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All about the money, not about the children/staff

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Kindercare full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

I work with some fun people, that's about it anymore. I used to love working here. Now I have to drag myself out of bed every morning.

Cons

Terrible work/life balance. Having to work close to 60 hours a week but salaried so only getting paid for 40 hours. Changed the way directors achieve bonus so it's practically impossible. It takes forever to get the go ahead from corporate to withdraw children with terrible behavior problems so meanwhile we are getting spit on, hit, kicked, and punched on a daily basis.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Senior Management all need to spend a week doing the duties of a director to understand everything the job requires and how stressful the position is.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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    All about money, not about the kids!

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Kindercare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Higher pay than most preschools

    Cons

    Constant change, high stress, more about the money than the children,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Love the kids, challenging family situations, a lot to do in little time

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    Former Employee - Pre-kindergarten Teacher in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Pre-kindergarten Teacher in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Kindercare full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Kids were great. It's very fun to see how quickly they learn. Curriculum is pre-written. Free meals every day. I had a great supervisor who took a full day out of her schedule to help me with behavior challenges in my room.

    Cons

    Curriculum is difficult to play out because you have too many children to supervise at once to do small group work and often times are provided with the necessary supplies. You are given no ability to correct innappropriate behavior in children aside from telling the child they can no longer play with what they have and to move on to a new activity. It is also a challenge to completely switch out class room themes every two weeks since you have no prep time with out kids.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide teachers with prep time with out kids, and with some behavior modification tools. Ensure that class rooms have supplies needed to follow curriculum.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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