Kiddie Academy

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Had such amazing potential, but ended up being a waste of time and energy

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Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL
Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL

I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Fantastic co-workers and director, loved having access to ready-to-use curriculum

Cons

Absolutely terrible management by owner(s), awful pay, very little follow-through on promises and agreements

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Go to school for either business/management or child care - owners should be allowed to stay in a room alone with children. You hired great teachers, but they will not stick around if they can't live off of what you pay them. Be consistent - don't promise or threaten something without actually doing it. Be open to new marketing and PR ideas - center will NOT grow without spending more than $3 on advertising. So much more to suggest, but it would take much too long to type!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

24 Other Employee Reviews for Kiddie Academy (View Most Recent)

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    Unappreciated.

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Holly Spring, NC
    Former Employee - Teacher in Holly Spring, NC

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Childcare discount ..That is it.

    Cons

    Lack of communication is number 1. There is no work life balance. Owners do not give raises unless you take classes no matter how wonderful of a teacher you are and you have to practically beg for that. Bonus at the end of the year is solely based on attendance which means if you are late more then twice in a year and called out more then once you are disqualified from getting it no matter how great of a teacher you are. They will not help you with your education expense at all. No sick day's and if you call out they take time away from you. The only reason I stayed is because i loved the children.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empathy, Treat people the way YOU want to be treated. Appreciate the GOOD employees you have. Stop rewarding people solely on their attendance that should only be a part of the bonus. COST OF LIVING RAISE!!!!!! Something anything would be nice. The only incentive to do better is the children otherwise there is NONE!!!!! And the Owner/Director needs to put the children first not her bank account.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Unpleasant!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There no good reasons why an educator would want to work at KA.
    Kiddie Academy is more concern in numbers that in education.

    Cons

    KA is disorganize, under staff, treat employee like warm bodies. No learning is going on through out the day is a baby sitting service with under qualify teachers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everybody can own a business, not everyone is qualify to run a pre-school.

    Doesn't Recommend
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