Management (Former Employee) – Jersey – January 27, 2017
Great pay, dedicated staff Upper Management is dreadful! Plays high school mean girls games. If you are the teachers pet you can do what you want if not you feel it. Constant changes to get the "favorites" what they want
Nice place for a starting job in the early childhood education field
Teacher's Aide (Former Employee) – Glen Mills, PA – December 16, 2016
Employees are very friendly and fun to work with but they are over-worked every day. Staffing is always very short and they are always asking teachers to stay late/come in early. Pay is very poor which is why no one wants to work there. The bosses are very focused on themselves, especially in the corporate office. Corporate employees treated teachers with little respect.
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) – North Wales, PA – June 2, 2014
Worked for this company for almost a year. The only thing consistent was that it was inconsistent. Teacher turn over averages 1-2 a month so it was always understaffed. Sick days were basically laughable because you were told you had to come in. Parents never had to follow policies in handbook so you could be there past 6pm closing and they were not charged. Pink eye ran rampant because children were not made to go home when they had it.
I learned that the expectations and goals set for these teachers were ridiculously high and unattainable, especially when there is no support given from superiors. They really know how to kick you when you're down. Morale was very very low.
The only positive thing about the place was the families that go there. Most were excellent and incredibly supportive of the teachers.
Great families & kids
Unprofessional staff, irresponsible management, favoritism, unrealistic standards, lack of supplies, inconsistent with policies, constantly understaffed.
Part timel teacher Assistant (Current Employee) – Phoenixville, PA – September 12, 2012
I love working at the Malvern school in oks. I have been there over 2yrs. & I work mostly in the infant room. However I have worked in all rooms & I love the educational structure they have. It is the best feeling to be there, the interaction with the children and there parents is the best. I love that the staff, all work as a team & help one another when needed. It is such a rewarding thing when one works at a place & does what they really love. It doesn't seem like work some days because I'm doing what I love to do. I not only have a job I love but I work with a staff that makes coming to work a pleasure. And I have two great and understanding directors to boot. (smile)
team work, educational structure, friendly atmosphere, safety guidelines, staff, parents & children
I would arrive at work daily at 9 am, start our work day out with Circle Time. After circle time, we would go into table activities, (i.e.:writing, art, etc.). When we were finished with our table activities, we would move on to centers. After centers, it was time for snack. Snack time would finish, and we would go play outside. Playing outside was always the best part of the day for the kids and teachers! When we would come inside, the kids would wash their hands and get ready to eat lunch and go down for nap.
Stressful, overwhelming pressure workload for a preschool environment
Preschool Teacher (Current Employee) – Exton, PA – November 9, 2013
Awful experience, awful management, and there were only 2 coworkers that i enjoy working with. Too many policies, cannot create your own classroom, and way too much favoritism towards certain employees
gossip, awful management, too many strict policies, cannot create your own classroom
Lead Preschool Teacher (Current Employee) – Lionville, PA – October 5, 2014
I currently write and implement lesson plans for preschool age children. I am responsible for providing quality early childhood education to 20 children. I enjoy working with children in this fast paced learning environment.