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La Petite Academy Interview Questions & Reviews
Getting an Interview
Food Specialist Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at La Petite Academy in July 2014.
Interview Details – I got an interview the day of my call which was impressive. I met with the director who was friendly, professional, upfront and thorough. The questions she asked were relative to the job and were detailed. The interview lasted for one hour and then I was told to go home and go online to do an "assessment", upload my resume and fill out application. That process took an additional 45 minutes...but the website was easy to follow.
Interview Question – I was asked how familiar I was with "USDA regulations"....which is a very open ended question. I had to ask a question back to determine exactly what she was referring to. There are many regulations and I was not sure what the point was. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Not enough pay
Academy Director Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at La Petite Academy in August 2010.
Interview Details – I was working as a shift manager at the time of my original hire, two months later I was promoted to an assistant manager position. Both of these interviews and hires was done at a school level. Four months after I was originally hired I was interviewed by the divisional vp during a school visit, for a Director position.
Interview Question – It was during a tour of the school that I did my interview. The vp asked me questions a family would ask me. I also spoke to our fiscal health of the school, challenges the school faced re enrollment and my plan to address those. I spoke to our accreditation standing and how I would ensure success of the team during the accrediting bodies visit. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was none.
Very Easy Interview
Teacher Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at La Petite Academy in July 2013.
Interview Details – Easy, not too hard of questions. Manager at the time was very sweet compared to new one. Mostly she talked and I agreed with her. I did good on my interview so I had no following one. They do however take forever getting approval for hire from upper management.
Assistant Teacher Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details – Went very well. Applied online made sure to place my resume and continuously called to update them about my application and openings. They later called and wanted to schedule an interview ( 2 different locations) Went for the interviews asked questions about activity plans, different age groups, why I like children etc. Make sure to ask questions! After that gave me a tour. Later called me and offered me the position!
Interview Question – Not necessarily difficult, as long as you know the general info of early childhood as well as health such as what to do in case of an emergency, diaper changing or wounds you will be good. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – $10.00/hr
Teacher Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details – Director said she was impressed with my qualifications and experience. I was told that I was being hired for a specific position but training was never completed and placed into a different position.
Interview Question – What is the pay rate and hour? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I accepted job because I needed immediate income
Lead Preschool Teacher Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at La Petite Academy
Interview Details – Very straight forward, asking different questions about postive guidance, must pass assesment.
Negotiation Details – na
Not Sure Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at La Petite Academy in April 2014.
Interview Details – I applied for the job in March and got a call for a interview 4/23, for teh next morning. I was thinking of not going to the interview because my fiancee' was having surgery the same morning, but being that working with children is my life long dream I just couldn't miss it. My interview was at 12 pm and i had to call to let them know i was running late, for me that is not usual at all so i was very nervous at that point. The director told me that she had another interview at 12:30pm so i could reschedule or wait once i get there, well turns out when i got there at like 12:55pm, no other applicant was there so as soon as i walked in the inter view was on! The director was ver nice and she seemed very understandable of my situation, she seemed to really love her job just as much as i see myself lovign children. She stated off the interview by asking me to explain my personality then she surprised me by doing the same and explaing hers. I really hope i get it I've been dreaming of this for sooo long!
Interview Question – If Bobby and Jacob are best friends, and one day they get into a fight where Jacob hits Bobby, what would you do when Bobby's mother come sin upset? View Answer
Lead Teacher Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy in May 2010.
Interview Details – Smooth and fun
Negotiation Details – no negotiation
Teacher Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at La Petite Academy in December 2013.
Interview Details – Got interviewed at a job fair, the process took a week.
Interview Question – What to do if a child bites another Answer Question
Assistant Director Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at La Petite Academy in February 2014.
Interview Details – There were four interviews all together. The first interview started with the corporate human resource phone interview, Then with Director, then DM and then someone from India that I could not understand. Thought this was going to be a long term career but was far from that. This place should not be in business.
Interview Question – Your normal questions. Why work for them. What can you bring to the table. What got you into this industry. Scenarios of working with kiddos and their families. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Met with DM discussed their crazy curriculum and offered 12.50 an hour. 40 hours a week.
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