Kiddie Academy Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    It's like a family, everyone truly cares about the children and each other

    Cons

    Low pay(but that's normal in childcare)

    Advice to Management

    The owner of the one I work at seems to care more about money then the employees but everyone else is great


  2. great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Nesconset, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Nesconset, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun supportive place to work if you like working with kids

    Cons

    none that i can think of

    Advice to Management

    support your teachers


  3. Sad to be moving on- really have loved KA!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in League City, TX
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in League City, TX

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Owners and management are like family. They establish a great working environment. I have been attending college to finish my Early Childhood degree during my employment and they've really been great about working with my schedule. I love my co workers and am going to miss them :-( If I had children I would absolutely bring them here. They also let us do fun things like Jean Friday and pay for our continuing ed.

    Cons

    I think working with children in general can be hard some days. But any job will have hard days right? The director was supportive when we had issues though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and the school will remain the best!


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  5. Helpful (1)

    I enjoyed my time at Kiddie Academy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher

    I worked at Kiddie Academy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The KA I worked out had some very smart, very experienced teachers. I wouldn't say that every classroom was on top of its game, but at least 4 out of 6 were very good. And at least 3 of 6 were excellent. Most of my coworkers were friendly and willing to help you learn new things, etc. They also give an nice discount if you are a parent who would like your child to attend while you are working there.

    Cons

    I couldn't say whether the benefits were great, because I didn't use them. I already had benefits through my husband's employer. The pay may have seemed like less than one would hope for (despite being the average salary for such a position), but, for me, when the cost of child care was factored in, it was a substantial sum.

    Advice to Management

    The Director did a very good job. The owners didn't seem as if they loved having to constantly tend to the business, but they did what they needed to.


  6. Great People

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    • Senior Management
    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. Helpful (2)

    Kiddie Academy Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Naperville, IL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Naperville, IL

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The director and my co-workers are very nice and welcoming. Any job where you work with children is awesome! The center is very nice, clean, and professional.

    Cons

    The owner does not seem to care or appreciate the employees and is only interested in making money. The hours are very long and the pay is not too good.

    Advice to Management

    Be more understanding when it comes to the teachers. Our job is not that easy or simple.


  8. Helpful (1)

    I enjoy working at Kiddie Academy!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    Hours are great
    Staff is close
    Owner is fantastic
    Parent and kids are great
    It's a job where you work hard, but also get to have fun

    Cons

    The hardest part of working there is almost constant drama. It's very "cliquey". If you can look past that, you will be fine.
    Pay is rather low. Especially for a lead teacher.


  9. Corporate atmosphere

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, MD

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

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Many managers are supportive, helpful, and in your corner. Leadership can be open to new ideas & different opinions. Corporate employees enjoy some fun events, such as a nice holiday party, etc.

    Cons

    Corporate atmosphere needlessly rigid in areas that have little impact on job performance, etc. The dress code, for example, is highly strict - even for employees that have no contact with customers. There is no option to work from home, regardless of the circumstances. If you have a slight cold, your options are to take one of your alloted days off or to go in anyway.


  10. It was a nice place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Spottswood, VA
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Spottswood, VA

    I worked at Kiddie Academy

    Pros

    I love working with the children.

    Cons

    The pay was not enough to live on.

    Advice to Management

    If possible please provide more materials for teachers to work with.


  11. Helpful (1)

    I loved the work itself, but being an employee was not the best.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Nesconset, NY
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Nesconset, NY

    I worked at Kiddie Academy

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful children; safe/clean/wonderful facilities; nice playground; good starting compensation; some wonderful, hardworking coworkers; clear understanding of what your responsibilities are; secure facilities (electronic checkin/locked doors); offers curriculum to follow; video surveillance for parents.

    Cons

    No promotion/pay raise/ benefits; limited time off; no room for advancement; nepotism between management and employees; gossip between employees; incompetent employees never dealt with; employees on cellphones constantly; overtime is per pay period, not per day; constantly shortstaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep standards high for your employees; follow up on consequences to misbehavior; consider raises for hardworking employees; hire more staff.



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