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Kiddie Academy Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
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  1.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    It's like a family, everyone truly cares about the children and each other

    Cons

    Low pay(but that's normal in childcare)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The owner of the one I work at seems to care more about money then the employees but everyone else is great

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    Kiddie Academy review

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    Working with Children, if you work in day care-education you have to love what you do. They have a curriculum written for you so if you want to you can use that. I didn't like it but its available. I happen to be very lucky and work with people I loved.

    Cons

    It is franchised, so every center is different. They all follow corporate policy, yet are given a lot of freedom to run as they see fit. Expectation and paper work is very high, with very little help. It is also daycare so the pay is not very much.

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Naperville, IL

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The director and my co-workers are very nice and welcoming. Any job where you work with children is awesome! The center is very nice, clean, and professional.

    Cons

    The owner does not seem to care or appreciate the employees and is only interested in making money. The hours are very long and the pay is not too good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more understanding when it comes to the teachers. Our job is not that easy or simple.

    Neutral Outlook
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    I enjoy working at Kiddie Academy!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    Hours are great
    Staff is close
    Owner is fantastic
    Parent and kids are great
    It's a job where you work hard, but also get to have fun

    Cons

    The hardest part of working there is almost constant drama. It's very "cliquey". If you can look past that, you will be fine.
    Pay is rather low. Especially for a lead teacher.

  6.  

    Curriculum needs work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great looking school and doing very well financially. Director is very understanding and supportive. I haven't seen or heard much about corporate, but it seems most rules and regulations are up to the owner/director.

    Cons

    Because it's a franchise things will vary place to place. The curriculum is old and should be updated; and the location I work for will not let me write my own (other than occasional substitutions). Very strict time off policy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please please please update the curriculum. Many books cannot be found online or in stores anymore. Many activities/recipes call for nuts/peanuts and most schools are "nut-free zones" these days. The curriculum is also very obviously written for schools on the east coast.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Corporate atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, MD

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Many managers are supportive, helpful, and in your corner. Leadership can be open to new ideas & different opinions. Corporate employees enjoy some fun events, such as a nice holiday party, etc.

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere needlessly rigid in areas that have little impact on job performance, etc. The dress code, for example, is highly strict - even for employees that have no contact with customers. There is no option to work from home, regardless of the circumstances. If you have a slight cold, your options are to take one of your alloted days off or to go in anyway.

    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Sad to be moving on- really have loved KA!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in League City, TX

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Owners and management are like family. They establish a great working environment. I have been attending college to finish my Early Childhood degree during my employment and they've really been great about working with my schedule. I love my co workers and am going to miss them :-( If I had children I would absolutely bring them here. They also let us do fun things like Jean Friday and pay for our continuing ed.

    Cons

    I think working with children in general can be hard some days. But any job will have hard days right? The director was supportive when we had issues though.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing and the school will remain the best!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Unpleasant!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There no good reasons why an educator would want to work at KA.
    Kiddie Academy is more concern in numbers that in education.

    Cons

    KA is disorganize, under staff, treat employee like warm bodies. No learning is going on through out the day is a baby sitting service with under qualify teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everybody can own a business, not everyone is qualify to run a pre-school.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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