Pre-K Teacher (Current Employee) – Hillsboro, OR – May 6, 2017
The Staff is friendly and helpful and made work fun and enjoyable. Would have liked more opportunities to advance. The hardest part of the job is working with children with disabilities and not have the tools or knowledge to accommodate the needs.
GL Accoutant (Current Employee) – Wilsonville, OR – February 22, 2017
There are a lot of very nice individuals that work for OCDC and people generally really care about each other and the mission of the organization. They are government funded for the most part and expanded significantly in 2015/2016. I found that management tends to redirect rather than address concerns. Their accounting system is DOS based which they say they will be upgrading.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Parkdale, OR – January 26, 2017
Its a fun place to work at. The people there and families makes working there enjoyable. I've been able to learn a lot while I've worked there. That some of the stuff I've learned I've implemented with my family.
Instructional Aide/Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Ontario, OR – September 6, 2015
Oregon Child Development Coalition (OCDC) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing early childhood education, care and advocacy with unique and supportive services to enhance family growth and community success.
Fast paced, Great staff that I worked with in the kitchen
Kitchen Supervisor (Former Employee) – Independence, OR – June 24, 2015
We not only cooked for kids but also parents on parent nights held once a month this was gratifying to see your efforts enjoyed by the parents and staff. This was a very fast paced environment where problems had to be fixed now or adjustments had to be made with little or no notice but we handled it well. The hardest part of the job was dealing with issues created my others that sometimes would short fuse the system but even that we would handle. The management staff was sometimes people who never managed people this was sometimes hard to work with, but we always managed to work thru it.
Administrative Assistant/Fiscal (Current Employee) – Ashland, OR – June 10, 2015
Upon arrival to my job site, I review open items to be completed. I have increased my skills with budgets. At the present time, we are without 3 major management positions: Director, Family and Health Supervisor, and out Outreach/Community Supervisor. My co-workers are dedicated employees, always striving to be ahead of their tasks. The hardest part of my job is receiving payroll information in a timely manner in order to complete my payroll duties. The most enjoyable part of my job is watching all of the infants and toddlers grow to be preschoolers, then watching the preschoolers transition into kindergarten.
Excellent benefits and the hours are very flexible
Food Service (Former Employee) – OR – March 11, 2015
I really enjoyed my job and immediate co-worker, however, I was treated poorly by the central office employees. One of whom told me that I was going to be made "an example of" when I reported to another supervisor about a situation I observed - despite the fact that she was never in the office. No one wants to be made an example of. There was a high turn over rate because of poor organization. It was a rewarding job, but the work environment was hostile.
On Call Floater (Former Employee) – Ontario, OR – August 3, 2014
I loved working here it was a head start I learned to speak Spanish and more about the Spanish culture. it was very rewarding to work with different teachers and staff . I worked with children ranging in age from 0-5 years old and they all had something to teach me. I was impressed that the school went to great lengths to make sure the children and staff were always safe and cared for in the best way possible. I was required to have a food handlers card and a First Aid/CPR card . this job was my favorite job I have ever had
401k, great place to work and it gives you an oppurtunity to learn a new language and culture.
Child Care Assistant (Former Employee) – Klamath Falls, OR – June 3, 2014
In this position I had to be like a step ahead, I would prepare classroom and set stuff out for teachers and children. Co- workers were very nice. Day passed by fast since I was always busy. I really enjoy everything.
OCDC provides a great service and I'm thankful for my time with them
Transportation Coordinator (Former Employee) – Madras, OR – December 31, 2013
I liked working at OCDC, and if the Head Start Program ran year-round, I would have stayed on. As it is, they laid staff off every year for several months at a time, and it was difficult constantly having to find new employment to hold me over until they started back up again. It was a seasonal job at the time. The wages were okay, benefits/insurance were okay, but nothing spectacular. Soon after I quit to attend school, they went full-time, year-round. Story of my life!
Good work environment. I picked up a little Spanish (which I've forgotten)
Training was redundant and delivered in a monotone manner, making it hard to pay attention.
Preschool Teacher and Infant/toddler teacher(EHS) (Former Employee) – Gresham, OR – October 1, 2013
A typical day for me was 7:30 to 3:30 OCDC taught me how to be a team player and except that we all are different but in the end we all seek equality Management lacks communication and the realization of building on others strengths when they are lacking in a certain area Most co-workers were friendly and supportive of one another There is always the unhappy The hardest part of my job was the language barrier The most enjoyable part of my job was seeing those happy faces each morning as the children bonded with you and then watching their personal success