Teacher Assistant (Current Employee), Woodbridge, VA – January 17, 2013
Pros: the children always puts a smile on my face.
Cons: lack of structure and lack of hours.
It's hard to give your all to a job that does not have a structured environment. The children are great, they learn very well and are very loving. A typical day is hard, you may work 3 hours or sometimes you may work 10 hours. It depends on when you are needed.
Pre school teacher (Former Employee), Nj – October 22, 2014
Horrible management on all levels. This company only cares about making the most money possible even at the teachers and children's expense. As a preschool teacher I was constantly over the legal ratio and was basically told to deal with it. The state was called in to evaluate after parents had complained and I was asked by the director to cover things – more... up and hide the ages of the children in my class so they would not notice I was over the legal ratio. – less
Administrator (Former Employee), Columbus, OH – October 3, 2014
Pros: they really care about the educational services they offer.
Cons: behind-the-scenes management is a disaster.
Children of America has an amazing educational program for the children and it is relatively easy for the teachers to implement. Unfortunately for the management team, the micromanagement from the home office causes constant miscommunication and backlash from the parents and staff. This creates a hostile environment and the management team is in a constant – more... 'cleaning-up' effort instead of being able to focus on the education of the teachers and children. – less
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee), South Elgin, IL – September 29, 2014
Pros: singing and dancing classes
Cons: later hours for late pick ups
Provided learning projects for the children. I learned that children need interesting projects to keep them focused in learning. Management provided necessary tools, supplies, and backup for the teachers. Co-workers helped each other with ideas for child's learning projects. The hardest part of the job was dealing with some parents coming in late to – more... pick up their child causing the teacher to stay later cleaning up before able to go home. Most enjoyable part of the job was seeing the children's smiles every day. – less
Lead Preschool Teacher (Former Employee), Southampton, PA – September 11, 2014
They do not care about their employees. There is a large turnover rate for teachers. They expect so much yet pay so little. Management gossips and treats their teachers badly and are extremely unprofessional.
Teacher (Former Employee), Fredericksburg, VA – August 20, 2014
Working for Assisted living facilities, are very rewarding. And fullfilling, it is a great feeling knowing that you made someone's day just by doing the simple things by talking with them or helping with everyday things, that most of us take for granted.
Teacher (Former Employee), Appleton, WI – July 21, 2014
The people are great and so welcoming. I learned how to be a good teacher but also a good learner. Management was awesome and so accepting. I had to quit due to my husband accepting a job out of state. They were really understanding and accepting of that. The most enjoyable part of the job was the people and the children. It was such a good environment – more... to work in. – less
Preschool Teacher (Former Employee), Norwood, MA – June 24, 2014
Working at Children of America is pleasant and fun. If you like spending time with children; playing, crafting, dancing, learning, or reading, Children of America is the place for you to grow professionally.
Lead Teacher (Former Employee), Fredericksburg, VA – June 7, 2014
Pros: get to see infants grow and make a bond with them
Cons: the pay when hoilday come around numbers are low and so teachers get sent home early
Come in at 5:30 and greet parents and their infants. Go over infants chart and see how their night was and when their next feeding is. Keep a head count of on all the infants coming in so I can get a teacher aide to assist if needed if I go over ratio. Make sure I'm keeping a eye on the teacher aide by making sure they are not giving the infants anything – more... they are not suppose to have and following up with the charts. I also worked on their motor skills and followed a daily curriculum for that age, so when it is time to do a assessment test I can have that all ready for the parent to go over with so they know how their child is progressing – less
Parent (Former Employee), Lee Hills, Fredericksburgs22407 – May 22, 2014
The new management team (Director and her assistant) are horrible with the teachers, parents, and children. They talk down to teachers and parents! I would not recommend this day care facility (especially Lee Hills)! They only care about money and not the children beside they are very costly. The teacher are pressure to work lots of hours and not get – more... paid overtime. They need to be reported to the Department of Labor! – less
head teacher (Current Employee), Wilmington, DE – March 19, 2014
Pros: sweet children
Cons: everything else
I have been with this company as a head teacher for over two years now and I am continuously trying to find another job. The only reason I havr stayed is because they work with my school hours as I attend university.
The director is awful! Licensing has been called multiple times by parents and employees because of overcrowding and teachers being incredibly – more... over ratio. Although the center is only equipped for a certain number of children, the director continues to enroll new students but does not have enough teachers. Ni overtime is given. Also, the center does not have the proper materials for special education students.... However the director has enrolled special needs students as well as students with known behavioral issues. Teachers feel I'll equipped to deal with these students but the director does not offer any help whatsoever and if anything she makes the situation worse.
Benefits are terrible as well and in almost three years of employment I have not gotten a raise.
It's obvious that the good reviews on here were written by corporate. And speaking of corporate, the child care expert running the company is actually a former MMM fighter who does not have child care credentials and who, rather than focus on this company, has also started a film and production company. If you Google his name you will also find sexual harassment charges against him from current children of america employees. – less