cleaned after breakfast. once cleaning is done students are asked to stand up and line up so that they can put there books up. they then return to the carpet for group time. During group time we sing songs and also I will read them a book. Group time is only about 15 minutes long. Then one by one the children are asked to get there name tags and pick a center to go play in. we typically do center time for about 30 minutes before going outside and our side time is typically 30 minutes to 1 hour depending on the weather conditions. we feed them lunch at about 11:30 and once they have eaten lunch they go to the bathrooms and then they lay down for an hr nap. they will then get up from nap at about 1:30-1:45 at this time they will put there blankets and pillows if they have them into there cubbies and the go to the bathroom. Snack is then served at 2:15.
I have learned a lot from being with the preschool class. I love this position, but not so much the place I work for. :(
I'm going to be honest management could use a little help when it comes to appreciating there employees.
my co-workers and I get along sometimes, but other times not because I just get tired of being bullied or picked on.
The hardest part of the job is dealing with parents who complain about something that is or isn't being done for their child. I have come to a point where I am ok with this more now then before because I understand how they feel about their children, although I don't have any I do however have two nephews who I adore.
the most enjoyable part of my job is when a child gains the knowledge of something they have been learning for weeks or months. – less
With Better Management It was amazing- then things went downhill
Caregiver (Former Employee), Hixson, TN – September 3, 2013
I was an employee for 3 years at this place- many of my coworkers became like family-I had the best boss ever- she was so laid back and personable-you could talk to her ab anything. If I had any kind of issues, I knew I could go right to her and discuss it openly- then she decided to go back to school and a new director was coming- from day one this – more... lady rubbed me the wrong way- suddenly we weren't people anymore- most of us had been there for years and we didn't know how to do our job- yes the pay of 7.25 an hour sucked but I was there to enjoy my day- play w kids In 3 years I never received a raise, but it was worth it- til she came along and tr5eated us horrible- within 3 months we had 9 employees 7 of which had worked there a year or more quit- Several of us were on state help and the requirements are work @ least 30- hrs- this boss started cutting hours left and right. I gave my two week notice about 8 months after her employment. And the kids are amazing if you know how to get down to their level and communicate. – less
Pre K Assistant Teacher (Former Employee), Valdosta, GA – August 15, 2013
Pros: an opportunity to teach children at their prime
A typical day at work is children learning, have fun, and learn how to interact with others. I learned how to teach children from where they are. To do to them and teach each one as an individual, knowing that not everyone learn in the same way. As long as I did my job I had no problems with the management staff. The co-workers were friendly and away – more... willing to help one another in times of need. To me there were no hard parts to this job just thing to overcome. The most enjoyable part of this job was seeing the children learn. – less
LEAD TEACHER (Former Employee), Columbus, GA – July 29, 2013
Pros: productive activities
Cons: don't have any
A typical day at work is when classroom activities went smooth and was easy to transition the kids in order to teach curriculum and outside activities. The co-workers were pleasant and respectable to one another. My mot enjoyable part of the job was the kids and how they were eager to learn old and new materials and talk about themselves. Management – more... was courteous. I learned better ways to teach each child because every child is unique in their own way. There was no hard parts to me; except to miss a child when they were out because they missed what was being taught. – less
Childcare Teacher (Current Employee), New Bern, NC – July 24, 2013
I have worked at Childcare Network for 6.5 years. I have worked in several different classes, and I enjoy working with the various age groups of children. The staff has become like a second family. The hardest decision I have ever had to make was deciding it is my time to move forward. The job is great, but the pay is terrible. I have not had a raise – more... since I have been employed with this company. – less
Floater/Secretary (Former Employee), Charlotte, NC – June 27, 2013
Interacting with the children. I have learned how to have patience when it comes to children. The hardest part was getting the children to adapt to a schedule. The most enjoyable part is seeing the children everyday.
I love the job, the children are what drive me as a teacher to be the best I can be , also to push myself to become more professional.
Lead Teacher/ Administrative Support (Current Employee), Greensboro, NC – June 8, 2013
Pros: having a supportive management team
Cons: being able to go to the bathroom, getting a 15 minute break consistently.
The job is very intense, the program we are using right now is fast paced, the only thing I wish could change is that we could slow down a little, so that each child has the time to really explore and experiment more.As a Teacher I know that the school system is pushing for the children to come in knowing how to do many skills, and I also believe that – more... is important too. However what happen to kids just being kids? How about kids leading in some of the play activities, what about a child who does not want to do the activity?I love coming to work and being greeted by hugs on my legs and kisses, there is no amount of money in this world that could pay for that!!!!! When I work with these beautiful children I remind myself that this is our future, so I push to give them all of me that I can. – less
Assistant Teacher (Current Employee), Decatur, GA – April 26, 2013
A typical day at work for me is: Having the kids come in erly in the morning and preparing them for school. Preparing breakfast then off to take kids to their school. I pick them up when the bell rings and then back to the daycare for homework and fun times activities.I learned how to be patient working with different types of culture, attitudes and – more... the changes that the kids go through on a daily basis.My co-workers are nice well some of them its different working with all females because of different attitudes so I just have to stay focus at all times. The hardest part of my job is when the kids dont get along with each other and I have to remind them that we are all friends while we are in the classroom.The most enjoyable part of my job is seeing the smile on a child's face when they walk into my classroom. – less