LEAD TEACHER (Current Employee) – Ashburn, VA – June 18, 2013
La Petite Academy is a great school. The staff are all so friendly and welcoming. The director and assistant are hard working and loving. The children and their parents are the best part. You develop such wonderful relationships with families!
free lunch, good hours
very long lunch breaks to cut off overtime, low salary
Teacher (Former Employee) – Waukesha, WI – October 11, 2016
My two directors were always on top of things,wether it was behavioral or a new student touring,they poured their all into the experience for the student and made sure staff always took break on time.
The ratios to me are still a little loopy, but I loved the kids and their families that I worked with, and I will forever appreciate my director taking a chance on me!
I worked for KinderCare as well and I will say WITH OUT A DOUBT, La Petite to me was a 4-5 star experience. I had nothing but awful experiences and things to say about KinderCare and how they manage multiple things.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Fayetteville, AR – October 3, 2016
Teaching children is fun and was my job every day i learned how to potty train 3 year olds would never think i would see that day but i did i also learned how to help children who are that age and don't want to learn they just want to play and i learned how to get them interested in the things i was teaching them. The director was nice but could of did better at her job and treating her employees better .The hardest part about my job was i had got the class room were every teacher i mean ever teacher quit bc they thought it was to hard trying to potty train and the behavior so i was put in the room and controlled it well and potty trained every single one .
Assistant Teacher (Former Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – September 20, 2016
Always on your feet. Never a dull moment with the co-workers. Co-workers always giving each other a helping hand when in need. You learn something new from all the children and staff. Morning greetings are the best when parents drop off and we get to interact with them and there child/children . Also pick up it also great. Get to explain to parents how our day when and what we did for the day such as a book we read , song we sang , or hand on activities we did throughout the day. The hardest part is keeping up with kids all day but worth it.
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – IA – October 13, 2016
I worked here 8 yrs and when I first started it was like one big happy family. We all loved working there and cared about each other and all the families. In the last 2 years it has went down hill fast and is only in it for the money. They care nothing about anything else. They have went threw more then a handful of directors in these few years cause there just looking for someone to fill the seat no matter how unqualified they are. There is a rotating door of teachers in and out of that place. The only thing I miss about this place is some of the great family and children I got to know and love.
some great families
corporate, salary, revolving door of staff, lack of care for staff, in it for the money on the children
The day is beautiful the moment I step inside La Petite Academy. The neatly organized and decorated colorful rooms bring joy to my eyes. I start preparing the daily plan for the kids while I wait for them to come in one by one. The day gets better when I see the smiles on their face as they approach me with their hands wide open. We start our day off by having play time, eating time, reading time, nap time and more creative activities we plan each day. The most enjoyable part is building a happy relationship with the kids and their parents as well as growing with my co-workers and developing with the help of my management team. I believe I belong in this workplace so I never have a hard time. I love what I do, it is not just a job but a passion.
Rewarding environment being able to impact children's lives everyday.
Watch and assist children and their needs (Current Employee) – Springfield, MO – October 19, 2016
A typical day at work consists of providing care for infants and children. Us as teachers/assistant teachers must provide an effective curriculum for the children to engage in and accumulate new knowledge by doing so. I also have a responsibility of providing the children with a safe, fun, and positive environment to want to learn and develop. I do this by planning and implementing exciting activities, projects, and lessons. Another very important aspect of my job is to build and maintain strong, positive relationships with the parents of the children. This is very important in my opinion, so the parents are fully aware of who they are leaving their children's care in the hands of.
Teacher (Current Employee) – South Bend, IN – August 1, 2016
Each day is run differently. Management has no consistency in any policies and rules and each manager has different ways of running the place so it was very hard to follow all the expectations. They don't train you properly so they just expect you to learn everything on your own and when you don't do something right they do not accept the fact that you are human and make mistakes. Management also likes to pick on certain employees and always yell at them but when other people int he building do the same thing it's okay. They also expect you to do 25 different things at once. The children also are very crazy and it's very hard to handle them with no support from anyone.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Crystal Lake, IL – October 8, 2016
I truly enjoy working here! The company is great and is always offering trainings to go to if you want to better your early childhood learning. I love getting to know the children and watching them grow! The hardest part of the job is having the kids that were in your class advance to the next class but that's also the most enjoyable because you get to watch them grow!
Toddler Teacher (Former Employee) – Folsom, CA – July 6, 2016
came into the center asked the director what I was needed to do and went to do the jobs that the director gave me. I learned the age groups I prefer to work with. The management was great. I loved my co-workers and one even wrote me a recommendation letter. The hardest part of the job would be when I was in one room like the infant or toddler room in the morning but not there when the parents picked up so I was unable to communication with them on what was going on with their child.
Excellent choice for child care. Kind, caring staff that I trust completely to meet all my children's needs. The teachers there seem to go above and beyond to bond with all the kids left in their care and are great about communicating with me as well. Great place that you'll like as much as I do if you choose them for your family.
teacher (Current Employee) – Port Saint Lucie, FL – August 21, 2016
I enjoyed working with the children at La Petite but the management has no remorse or care for the children or staff. They look down on you and sometimes make you feel less of a teacher. They also show favoritism and have no sense of care for you or your family
Infant Teacher (Current Employee) – Cedar Park, TX – July 15, 2016
The hardest part of the job was feeling heard by management.
Typical day of work was changing, feeding, playing and holding the babies in my class. Making daily actives (reading, feet and hand paintings, etc) greeting parents and discussing the needs and wants of their child/ren
I enjoyed most having my infant class. The infants were such a job to work with.
Assistant Pre-K Teacher (Former Employee) – Conyers, GA – June 2, 2016
Throughout the day-to-day proceedings, your main focus/joy is the children which should be being in a daycare center. You have support from management in things like discipline, but they are lacking in consistency and honesty. I would not recommend working here solely on the fact that the management does not have your back in the corporate side of the center. Late paychecks, rampant gossiping, and sudden alienation are a few of the challenges you will come across if you choose to be employed here.
Free Lunch, Working with Children
Short Breaks, Little Benefits, and Lackluster Management
Teacher (Former Employee) – Morrisville, NC – September 20, 2016
Greet parents and children upon arrival. Interact with children.How to take care of infants. Management was good. My co-workers were great we all worked together as a team. My job wasn't hard. The most enjoyable part of my job was watching the infants grow at the different stages of their little lives.
• Assist teacher with students during naptime, snack time, breakfast, and lunch. • Assist teacher with changing diapers and potty training. • Maintain a log of incident reports and student arrival and departure times. • Provide a warm, safe, and nurturing environment for children. • Assist on field trips and playground activities. • Create lessons plans along with assignment activities.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – June 29, 2016
I would recommend every one to work in child care at least once in their lifetime. It is a very rewarding job experience. You learn so much, patience, how to care for children. My coworkers and bosses were like family to me. I still keep in contact with them. Every day is the same but with new challenges.
Asst. Director (Former Employee) – Leander, TX – August 5, 2016
This job is not even worth looking into! Management is awful, when our school didn't have enough employees our DM told us to keep enrolling children into our school.Not enough activities for the children to keep engaged in, playground and playground toys are falling apart.