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Over worked, Under paid!

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Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher

I have been working at Brightside Academy

Pros

It pays more that most other child care centers.

Cons

Brightside does NOT like to consider itself a child/day care center. However, the coporate vision is much different than that of the teachers, assistants and staff working with the children in the centers.

Medical benefits are UNAFFORDABLE and some make just a few dollars over the max allowable income to receive medicaid, not easy to take a day off or even half a day, schedule changes daily (too many calls at night to tell staff to come in at 6:30am), too much FORCED overtime with no pay for salaried employees (OT due to lack of staff, meetings or saturday trainings), many staff members are not educated in behavior management techniques used for preschoolers so they are yelling at kids all day, children are moved from room to room in order to stay in ratio but then they are not used to being in another class with different expectations for behavior causing major frustration in the child. Centers do not have a school wide beh mgt policy which makes life very complicated.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

FIRE teachers who do not understand the curriculum or who are unwilling to follow the rules. Hire competent teachers and assistants.

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  1. Lot of work, low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Brightside Academy

    Pros

    Free childcare for full time employees

    Cons

    heavy workload, high turnover, low wages

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Just a job.... That's it

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work schedule was perfect weekends off hoildays off paid vacations was the part. Working with the children will make u smile.

    Cons

    Pay was horrible they pay so little all they care about money from the government. The lunch they served the childreb looks like dog food. I would not send my child there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Corporation does not care about their employees at all. They put together copied and paste words and they claim it is a lesson plan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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