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Celebree Learning Center Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • I have the best co teachers and management team that help support me as a full time student (in 5 reviews)

  • I love consistency and working with children In a every day basis (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Celebree expects alot from their employees and it shows with the lesson plans and the classrooms (in 8 reviews)

  • I have my BACHELORS DEGREE (which is apparently a very rare thing for a teacher at Celebree to have) and make a dollar more than minimum wage (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "6 month review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Westminster, MD
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Westminster, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celebree Learning Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    We have an amazing management team and teaching staff!

    Cons

    This is more personal- but bring home work with me. Most of the time I can get what I need done but if I don't I know I feel overwhelmed the next day of whatever it maybe isn't done.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing!

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Aug 21, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you so much for your review!! We want our teachers to have a healthy work/life balance and we look forward to releasing the Curriculum Resource Guide this fall! We are confident this will help... More


  2. "Unfair"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celebree Learning Center full-time

    Pros

    Positive atmosphere, great kids, close parent teacher relationships.

    Cons

    The money does not go to the children or the teachers as it should. Teachers are paid way below what they deserve for the expected work load. Teachers are often overworked bc of employee shortage. You may have to wait over a half hour to use the bathroom. Rooms are often too small for the amount of children.

    Advice to Management

    Pay raise to match the expected workload.

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Sep 18, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your review. Celebree offers competitive pay rates in line with competitor Child Care centers. In addition, we offer 401k, health, dental, life insurance benefits, Tiers Program (child... More

  3. Helpful (2)

    "The effin worst"

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    Current Employee - Co-Teacher in Cockeysville, MD
    Current Employee - Co-Teacher in Cockeysville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Celebree Learning Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids you can play with.
    Water day Wednesday
    THATS IT
    Don't look forward to nothing else positive here .

    Cons

    Directors , the are the culprit for everything that fails.
    Staff has a bad attitude sometimes
    Too much estrogen in the air ! Need some men in here !

    Advice to Management

    Get new damn directors that aren't dumb as rocks planking on a log. Treat your staff BETTER and don't sit here and respond with that weak letter of how much ya "do". Get your teacher-student ratio in check. Pay better!!! This is why all your staff quits . The list goes on

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Aug 2, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thanks for your feedback. If you are having specific issues with your management team, please contact our Human Resources department at 410-515-8750 option 5 so that we can help resolve any problems... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Not as good as it was"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celebree Learning Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Tiers program, paid educational opportunities, free CEUs,

    Cons

    Very upset when I got sick although I brought in doctors notes for why I could not work, not as invested in the welfare of all, highly segmented, often changing things that they stated previously

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Mar 27, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your review! Please feel free to reach out to our Employee Relations Manager if you are having concerns in your center. Kristen Masters can be reached at kmasters@celebree.com


  5. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Celebree Learning Center full-time

    Pros

    I had an Amazing RM, Clear Lanes, Lisa B. is the head of HR and she is beyond fantastic

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance was lacking. I did not feel like the owner understood the pressures in the Director position


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Need to do beter"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Celebree Learning Center full-time

    Pros

    The children
    Some of the staff

    Cons

    Some Management is not professional
    Under paid for workload
    Items are broke

    Advice to Management

    Try respecting your hard dedicated works and the turnover rate would not be so high

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. At Celebree, we have a recognition program that includes: Tiers Program, PCE Awards, Anniversary/Birthday Celebree, and the Celebree Newsletter to ensure that our team... More


  7. "Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Celebree Learning Center (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I just started as an employee at Celebree this week. Although it is early in my career at Celebree, I am impressed with the CTI training that we have to take prior to working there or shortly after we have worked there. It shocked me and pleased me to see written in their literature to see that they acknowledge that parents come to a center for the teachers. I was also floored that the actual owner of Celebree came to talk to us at the training and seemed to really care about us as teachers and people. I feel Celebree offers a multitude of areas for growth within their company.

    Cons

    In observing the centers, I felt that some of the teachers seemed burntout or not enjoying their jobs and I think this needs to be addressed. Some of the new recruits in the CTI training as we came back from observing were also talking about how some of the centers were not following some of the good Celebree protocols.
    Art Supply Closet for center really needs some help.

    Advice to Management

    I think that the directors need to be asked to reassess their staff teachers and they need to be observed and surveyed because some seem to be burntout or just there for a paycheck and that is not fair to the children or to Celebree. I also found that some of the centers were not following what was being taught in CTI and that needs to be addressed because it was confusing to the new recruits.
    I am not sure what every center has buy I think every center should have a decent art/supply closet with supplies and organized for the teacher and was very disappointed and taken aback at the art/supply closet I was shown at my center.

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your feedback and Welcome to the Celebree Family! We are currently working on a strategy for 2017 to ensure that each and every piece of information that is given in CTI is also... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "...."

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    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Sykesville, MD
    Former Employee - Childcare Provider in Sykesville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celebree Learning Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teachers were very friendly, and helpful! Kids are great

    Cons

    Management doesnt care about employees! No compassion to us, and we busted our butt, and all for a small amount of pay. Sad

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to speak to your employees. And treat them better.

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Jan 18, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. At Celebree, we have a recognition program that includes: Tiers Program, PCE Awards, Anniversary/Birthday Celebree, and the Celebree Newsletter to ensure that our team... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it seems"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Celebree Learning Center full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Makes a good first impression, extensive promotion of corporate name, pay scale comparable to other child care centers, nice co-workers .

    Cons

    No sick leave, benefits not available until you've been there for at least two months, hrs not reliable (unless you want to sub in other centers), company training (before you start in center) is long (1 week, and not in your center except for one day), never closes for winter weather

    Advice to Management

    Make basic benefits (health, jury duty, closed center pay, etc) available within first 30 days

    Celebree Learning Center Response

    Jan 9, 2017 – Employee Relations Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We offer PTO for all full time employees and also offer holiday pay and jury duty pay. Celebree closes for inclement weather on a per location basis depending on how the... More


  10. "Teacher"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Teacher in Severna Park, MD
    Former Employee - Teacher in Severna Park, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Celebree Learning Center (More than a year)

    Pros

    It LOOKS nice and they TEACH.

    Cons

    They don't deep clean, nor do a good job at hiring good employees or trying to keep the ones that's worth anything. Celebree is expensive and doesn't hold up their values as much as they portray. I would never send my infants or younger child there.

    Advice to Management

    Do drug testing as well as a background check on your employees. Randomly check in on your teachers and families. It's so much that's covered up that's hidden from the parents and in some cases corporate.


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