School Age Coordinator (Former Employee) – Rhode Island – May 16, 2017
This particular organization prides themselves with how they treat their employees, but reality is they are more worried about numbers and dollars. They also expect more from their employees without providing support or time to complete the expected initiative.
Working with youth in supportive manner and developing relationships.
Management tries to support but don't do a very good job.
Teacher Assistant then Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – Providence, RI – January 28, 2017
Great stepping stone & to gain experience. Its the ideal part time or temporary full time. Not much space for growth or advancements within the company. However, there are varies opportunities for personal and professional development.
Never have to take work with you home. Strictly leave work at work no more.
Can not take lunch when you want to, but instead when your told to.
Teacher Assistant (Former Employee) – Central Falls, RI – December 3, 2015
Sweeping up tons of lent and then cleaning bathrooms and then back to sweeping up lent and at times help clean up offices. Management was great always there when needed and co workers were good people too. The hardest part was constantly sweeping up the lent, and most enjoyable was being able to break at times.
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) – A Rhode Island Location – July 21, 2015
I started with The Children's Workshop as a Teacher's Assistant right out of high school and stayed with them all throughout college, working part time. The bond you form with, not only the other teachers, but the children and parents is unbelievable. It really was another family!
The review on here saying that they don't give raises is false. If you work hard and are committed to making a difference in the lives of those kids, you will get a raise each year. If you are there for 3 months and have a poor outlook and attitude, you probably won't get a raise... common sense! If that trash can was overflowing, why didn't the employee who posted earlier empty it? I guess I'm just defensive because I truly loved the company and I loved working in the center. The management team was incredibly approachable and countless times traveled to the different centers just to visit.
If you're looking to gain understanding for child development, have a fulfilling job, and love what you do- this is a great place to work. If you're looking to just get by and do the minimum just to get money- this is not the place for you.
Lead Teacher (Current Employee) – Central Falls, RI – July 9, 2015
TCW (The Children's Workshop) is an amazing place to work. Very up beat and excited. I have learned a lot about the day to day development of a brain of a child. the work environment is welcoming but also very competitive. Parents are the hardest part of the job, each parent has a different outlook on what and how they want their child to learn.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Bourne, MA – February 23, 2014
They claim to be a great company that provides 'quality' care for children. I think both the employees and the parents who send their children there are clueless. I hate to use such a harsh word, but I mean how can you call yourself quality if there are large garbage cans overflowing all over the playground! I worked there for a short period of time, and the entire 3 months I worked there an overflowing trash can remained on the playground. The playgrounds were renovated which was great, however while the children waited for the playground the playground to be ready to play on, they had to play on a playground that had rusty bikes, and rusty nails! While there one child was seriously injured on one of the old bicycles. How can you come and pick up your kids and just be ok with the amount of trash that is on the playground, not mention even playing with it! Gross! The children never wash hands, the classrooms are a mess, and the director, as well as, the higher ups in the company seem to care about it. I mean the owner of the company walked right by the trash pile on the playground, and didn't say a word!
Lead Toddler Teacher (Current Employee) – Westborough, MA – August 11, 2013
This is a great center with small ratio's. A perfect place to form great bonds with the families and children in my care! The most enjoyable part of my job is watching the children in my class grow everyday. It is a joy to see them cross all the different mile stones!
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – Warren, RI – June 26, 2012
I guess it goes by which center you work at, I am sure they are all different. They don't pay the best and barely give raises. It is a daycare and people are always having children therefore it is job security. However when there are not a lot of kids, your hours get cut and they send people home.