La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated April 18, 2015
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La Petite Academy CEO Barbara J. Beck
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Pros
  • Benefits for full-time employees (in 5 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 the amount of experience (in 8 reviews)

  • pay is on the low side of any scale for any state, benefits are ok after the first year of full time work (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Daycare Infant Teacher in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Daycare Infant Teacher in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at La Petite Academy part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Helpful and supportive staff and environment
    -lots of professional development and training opportunities
    -paid for CPR/AED/First aid certification
    -great pay and lots of opportunities to work extra hours
    -great benefits
    -company is great about providing new toys and supplies even before items are requested.

    Cons

    No Cons. I loved working there, and would still be working there if I hadn't moved.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing because you are doing a great job.

  2. Helpful (1)

    great preschool

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    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Teacher in Riverside, CA

    I have been working at La Petite Academy part-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    love management...very organized and welcoming

    Cons

    need more hours to work

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management, environment, working with children.

    Cons

    slows down during holidays, so your checks dwindle

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  5. Loved it!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Oceanside, CA
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Oceanside, CA

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    My director was the nicest person and so was the assistant director. One of the head teachers took me under her wing and gave me so much confidence. The teachers all worked together and made that place a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Wish the pay was greater, but for the time it was pretty good.

  6. Under New Management

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    Current Employee - Director in Chula Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Chula Vista, CA

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This Company has really striving to be the best. Under new management the environment is wonderful and everyone is working as a team to become the best educational environment for the children in the community.

    Cons

    I have been with the company a short amount of time and have not seen any negitive thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The change has been for the better of the staff and the children.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Can Be Good, Can Be Bad

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility of schedule
    Education benefits
    Holidays off

    Cons

    High-stress environment
    Often work with difficult children with no support
    Often understaffed
    Pay rate hard to live off, many employees have to carry second jobs even with degrees.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rate, credibility as educators, and staff appropriately.

  8. Great Daycare

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Teacher Assistant in Washington, DC

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice and professional management
    Nice multicultural staff
    Parents are nice

    Cons

    Older staff thinks because they have been there for 25 years its still the way the want to do it....

    Advice to Management

    Nothing great daycare

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great family atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Toddler Teacher in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -great family atmosphere
    -the curriculum
    -great support from staff

    Cons

    -very low pay for the amount of experience
    -very very understaff, consistently left out of ratios

    Advice to Management

    Just hire more people and pay more.

  10. Children are our future

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Some of the facilities are better than others.

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

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    long hours if your full time

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