Kiddie Academy Reviews

Updated August 18, 2015
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  1. Pros and cons of kiddie academy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    Pros

    Very clean and organized. Staff members and coworkers were very friendly and helpful. Materials were provided for lessons when it was needed.

    Cons

    working hours were extended or shortened without prior notice. was told not to use disposable utensils because it was only for the kids.


  2. Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The families and children. Some workers are great. . Location great. But that is all. Not many pros here at this center. Horrible

    Cons

    This place is a joke. Teachers fighting, I even witnessed a teacher being mean to a child and nobody did a thing. Treat you as you are thieves and want to steal the toys in the rooms. Do not explain things to you at all. . Do your pay to 8.10 an hr if you miss to many days, or dont give them 4 weeks notice. . Hateful management

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees. Plus don't treat people like numbers.


  3. Assistant Teacher

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kiddie Academy (Less than a year)

    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!!!!


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  5. Horrible place to work

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Fort Wayne, IN
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Fort Wayne, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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


  6. preschool teacher

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    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


  7. Horrible Place to Work At

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Teacher in Eatontown, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  8. Great People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    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.


  9. Teacher

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  10. Do not work here

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time

    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.


  11. It was a fun job.

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

    Pros

    Earn experience working with children. Fair pay

    Cons

    hardly any vacation and paid time off



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