staff - teacher (Former Employee), Mechanicsville, VA – July 14, 2014
Pros: the children
Cons: poor management and spiteful co-workers
The children at the center were the highlight of my day. It all went down hill from there. The management, as i have seen in other reviews, behaved as seems to be typical of this company. The company doesn't care about the children, the parents nor the staff, only about the dollar signs. Staff didn't receive what was necessary to run their classroom – more... re: supplies. Always given excuse of no money. Management showed favoritism towards their friends and promoted those friends, even when they were the last ones that should have been, due to behavior and attendance or lack thereof. Filing complaints doesn't work as it's just shrugged off. Felt like was working in a high school environment although I have to say I've seen teens behave better then the director and majority of the co-workers at this center. – less
teachers aide (Current Employee), Anaheim, CA – June 14, 2014
Pros: making a difference.
Cons: management, and salary
A typical day at work it usually busy and something new always happens. The kids get dropped off in the morning, we serve breakfast, interact with them, and then we begin our lesson plans. Once our lesson plan is completed we have free play outside. Once we come in from free play we get all washed up ready for lunch. Shortly after lunch is served the – more... children go down for a nap for about 2 hours. Then, my shift is over. I learned so much about myself, and especially developed more patience. Overall, I enjoy going to work and seeing the kids, and making a difference. – less
Lead Preschool Teacher (Former Employee), Penfield, NY – June 3, 2014
I was hired to be a preschool assistant. First day I was there I got put in to the toddlers and was there for a year. Then I was put into the preschool room for the last year there. Lots of people came and went and I ended up working crazy hours.
I am a lead teacher for 1 year olds. I have learned that working is not everything. Management is ok, needs some work. she has to be in everybody's business. The facility is not run very well. I'm not sure what the hardest part of my job is. I love my Job, because I work with kids.
It is a good work place. Employees are helpful and hard working. Everyone seems to have a team atmosphere.
NC Pre-K Teacher - the Alliance for Children (Former Employee), Indian Trail, NC – May 22, 2014
I am under the Alliance for Children and the company has a PRE-K classroom by the State. At the end of the year, the classroom could be closed or re-opened dependent on State funding and students in area.
Assistant Teacher/Floater (Former Employee), Duluth, GA – January 9, 2014
Little respect is shown to the staff by management, the hardest part was staying positive in such a disrespectful environment. Management changed around teachers too often which was difficult for the children to adjust. Despite that the children were wonderful and they made me look forward to going to work every day. The children are all that matter.
working for childtime was like being in highschool all over again
Lead toddler teacher (Former Employee), Syracuse, NY – December 18, 2013
Pros: working with the children
Cons: managment and some of the employees
A typical day at childtime included managment saying un proffesional things about staff members to other staff members. Managment would lie to employees. Working with the children at childtime was the best part about working there the kids were fun and and enjoyment to be around. Co -workers would lie to you on a daily bases and tell lies about you – more... to other staff members. – less
Toddler Teacher (Current Employee), Ellicott City, MD – December 10, 2013
Pros: health benefits, co workers, management
Cons: hourly pay
No job is perfect but I like everything about my job except for the pay. The hardest part is what I bring home to pay my bills. It is hard but I can honestly say I like going into work and being around the children and co workers. Not many people can say they like their job.
PresentTeacher Assistant (Current Employee), Syracuse, NY – November 18, 2013
I work the early shift 7am to 4pm. Barely have time to put my belongings away before children come. Never enough staff. Rate of pay is not compensated by experience at all. Staff quitting left and right. I dont enjoy my job.
Enjoy working with children has always been a passion
Lead Infant Teacher (Current Employee), Fort Worth Texas – October 11, 2013
I provide fundamental learning with the children I teach personal hygiene I also conduct parent meetings and I also do lesson plans and I make sure the children are very happy when its time to go home.
Great Relationships with students, parents and staff
lead teacher (Former Employee), Avon, IN – September 19, 2013
Pros: friendships i developed!
Cons: expensive healthcare
My day at work usually started with getting my room ready for students and parents to enter into the classroom, always having a smile on my face when greeting and welcoming them each morning. I enjoyed working at this school because everyone was so friendly to me as I was to them! Teaching the students was a blessing, especially when they learn and – more... apply what I have taught them that day to their daily lives! I developed alot of friendships over the time I was a teacher here at Childtime and in fact, stay in contact with several of the other teachers to this day. I think the hardest part of the job was leaving . – less
Teacher (Current Employee), Waldorf, MD – September 9, 2013
Pros: working with children.
Cons: low pay.
I have been employed at Childtime for a few months now, and I do not have many complaints. Management could treat their employees better, but when it comes to our customers I would say that we always put them first. A huge reason in why I am looking for another job opportunity is because of the small amount of money that I get paid to do all the work – more... that I do. – less
LEAD TEACHER (Former Employee), Columbia, MD – August 24, 2013
Pro's: working with so many beautiful children. Con's: Management
This company does not care about the children or the staff. Their only concern is money. They only advance people who are their friends. They show lots of favoritism and corporate allows it, so don't bother filing a complaint if you already work there. the school is not cleaned well – more... and they talk to the children any kind of way. they do not take illnesses serious and allow sick children to come to school. – less