Love the children.. not the staff.
Pros: the children! i enjoyed the experience of bonding with, and working with them.
Cons: bad directors, no bathroom breaks, inconsistent hours, low pay, no benefits, no support/over ratio.
Never adequately staffed.
Lots of superfluous paperwork to fill out daily.
Fake lesson plans and not enough room or time to be creative with implementing a consistent lesson plan.
Backstabbing directors and co-workers.
Not enough supplies.
No relief for bathroom breaks (directors disappearing or pretending to be busy so they won't have to cover the – more... classroom for you while you "pay your water bill").
Constant shuffling of children with dirty diapers from classroom to classroom (they wouldn't even send the child's diaper over, forcing you to take from another child's diaper stash).
Constantly over ratio.
Fake "soft spoken" directors who were vindictive towards staff that questioned their sincerity.
Lying during parent tours.
Inconsistent hours/last minute "11th hour" calls to come and fill in for someone.
Not enough time to clean classroom or wash blankets.
DO NOT APPLY. RUN FAR AWAY... AS FAR AS POSSIBLE.
I wouldn't even recommend sending your children there.
It's just one big baby sitters club.
The only saving grace is the memories I have working with the children... seeing them laugh and smile, watching their curiosity peak and their moments of contentment. – less