La Petite Academy

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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.5 83 reviews

71% Approve of the CEO

La Petite Academy CEO Barbara J. Beck

Barbara J. Beck

(21 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company, itself, as a whole offers a great benefit package to its full time employees (in 4 reviews)

  • Career growth potential, working with dedicated people who truly care about children and educating them, making a difference in children's lives (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • very low pay for childcare, they take so much money from parents and none go into the school unless accreditation is coming (in 10 reviews)

  • Optional benefits for full time are not good (in 6 reviews)

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    it was a very stressful environment

    Daycare Teacher (Former Employee) Olathe, KS

    ProsThe people I worked with were really sweet and caring

    ConsThere were to many children to teacher ratio issues and there was no on the job training, they just threw me in.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your employees for a week, give them support, help them out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok company...can excel if you are in for the long haul

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proskids, good lesson planning, in charge of your own classroom

    Conspay is on the low side of any scale for any state, benefits are ok after the first year of full time work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Children are our future

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company offers a competitive benefits package to employees. Hard work is rewarded and there is a yearly merit raise. I have never had any issues asking for time off as long as I give my supervisor some advance notice. My coworkers are easy to work with and I have made many friends here. Working with children allows me to help give back to my community.

    ConsSome of the facilities are better than others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The hours are great but it is a stressful environment.

    Teacher (Former Employee) San Antonio, TX

    ProsThe hours are flexible and the company is closed on weekends. The management is helpful and will work with you, only if you make it a point to clearly communicate.

    ConsWorking at a daycare is stressful. The ratio of children to teachers is based on state regulations, but 15 two and three year olds with one teacher was too much.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    it has been fun , Ive learned a lot. All in all a good experience.

    Lead Teacher (Current Employee) Overland Park, KS

    Prosnice work environment, paid training, they give you an option of 4 days a week or 5.

    Conslong hours if your full time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    La Petite the salary matches the name!

    Academy Director (Current Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsCareer growth potential, working with dedicated people who truly care about children and educating them, making a difference in children's lives

    ConsThe pay, pricey benefits, pay freeze when economy slowed- 5 years with NO increase!

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the hard working school level people who enable you to have jobs!
    Pay increases annually go a long way! Let managers take time off without guilt!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Focused on curriculum

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of hours availalble, paid vacation

    ConsThankless, pay for health insurance

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTeaching kids here was the best job i had. I loved seeing their faces light up when they learned something new. The curriculum really prepares the kids for Kindergarten and beyond. Awesome discount if you have a child that needs childcare.

    ConsThe pay was not good for all that you needed to do.If it werent for the pay i would have stayed on longer

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pay and overall benefits are less than a privately run preschool. Get a job elsewhere

    Assistant Director (Former Employee) Albuquerque, NM

    ProsYou have a chance of a good director. However, this varies school to school and has no rhyme or reason.

    Cons1. Extremely low pay
    2. Optional benefits for full time are not good
    3. Toys and overall features of the school are outdated and old
    4. Corporate is constantly adding more for the teacher to do with little training and NO planning time
    5. No supply money
    6. Excessive paperwork (cost/benefit is out of balance)
    7. You end up doing all of the lesson plans on your own time at home
    8. Regionally the district manager varies but if you have a bad one, then you are going to hate your job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive teachers lesson planning time and supplies. The school is expensive for parents so stop making your teachers beg for EVERY supply from them. It is embarrassing and makes the school look bad.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to take your child or to even work at

    Teacher (Current Employee) Orlando, FL

    ProsOnly pro is working with the children.

    ConsManagement is disrespectful, they care little about the kids or employees. They make their teachers work even if they have the flu or have a serious illness. They'll lie to parents if they dont want them to dis enroll.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking about enrollment and money and worry about the children you already have and your employees

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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