Holy Family Day Home is exactly that....a family. The staff became more than friends and co-workers, they remain as close as family members. We were all there for each other, whether we needed work support or personal support. The hardest part of the job was sometimes going into a classroom to substitute for a teacher (as I was a Floater), and not being informed of the schedule or what the children were doing. Thinking on your feet was a big...and fun...part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was spending time with the kids, enriching their learning experience, and watching their reactions as they learned new things.
Special place for the history and the great people. Located in a beautiful area which lends to great experience. One of the best places I have worked. Can be tough to keep pace with the demands of funders.
A typical day meant connections with staff and families. Interfacing with the public, clients, and staff really spoke volumes about the agency because the program really tried to educate all stakeholders.
I learned a lot about California licensing, my own leadership/management style, and quality programming.
My coworkers were great, supportive and dedicated. Management sometimes was disconnected from the day-to-day and there was a vast difference in management style.