Achieved Diamond Director (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FL – September 9, 2014
Pros: beautiful schools, nice curriculum
Cons: lack care and support from corporate.
The school is beautiful. the staff are wonderful. The children are the best part. The company (Learning Care) is horrible. They claim to care about their employees but they don't. They take vacation away, stopped giving increases, and show no appreciation at all during holidays or even teacher appreciation week. For example: during Christmas they call – more... a Christmas bonus allowing the staff to wear jeans for a week. That is absolutely sad of any company that makes this type of profit. This company has taken all of the creativity away from their teachers. They don't allow them to do anything that a teacher does that makes her want to be a teacher. Everything has to be their way or no way. All bulletin boards are only their way, and no colors per say on the walls. So this once awesome company has allowed a lot of people to come in and sit in an office and delegate a bunch of nonsense they know nothing about to those that work directly in the field every single day. – less
Lead Teacher (Former Employee), Waldorf, MD – August 19, 2014
Pros: multi-tasking and working with kids
a typical day at work would consist of me making the center lunch which held 90 children. Then I would drive school age students to different schools, and transport the children back to the center when school was over. The time inbetween I would teach the other students ages 3-4 and ready then pre-school. I would prepare lunch and snack for the center – more... during this time.At this center I would be the bus driver, cook and lead teacher. – less
School Director (Former Employee), MI – July 31, 2014
Pros: working with kids
Cons: working with other adults
required to do a lot of work for low pay no recognition for work done well expected to go above and beyond while upper management sits back expected to work 7:00 am - 6:30pm monday - friday as a salaried employee while District Managers make more money and work A LOT less hours very little support when short staffed
Teacher (Former Employee), Mechanicsville, VA – July 14, 2014
Pros: able to get medical, dental and vision coverage
Cons: poor management, company concerned about bottom dollar only
Clock in and begin tending to the children. Sign them in and out of the classroom, depending on where the children would go after the opening room. I learned a great deal from the children and families in regards to how much I love teaching and watching the children bloom.
In regards to management, it was poorly run. The last director was too involved – more... personally and allowed those personal relationships to color the judgement. This affected not only the staff, but also the parents who made either made comments or simply withdrew their children.
As far as the co-workers goes, there were one or two that truly put the needs of the children above the needs of the center and treated their co-workers with respect. The others tended to belittle the children as well as their co-workers. Working with a group of women, tends to have the backstabbing drawbacks.
The hardest part of the job, was dealing with the majority of the staff and not having the support of management. The most enjoyable part of the job, was watching the little faces light up when they learned something new. – less
Teacher (Current Employee), Southfield, MI – May 20, 2014
Pros: great parents and students, fun place to work
Cons: no pay increase.
I work with some amazing ladies, who enjoy working with children. As a teacher I have develop leadership skill and organizational skills that I will need, as I farther my career. At times it can be a little bit unorganized, but seeing that, I've been there for some time now; I know what to do to maintain a stress free day and keep my children happy. – more... I work hard and I believe you should leave your trouble at the door, to keep a positive attitude when at work. – less
in the beginning it was very productive and a eagerness to have a wonderful program
Lead Teacher (Former Employee), Greensboro, NC – May 19, 2014
Pros: benefits, smiling faces, loving kids, my passion
Cons: little to no hours, poor management, unfairness
I was hired to work full-time as the summer program coordinator and teacher. I coordinated the summer and we had a blast. Towards the end of the summer my hours went from 40 hours a week to almost 5. The director walked out and the assistant needed more training to run the daycare and staff. My hours got cut tremendously making it hard for me to live. – more... Overall I enjoyed the students and the time we shared. I also enjoyed teaching the school-age and preschoolers being a positive role model in their life. – less
The Children and Families are the best part of this job - This company cares about the checks the familes write, and thats it!
Staff Member (Former Employee), NY – April 25, 2014
Pros: the customers - families and children
Cons: the company's treatment of their staff
When it comes to this company, the "bottom line" is the bottom line. For a company who says its all about the child, its not its about the checks being written. Yes, its a business but this company has put the children behind making money by exploiting the children.
The staff are even told by management that you have to plan curriculum or activities – more... off the clock "or else" - which comes from both the Director and District Manager.
Also, "brown nosing" to management gets you favored and gets you more hours than others who do their job and go home. There are a couple of staff members who are allowed to "milk" the clock while most other staff are sent home early or told to sign out immediately after their scheduled shift. – less
Teacher (Former Employee), Tucson, AZ – March 10, 2014
7-13 children in the classroom full of love, clean, happiness, tones of games, full lesion plains that help each child learn to there best ability. paper work, copies, lessons, Learning hours, computer work, phones, and customer service.
Assistant Teacher (Current Employee), Largo, MD – December 19, 2013
Pros: very attentive to the children
Cons: lack of respect
* Little respect is shown to the staff by management *The co workers are ALL wonderful individuals *The hardest part was staying professional in such a disrespectful environment *The most enjoyable part is ALL of the wonderful children and parents.