Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at Kindercare
- Teacher (15)
- Lead Teacher (7)
- Assistant Director (7)
- Preschool Teacher (6)
- Assistant Teacher (4)
- Pre-kindergarten Teacher (4)
- Center Director (3)
- Infant Teacher (2)
- Lead Toddler Teacher (2)
- School Age Teacher (2)
- Toddler Teacher (2)
- Lead Teacher I (1)
- VPK Teacher (1)
- Lead School-age Teacher/After School Teacher (1)
- Cook/Bus Driver/Teachers Assistant (1)
- Preschool Program Specialist (1)
- Director In Training (1)
- Twos Teacher (1)
- Learning Adventures Teacher (1)
- Teacher/Support Staff (1)
- Several (1)
- Teacher Assistant (1)
- Teacher's Aide (1)
- Financial Analyst (1)
- Cook (1)
- Coordinator (1)
- District Manager (1)
- Child Care (1)
Lead Teacher Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Kindercare (Vernon Hills, IL) in May 2015.
I was greeted by the director who was friendly and professional. She asked me many "getting to know me " questions to determine the fit. I barely got home with an electronic job offer. The center was clean, inviting, and the employees were friendly. The center also had national accreditation which says a lot about the director who has been there for many years.
- What age group do you prefer? How would you handle parent concerns, why do you want to work Here? Answer Question
Other Interview Reviews for Kindercare
Lead Teacher InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at Kindercare (Woodridge, IL) in January 2014.
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.
- Can you teach 2 year olds? 1 Answer
I wasn't able to negotiate because of the corporate
Lead Teacher InterviewAccepted OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took a week – interviewed at Kindercare (Lakeville, MN) in August 2012.
short, 8 questions, to the point. It is not very formal or personal. THey didn't tell me how much i would make until a week after i started working because they were waiting to hear back from corporate.
- What would you do in a challenging situation. How would you react Answer Question
they don't tell you really how much you make because they have to wait for corporate to get back to them.
Lead Teacher InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 2 days – interviewed at Kindercare (Houston, TX) in January 2011.
The interview was one on one. they asked general questions such as have you had any experience with kids and certifications you may have such as cpr which was very important to be certified already. They also asked alot of what if questions to ensure the well being of kids.
- If you suspected maltreatment of a child in our daycare what would you do? Answer Question
the negotiation phase was good. they were willing to consider what i asked for.
Lead Teacher InterviewDeclined OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Kindercare (Durham, NC) in February 2010.
Interviewed with director then spent one hour in classroom.
- What is the most appropriate way to discipline a child who just bit another child? 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Lead Teacher InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 5 days – interviewed at Kindercare (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2009.
Called very quickly after submitting my application (maybe 2 or 3 days). Set up an interview with the site director. She was very friendly through out the process. I had no interaction with any other employees throughout the process. She asked for a few references and did actually call them. (you may want to prep your references, they will be asked if they would allow you to care for their children). She asked questions about past work at camps and about college. She asked how I would handle different situations like minor injuries in the class room, squabbles between kids, bathroom accidents, and behavior problems. Then I was send outside to play with the kids on the playground. She watched from inside the window.
- The most unexpected part of the interview was being sent to the playground to play with the kids. This was a great way for me to show how well I could interact with kids and they were all really friendly but was strange to do when dressed for an interview :-) Answer Question
My first job out of college and I was completely unaware that I could negotiate salary so I just took the offer. I can't recall if i was offered a job on the spot or if they called a few days after.
Lead Teacher InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied in-person. The process took 1+ week – interviewed at Kindercare in December 2011.
Responded to an advertisement via email with the District Manager. Met with the District Manager, had an offer two days later in my email. A majority of the interview process was spent filling out paperwork, waiting for background checks and waiting for the company to catch up with their own paperwork.
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