Preschool Instructor (Former Employee), McHenry, IL – September 16, 2014
Pros: wonderful kids, wonderful ameneties, working closely with others
Cons: poor compensation, poor management, working closely with others
-Learning Care Group is a wonderful place to work in childcare, it provides a safe and constructive environment for children to grow and learn. -The amenities are top notch from the classroom to the playground -The food was satisfactory, though there were times when although the food did meet DCFS standards, many of the children were still hungry due – more... to small portions -Pay was average for the location and the type of job, however for a location that desires people with a college degree, it really does not pay enough to support the bills that follow (this seems to be more of an industry problem rather than something specific to this company) -Management was very problematic here, although this might simply be the location I worked at, the director was not objective at all, allowing individuals who did not do their job well to continue to do so even when parents were complaining. However she felt that it was appropriate to bully other associates or terminate their employment as soon as possible due to personal inconveniences or clashes rather than the quality of the teacher -Your experience with this company will be very much dependent on where you work as you are working closely with many other people and if you find that you do not get a long with these people it makes the position much more difficult, no matter how top notch the amenities and children are. – less
Lead teacher/Team lead (Current Employee), Farmington Hills, MI – July 25, 2014
A typical day at work for me is exciting because I am always busy. during the school year I transport the children to and from school, My day to day activities vary, at times I cook in the kitchen, I answer the phones at the front desk and other times I am in a class room setting. During the summer I run the camp program. I believe that I have great – more... co-workers, being there for nine years you are able to learn so much about individuals, The hardest part of my job is balancing my time between work and home. if there is work that I didn't have an opportunity to finish while at work I bring it home. The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to spend time with the families. – less
Teacher (Former Employee), Washington state – December 2, 2013
Pros: the kids and other employees
Cons: director, district manager, and everything else about this company
I honestly would stay away from this company. Worked for them for a while and have no respect! I have not only done my job which was lead teacher for prek but was also doing all this paperwork like billing, tours, etc for my so called director. Oh i forgot to mention i make breakfast in the morning (with no food handlers Id). I was paid a little over – more... minimum wage but worked my butt off. They can't hire a director let alone keep that director. They hire people who think the job is super easy and don't care about anything but the money. Management sucks..they only care about themselves. Our district manager is out every other week going on cruises and vacations. I have never met someone who was so cold and didn't seem to care about the company. Like I said before stay away from this company unless you like to get paid nothing but work your butt off. I'm so glad I'm leaving this company and starting with a company that actually cares about the employees! – less
Loved the parents who trusted me to care for their children
Team Lead (Current Employee), Waukesha, WI – November 27, 2013
Pros: amazing relationships with the children and parents
Cons: limited vacation time, healthcare was expensive
Most days I was in the Infant Room. Communicating with the parents on a daily basis so I could provide the best possible care for their baby. I got promoted to the management team and was responsible for placing food orders for the center and making the menus. I also took payments, ran reports, planned field trips for the school age program.
Loved working with this company. Alot of support from other directors and boss
Center Director (Former Employee), Tucson, AZ – March 26, 2013
My days were hectic as I had a large staff of women that I had to please and be their boss as well. I worked on all financials of the business, keeping up with reports, controlling labor and supply costs. Dealing with many different kind of accounts.
It was a very fun place to work ...I really enjoyed working with the kids dis spite managements attitudes ...we made the best of it ...
Dietary Specialist/Teachers Assistant (Former Employee), Midlothian, VA – March 18, 2013
Working at Chiltime i ve learned alot ,but ive also learned that as a member of their staff you do not have the right to be heard ,the area manager was not the type of person to listen to our concerns which bothered staff alot and if we went above her head we would be punished for it ,i ve had lots of concerns but i never took the time to complain as – more... i knew it would never make a difference and the other staff members would always complain to me everyone was afraid to go to management ...It seem as if we were bullied and shoved into corners and then to make it worst i was there for six years and during that period i ve had three different directors..I was let go wrongfully due to a new director who didnt like the fact that i had a great relationship with the staff parents and children ...But it was all her bad attitude why no one wanted much of here ... – less
Payroll Representative (Current Employee), Novi, MI – October 29, 2012
Pros: flexible work schedules
Cons: lower pay
Learning Care Group is a great company to work for, and offers great flexibility in your work schedule, and opportunities for growth. The Support Central Team as a whole creates a great working environment, whose departments function as a team and not as individual employees.
Cook/ Bus Driver (Former Employee), Commerce, MI – July 26, 2012
A typical day consisted of cooking breakfast and lunch for the center children and also providing transportation to and from area schools in between. I would assist the teachers with the children in the classrooms from time to time also. Working for the Learning Care Group was a nice experience the management and my co workers were friendly. The hardest – more... part of the job was the occasional unruly child but other than that it was a fairly easy job. What I enjoyed most was interacting with the children. – less
Cons: lack of advancement, poor insurance, extremely low pay, doesn't match for 401k
There aren't many opportunities for advancement with this company. I have been with the company for approximately 6 yrs and have held 3 different positions at different levels. All the positions I was promoted to was because of who I knew and not what I know or my abilities. If you have a good relationship/friendship with a higher level associate then – more... you have a better opportunity to get promoted. The company talks often about promoting from within but they hardly ever do that instead they will hire someone from outside the company to perform the position. Overall the policies and procedures expected from each associate are good, however the follow thru for proper training or good role models from upper level (mgmt) employees isn't usually shown as a good representation. In other words they preach the rules but often don't follow them. It is a decent company to work for to gain early childhood educational experience and then apply the experience and training to another company or open your own business. The most enjoyable part is helping a child to learn. – less