Stressful and disrespectful work culture
Lead Teacher Pre-K (Former Employee) – Frederick, MD – August 3, 2018
Not a lot of support is provided to teachers, even upon request. Frequently inappropriately staffed and the center (management) seems to care significantly more about making money off of the kids than about their happiness or wellbeing, along with wellbeing of the staff. The boss frequently talks badly about staff to other staff members, and can be very two faced, while fostering inappropriate relationships with staff (going out for drinks, allowing some staff to lounge in the office). Extremely disorganized and stressful. Staff repeatedly had requested help in my time there, which was ignored by management on all levels. Not only would I not recommend to people I know, I would tell them directly not to apply. They will randomly change your hours or the classroom you’re teaching in, and like to play favorites.
Kids will be moved room to room, randomly, and a lot of mixed ages will happen. However, they move kids back to their assigned room right before parents pick them up and expect you not to tell parents where they have been all day.
Good teaching staff most of the time
Poor management, stressful, lack of materials, lack of help or consistency