Outstanding agency provided needed services in the community
Head Start Recruiter (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – November 12, 2015
Illinois Action for Children was an great place to work. As a Head Start Recruiter, I was given the opportunity to provide crucial educational training and information to parents. Many of these parents were in low-income brackets and were very grateful to find quality child care services.
I chose to move on from the agency due to low compensation, no benefits because the Head Start Recruiter position went from full time temporary to part time temporary. Consequently, there was very little job security or advancement.
Opportunity to increase my human services skills.
Low compensation, no benefits, little hope for advancement.
I love being a positive influence on young children.
Home Daycare Provider (Current Employee) – Richton Park, IL – October 12, 2015
I like being a home child care provider because I love seeing children grow and learn. I am my own boss which is good; by me teaching the children and seeing them learn and grow is great; therefore, the children can enter kindergarten knowing everything they are to learn. The parents can go to work with a piece of mind.
Helping the parents with their children, the children are taught 'ABC's, how to count, colors, etc.
Sometimes it's hard to deal with picky eaters at breakfast and lunch.
childcare prodiver (Former Employee) – chicago il – August 4, 2015
A typical day at work very interesting when I first start working I was very unconformable. The children didn't know me but they was getting to know then they got very conformable with me later on that day. I had a wonderful day with the children.
Child Care (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 11, 2015
I took time out from college back in 2001 to help provide for my little sister who is 18 now while my mom was at work because she couldn't find a responsible babysitter. It was a great job experience working at home the hard part i got to learn what it's like to take care of a child. I only got to provide for 1 child until she turned 13 because I couldn't get paid from the state also I dropped her off at school and picked her up.
Childcare Provider (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 13, 2015
A typical day working as a child care provider the child gets dropped off at my house then from there feed her at least 3 times change diapers at least 5 times play with her until nap time. The Hardest Part of the job was that the child was always and it was hard to keep her from getting the other kids sick and the parent didn't pay her co payments but i enjoyed spending time with the child she like to play and didn't cry much