Good program, dedicated teachers, but stressful environment.
Lead Preschool Teacher (Former Employee) – CT – November 7, 2017
Good school as far as curriculum, activities, etc. Children receive excellent care and, for the most part, teachers are very dedicated.
However, the workplace culture is stressful due to lack of communication between management/supervisors and teachers. Also, no time provided for lesson planning during working hours (although I was told during interview there would be) so ALL planning was done on own time. Too tight a schedule to accomplish all that was expected. Workload unrealistic and work unappreciated.
However, the worst part of all was the unprofessional-- and mean- behavior of some particular staff. There was intentional miscommunication in order to assure misunderstanding and have negative impact on other employee's performance; Gossip and criticism; "Setting up" an employee to make it look as if she were breaking rules or performing unprofessionally or somehow in the wrong; Silent treatment.
I stayed because I thought I could find a way to change the situation for the better. Repeated attempts to communicate with particular employees to try to rectify the situation were unsuccessful. Honestly, it was beyond unbelievable to see so-called professionals behave worse than high school mean girls.
Unless you like negativity and unfair treatment, don't bother applying.
The absolute best part of job was opportunity to teach--and play!- with the children.
Making a positive contribution to childrens' lives
No communication, negativity, gossip, favoritism, low pay