Kindercare Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Peters, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Peters, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kindercare.

    Interview Details

    There are two interviews: a phone call and panel. Interviewers are not supposed to show emotion or give positive/negative reactions to answers. Panel interview lasts 30-45 minutes.They also ask several follow up questions to each main topic to ensure thorough and honest answers.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a time in which you had to complete a task in which you did not have all the necessary supplies and how you handled it.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Pre-kindergarten Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    No interview, I informally met the director who I was referred to by a mutual friend and she hired me on the spot. Sent me to do a background check that day and then to orientation the following week. Policy has changed since. They must call professional references now before hiring a candidate.

    Negotiation Details
    None.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Assistant Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Kindercare.

    Interview Details

    You submit a resume via the website. They will call you to set up for a formal interview. They have a standard set of questions they ask and many if them are situational questions.

    Interview Questions
    • What are ways for you to boost enrollment in the center if there are so many competitors around your center?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Kindercare.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a walk in, the interview was almost too easy and made it seem like they would hire just about anyone.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
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    Lead Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodridge, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Woodridge, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Kindercare in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview was very simple. They asked very straightforward questions, like why I wanted to be a teacher, and then took me to observe the children. I was hired on the spot. The paperwork process was very lengthy, however. I came back 3 separate times to finish paperwork.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't able to negotiate because of the corporate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Teacher's Aide Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westwood, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Westwood, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Kindercare in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and then I was called for an interview. After the interview I had to follow up before they offered me a position. I then had to follow up numerous times before I got a start date. I should've known that that was a sign that I shouldn't work there.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Be bold. I was too nervous to negotiate and regret that I didn't.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    School Age Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lisle, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Kindercare in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Online application forward by a phone call from desire center to come in for interview. Basic interview process and then a classroom observation to see behavior between students.
    A second interview by Assistant Director and then a start date is set.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you feel about teacher/student ratio when there is not enough teachers?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I wanted the experience in working at a center and accepted a low pay despite my other experience.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Cook Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Kindercare.

    Interview Details

    I was late, but kid basic interview questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Preschool Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Loveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Kindercare in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for the position, and got a call the very next day. The interview process involved many, if not only scenario based questions. If you have had experience in this type of setting, you have nothing to worry about. After the interview, I was taken through all the classrooms to meet the other teachers. I was called for a 2nd interview within a few days. Because I was not looking for immediate employment, I was able to schedule the 2nd interview a couple of weeks later.
    The second interview was much like the 1st, however, the questions caused for more thought (Tell me a time when...). The 2nd interview was on a Friday and I was called on Monday with the job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had to do something you felt uncomfortable with, and how you grew from that experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a job offer, but I am currently debating on whether or not to accept it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Pre-kindergarten Teacher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Kindercare.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the position from a Craig's List post. Was emailed almost instantly and asked to come in for any interview. I interviewed with the center director and was offered the job within a few days. Unfortunately, at the time I was currently employed for a few more months. The center director understood and asked me to get in contact with her at the end of that employment if I was still interested in a position. I emailed her and was asked to come in right away to begin training.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really out of the ordinary, to be honest. There were a couple "please tell me what you would do in this situation..." but otherwise it was all pretty straightforward.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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