Kiddie Academy Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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  1. preschool teacher

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and children. The job is fun and the days go by quickly.

    Cons

    Lack of resources, no planning time for teachers, low pay, low vacation time

    Advice to Management

    Increasing pay and benefits and showing value to your employlee's will increase longevity and motivation


  2. Assistant Teacher

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Eatontown, NJ

    I worked at Kiddie Academy (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, fun work environment because of the children and nice parents.

    Cons

    Terrible management by the owners, under-paid employees, lots of gossip and disorganization, dirty work environment

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the students and teachers every day life at work!!!!


  3. Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Fort Wayne, IN

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Children get lots of hand on activities to promote explorations

    Cons

    Horrible place to work! Low pay, bad management, no consistency, unfair treatment, and they break too many rules. ALWAYS short on staff. People always quitting. managers gossip about staff members

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, treat everyone equally, and act professionally. Most importantly stop moving kids all around or leaving out of ratio cuz we are short staffed. Teachers need planning time and need to get paid for it. Also raise pay


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  5. Horrible Place to Work At

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Eatontown, NJ

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some nice kids and families, a few events like sprinkler day/ice cream social but they aren't often and you don't get to build relationships with the few nice people because they get fed up and leave

    Cons

    Terrible pay, no recognition of hard work, unqualified and rude coworkers, broken facilities, no help from management or owners. The food you have to feed kids is unhealthy and they never give you enough of it. Not enough staff to cover the needs of the center or other employees. Constant turnover of people you work with. The place had constant insect problems and unsafe conditions weren't taken care of. Working here was awful -many kids are poorly behaved, you always have to watch the max number of kids all the time with no help and practically no supplies, parents that aren't compliant and difficult, unsafe conditions for kids at times, never enough help or time to do anything with kids (due to so many at all times) except try and take care of basic needs. Other people always call out so you are constantly understaffed in addition to the fact you always have the maximum number of kids, not to mention staff isn't always qualified or helpful. Just a total mess.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating kids like dollar signs. Constant maximum ratios on your staff isn't good for teachers or the children. Actually pay people a decent wage and provide benefits - you aren't paying for quality and you definitely aren't getting it. Take disciplinary action against families and staff that don't follow policies. Provide support and materials to your staff. Fix broken and unsafe conditions and facility problems.


  6. Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work environment is very pleasant and professional. Great preschool children are well cared for and staff are genuinely nice.

    Cons

    Hours were non negotiable and with all preschools no room for forward movement.

    Advice to Management

    Owners might want to stop running preschool like retail.


  7. Teacher

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The director is amazing. She is always ready and willing to help. The children are fabulous and the facility and resources are top notch.

    Cons

    KA doesn't offer any health benefits and uses Obama care as an excuse.

    Advice to Management

    Look into offering benefits and make sure you aren't misleading or over using your staff. The good ones won't stay if they aren't getting the backing they need.


  8. Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I was surprised at the salary they initially offered me. If things seem too good to be true, they are.

    Cons

    I don't feel comfortable going into detail but have to say, if you are thinking about whether or not to work here, save yourself the trouble and don't. I thought Reynoldsburg was a nice area but this place is not at all nice or respectable. The employees are treated terribly and the bad thing is that we allow it to happen because it's all in the paperwork we signed. You need to read and be informed. Consulting a lawyer before signing anything would be best if you think you want to work here.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to keep in mind that employees are human beings. If you are working in childcare, you can't treat the profit margin as the most important thing. If the employees are mistreated, there is a risk to the children because then the employees don't care anymore. The children you serve deserve the best and they are not even getting a safe place to be.


  9. It was a fun job.

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    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Fontana, CA
    Current Employee - Preschool Teacher in Fontana, CA

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Earn experience working with children. Fair pay

    Cons

    hardly any vacation and paid time off


  10. Never again

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Simpsonville, SC

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The perks to working at this place where the wonderful coworkers that I had The kids and families are all incredibly sweet Unfortunately all of the perks are now gone because about 95% of my great coworkers are no longer there and a lot of the families are pulling their children from that center

    Cons

    The cons are the owner is incredibly greedy rude to her employees and does not care about the children as much she cares about her paycheck On a regular basis she belittles her employees keeps them in the dark about important information and brakes DSS standard rules just to get by from day to day

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management would be to start treating people better because you have to remember you reap what you sow


  11. I am a current teacher in Kiddie Academy, the work environment is great.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiddie Academy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Co workers are really nice

    Cons

    Poor management and low pay



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