Management at Munson Healthcare focuses on making money and not necessarily the best interest of the children.
Preschool Coordinator (Former Employee) – Traverse City, MI – September 7, 2015
I worked for Munson Children's Educational Services for 24 years. Many of the years were very rewarding and I truly looked forward to spending time with our families. They taught me how to be patient and keep striving to make the center the best atmosphere for the children and their families. My co-workers, provided a wonderful learning environment for the children along with challenging them on a daily basis.
Creating a positive atmosphere is my number one goal in working in the center. At times my manager made it difficult to stay positive, so that also created a challenge that I had to work on daily.
My day would begin with opening the center and making sure the classrooms were ready to face the day, and start by greeting the first child that had to get up way too early so their parent could get to their work station. I would schedule the staff to arrive provide care for the children and then tackle the ups and downs of the day. Scheduling issues, payroll every other week, staff advisement of the children and the list goes on. Every day was a new challenge and I truly enjoyed that part of my job.
Overall, the best part of my job was the interactions with the families and providing a loving and caring environment, so they could go to work knowing that their child is being well cared for and loved.
Family interaction, great team members, who I learned from every day, loving and caring environment, working hard to provide the best learning environment for the children.
Management not looking out for the best interest of the children, making the most money comes first. In a child care setting, I feel that the children need to come first.