I applied online and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at La Petite Academy in November 2013.
Interview Details – It was lengthy and involved. Started with basic application. Then had to do an online assessment prior to first interview, which was a phone interview. Then had to do yet another online assessment, submit references and then was interviewed by District Manager and final interview was with Divisional Vice President. Thorough background screening was also performed.
Interview Question – I'm not sure, but truly you must be able to answer any and all questions as it pertains to being an Academy Director of a quality preschool. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Received offer via phone first then email
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details – They generally wanted to know what we could do for the children. They asked how I would handle tough situations with children (injuries, ect). Overall it was very relaxed.
Interview Question – There wasn't one Answer Question
Reason for Declining – My college hours conflicted with my schedule.
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at La Petite Academy in October 2013.
Interview Details – I applied in person and did the online assessment they gave me the link for when I handed in my application. A different location called me two days later for an interview on the following Monday. I went in for the interview, the woman interviewing me had to cook lunch while interviewing me because they were understaffed that day. The interview seemed to go well and at the end she gave me a tour of the classroom I would be working in. She even asked me if I had my finger prints done in the state of Texas. She told me she would call me Wednesday or Thursday of that week. No call, called Friday and she said she hadn't heard anything from her higher ups yet but she would call me as soon as she heard. I never got another call so I assumed I was not to be hired.
Interview Question – How do you manage your time on the job? View Answer
I applied online and interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details –
Applied online and received a call about 5 days later asking me to come in and fill out an application. So I did which took about 30 minutes. They also gave me a link to a online survey which would submit my answers to the company for evaluation. All of the online questions were opinions on values and mostly all related to child care. There were also several "what would you do in X situation?" and "how would you describe your self when it comes to X compared to your peers?"
About 4 days after that they called me in for an interview. The woman who gave me the interview seemed to be unprepared for it and had to review my resume as the interview began. She also read questions from a list and none of them really pertained to to the specifics of the job I was after. So I attempted to spin them to show myself in a positive light.
Interview Question – There is a portion of the online quiz that gives you 8 minutes and 40 questions to complete as many as you can. It is all about chart comprehension, reading comprehension etc. It is not difficult if you are of average intelligence. Its just a bit stressful with the time limit. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I have a bachelors degree in culinary arts management and plenty of experience. Also childhood nutrition is the direction I am trying to move my career in. However they said because I never worked for one of their schools before they could only offer me $8.60 per hr.
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details – The process was relatively easy. After finding and applying for a listing online (I believe it was through Craigslist), I was contacted a day or so afterward, asking if I could come in for an interview. The interview itself took a little over 30 minutes, where both the director and assistant director asked me questions dealing with my work history and how I handled situations on past jobs.
Interview Question – It's all fairly standard interview fare; expect a lot of questions about how you handled difficult situations in previous jobs. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy in May 2013.
Interview Details – The assistant director called me in the same week I applied. She There was only one interview and I was basically hired ont he spot. She got back with me in the same week and she approved my salary.
Interview Question – The direct deposti took a while to get set up View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy in February 2013.
Interview Details –
A business reference of mine who is a current employee contacted me letting me know there was an open position. She said I could use her as an employee referral and that I should apply ASAP. I did and was e-mailed an online assessment the next day .
Within 24 hours after completing the assessment, the Program Director called me to set up an interview. She e-mailed me a copy of the application with the instructions to print it off, complete it and bring the hard copy along into the interview.
My interview lasted about 30 minutes. It was with the Program Director and Assistant Program Director of that specific location. They were both friendly, nice and gave me the impression that they truly cared about the children who attend their academy.
While I have experience as babysitter, nanny and Sunday school teacher aide, this is my first time working in an actual childcare facility. Because of this, my interviewers wanted me to come back the next day for a "working interview." I assisted with the classroom and played with the children for an hour.
At the end of my time with the kids, the Program Director asked me how it went and if I had any questions. I shared my thoughts, including how I enjoyed working with the 3-year-old age group. She informed me the last step was for the background check to return. I was offered the job three days later.
Interview Question – The most difficult question for me was "How would you handle a child who is misbehaving?" View Answers (2)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at La Petite Academy in February 2013.
Interview Details – I interviewed with the company in 2007, and was not hired, even though I have experience. I felt as though I was grilled like a roasted chicken....
Interview Question – The "test". Really? Cute idea, in reality stupid. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – $10.60/hr, with 14 years of experience, and 3.5 years at previous employer, plus in college for early childhood ed. degree. A friend of mine also applied at a different center, has little experience, no degree (in early childhood ed) and was offered $14.00. She is young, think and cute, where I am older, established. Director from another center negotiated my pay. Apparently looks pay a large part in how much you are paid.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at La Petite Academy in December 2012.
Interview Details –
Apply Online to individual school. Take Qualifying Assessment that contains general questions about work ethic, morals, ect. as well as math, reading maps, following directions.
If you pass: continue on to an interview.
Talk with Assistant Director or Director. They ask you questions like "What would you do in (blank) situation?" or "tell me about a time you had a conflict with a parent/fellow employee"
Usual questions for working with children based on knowledge and experience.
Interview Question – explain your philosophy ... Answer Question
Negotiation Details –
They have a mathematical formula to determine your hourly rate. Offer has to be approved through corporate before they can offer it. Non-negotiable.
Depends on degree, experience, training, ect.
Bachelor's Degree in ECE and 5 years experience only got me $10.04 and only a 50 cent raise when promoted to management.
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at La Petite Academy.
Interview Details – This was a "teacher career fair" advertised online. Any one wanting a job came in, filled out an application and brought a resume. There were three ladies present who were center directors. I was interviewed by the lady who headed the center were the fair was being held. So I assumed each lady took on a different candidate. as they walked in. She asked me the basic questions, tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here etc. She did a lot of talking as seemed very friendly. I didn't get any of the questions that one of the other ladies asked a previous candidate such as will you be willing to substitute to get you foot in the door? She gave me information about obtaining a CDA, The entire interview took about 15 minutes. She told me that she was not hurting to hire new people at her center, but that the other ladies needed people. Which begged the question why didn't the other lady interview me? Needless to say I never got a reply back or a call back interview...as i think they were trying to hire 18 year olds and I am in my mid 30s and have experience in teaching in a school district from another state.
Interview Question – Did you have kids? I thought employers were not allowed to ask that question. Answer Question
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