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I can only speak for the center where I worked.........

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Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Bronx, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Bronx, NY

I worked at Brightside Academy

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

while working there you are able to help children that come from underprivileged communities. Also, the teachers and assistants are very friendly. The parents and teachers appreciate your hard work and diligence.

Cons

Where should I start..........The pay is horrible. The work is grueling. While there I was a teacher, janitor, cook, security guard and so much more. After all the hard work you put in your efforts will never be acknowledged by management. Speaking of management, very rude no respect for employees.

Advice to Management

Offer confidential surveys for employees about the directors. Allow employs to mail them in. Some individuals want to voice concern but don't wan to lose their jobs.

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    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 Management

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


  2. Floater

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    Current Employee - Floater in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Floater in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Brightside Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The staff becomes like family. You bond with the children. Lucky enough to have gotten an AD that cares about the staff.

    Cons

    There is no real teaching taking place. I had my child enrolled and saw there was. Nothing but playing going on all day.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the staff more, whether it be in bonuses or raises (that were taken away this year but administration still recieved), holiday parties, paid lunch hours, give directors gift cards to begin a teacher of the month program, install more laid holidays into the yearly calendar... Big One FREE CHILDCARE FOR EMPLOYEES SINCE MOST PEOPLE ARE THERE ALLLLLL DAY.


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