The Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Employee Reviews

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Great kids, good people, nice management, poor structure
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Gwinnett County, GAJuly 27, 2019
They are more focused on their subsidies and enrollment than comfortable class sizes, transition should be at age and not "close enough"
you're over ratio by one or 2 daily so lots of kid shifting, or they put two teachers in a room and pack kids in (16 one year olds, some not walking! 18 2 year olds! 34 three year olds!) it's not enough space to actually teach. Not enough toys, or they are old and broken. Sad playground. No supplies unless you buy them

You could change a diaper and realize you've not interacted with that child all day
The manager does her best under the pressure she has. There are times food is slim and milk is prioritized for ga pre-k. All in all until they get to Pre-K they really don't seem to want you to teach, just babysit.
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Sunshine House
Lead Teacher (Former Employee) –  Mount Pleasant, SCJuly 25, 2019
When I became Lead Teacher was never offered a raise or other fulltime benefits. Once you become a lead teacher that's pretty much it for career progression however they do offer Tuition Assistance for employee to go to school to get an Early Childhood degree. Not really the lay off type company but certain incidents will cause you to be released from your position.
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I have review med everything and happy about it
Assistant Director (Former Employee) –  High Point, NCJuly 24, 2019
I would highly recommended this daycare for your child and for employment. Great staff and great environment to work in. Would definitely go back if I had to.
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Assistant Teacher (Current Employee) –  Norcross, GAJuly 9, 2019
Working at the Sunshine House was an ok job t first but it is very unorganized and the management is not the best. There is no real structure to the job and you just have to go with the "flow" which may be ok for some people but not all.
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Children
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Management
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They forget to focus on the child, parent, or employee. Very sad!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Gainesville FloridaJune 30, 2019
I worked at the one in Gainesville, Florida. Most things stemmed from poor management and the company didn’t care to fix any of the very serious issues. The Director did not follow labor laws, was not very supportive or thoughtful about staff problems that were work related.
Pros
Parents and children were amazing!
Cons
Management sets the expectations and culture of a work plac. The issues stem from there. I
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fun place
Preschool Lead Teacher (Former Employee) –  Snellville, GAJune 26, 2019
I was employed at the Sunshine House from 2008-2013, although I liked the company, I just felt like I wasn't growing at all with this company. the director was a outgoing fun lady.
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Good place to work
Center Director (Former Employee) –  Snellville, GAJune 24, 2019
The Sunshine House changed ownership after I left the company. My main contact with the company since then was through having children enrolled in a center. During the time I worked with the center as the case manager for the children, they were very cooperative and had the children's best interest in mind. There was a case of them having concern about the child's well being and they contacted me to notify me of their concern which was valid. They worked well with me.
The experience I had with the previous owners was great and they treated the staff very well.
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Tough
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Anderson, SCJune 24, 2019
May work long hours (12-13) with no brake break sometimes several may work 1-2.
Teachers very disrespectful to other teachers, management very disrespectful to teachers as well.
Some teachers abusing students, and nothing is done.
Asking for help with no help, buying own supplies a d other materials to have them taken or thrown out.
Pros
Some free lunches
Cons
Short breaks or no breaks
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fun environment to work in every day
Floater Teacher (Current Employee) –  Aiken, SCJune 22, 2019
love working with these babies, best experience ever. they teach you something everyday as well. would never trade them for anything but better pay. Awesome kids
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Stressful Place to work
Pre-K Teacher (Current Employee) –  GeorgiaJune 19, 2019
Management gave you no support in the classroom, lead teacher's thought they were better then everyone, and depending on the SSH location your salary with differ.
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You will not be paid with money!
Lead Teacher/ Pre-K Assistant Teacher (Former Employee) –  Kennesaw, GAJune 11, 2019
Corporate-owned daycare puts making money FIRST. Every decision is based on making money, not what is best for children. If you can afford to live on what they pay, and feel like you can make a difference in the lives of these little ones, then this would be a good job for you.
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do not promote from within in most occasions
former employee (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJune 11, 2019
Required to work long hours if in management.Most Directors are nice and friendly. Some schools are kept up to date and are clean, but others need to be repainted and cleaned.
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Nice place
Lead 4K teacher (Current Employee) –  Aiken, SCMay 14, 2019
Nice place to work with benefits and pay and training for free and discount on child care. Vacation time available when you work after 90 days. Must be flexible
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Poor ratios and unfair
Teacher (Current Employee) –  North CarolinaApril 26, 2019
As a new employee you are given a chance to negotiate your salary, speak up for yourself and stand your ground. The companies primary concern is saving money and maximum enrollment. This means you will most likely be the only teacher in the room and often out of ratio. When the ratio is met, the company will send you home so they can save money by not paying you. They tend to haze new employees so pay attention to the distribution of side work. Ultimately, the nature of this position is thankless but it's a good job to have while you are in school since your hours will be cut and you will have time for homework!
Pros
Negotaible salary, good for students
Cons
No support
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Fun workplace
Daycare Worker (Current Employee) –  Douglasville, GAApril 22, 2019
Wonderful place to work, and very organized. I enjoy working here knowing that management always took your needs into consideration, and worked with you as much as they could.
Pros
Paid courses
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Had fun
Pre-K Teacher (Former Employee) –  Kernersville, NCApril 14, 2019
Working for the Sunshine was great. Staff was inviting and warm. We always helped each other out when needed including the management would always do.
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Fast paced
Special Education Assistant Pre-K teacher (Current Employee) –  Peachtree Corners, GAFebruary 11, 2019
The Sunshine House's Pre-K program is regulated by Bright from Start and it is Quality Rated by the state of Ga.

Training is provided on an on-going basis. They offer travel reimbursement as well and paid training.

Locations are convenient for those whom have families to care for.

Unfortunately, the pay/salary, due to the funding is limited, and it is difficult to maintain life as a single parent.
Pros
Teaching strategies
Cons
Low income
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bad management
LEAD TEACHER (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COJanuary 7, 2019
The sunshine house had horrible managment. They over worked you every week. Nothing stayed the same and the turn over rate for employees was awful. People came and went because they didnt hire people that were right for the job. You couldnt go to management with a problem because they never handled them and just dismissed you and the problem.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
short breaks, never got you out on time, always assumed you would work an extra hour or more a day without asking
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will try to work with your schedule
Teacher (Current Employee) –  Aiken, SCDecember 28, 2018
You will have to change diapers, also make sure you are putting everything into their tablet, I have learned that in daycare you are never going to experience the same thing you experience the year before. Every kid is different, and all have different backgrounds.
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Great Place To Work
Assistant Teacher (Current Employee) –  Florence, SCDecember 27, 2018
Sunshine House Learning Academy is an awesome place to work, the benefits of working with this company are endless. The work is relentless but it is well worth it. If an employee chooses to leave it only because they have outgrown this company.
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Great atmosphere
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Compensation
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