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Childtime Learning Center Reviews

Updated January 13, 2019
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Childtime Learning Center CEO Barbara J. Beck
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  • "Low pay, and I felt under-appreciated by management" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Understaffed VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Lead teacher"

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    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in Laguna Niguel, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The director and staff were always extremely positive and helpful. I was given opportunities for leadership frequently. The team was amazing.

    Cons

    Time off was tricky sometimes because of my school being understaffed (which is common in preschools unfortunately).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Management was always very friendly!

    Childtime Learning Center Response

    Jul 30, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We're glad to hear you have had a positive experience as part of our community, and appreciate your contributions in helping to make Childtime a... More


  2. "WORKING AT CHILDTIME"

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    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Teaching Assistant in Spring, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Childtime Learning Center part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great learning and interaction with children
    -Expand your knowledge of childhood development

    Cons

    - Unorgranized
    -Too many children to teacher ratio
    -Mmgt not willing to assist

    Childtime Learning Center Response

    Jan 15, 2019

    Thanks for the review Your feedback is concerning, since the situation you’ve described isn’t in keeping with our values and high standards of operation. Childtime has strict protocols to ensure the... More

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t work here! Don’t bring your children here!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Evanston, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are aren’t any pros.

    Cons

    I quit this job when I saw teachers being abusive to children multiple times. The last straw was when I saw a teacher they had for decades being rough with a small child in an overcrowded room of toddlers. Maybe she thinks she can because the child isn’t talking yet and she can get away with it? Also, The 2 women in management are a joke. Illegal dangerous child teacher ratio because they’re understaffed from so many people quitting. They dont order the supplies needed for the school and pocket the money instead. They are Underpaid and looking for respect they don’t get, they will try to control, micro manage, throw you under the bus, etc. They are Catty, gossiping, immature, unprofessional. They will gang up on you with other long time employees. They think they’re doing a good job covering how terrible they are and this place is but It’s not a secret anymore- just look at the yelp reviews of this place. Please please do yourself a favor and do not work here or bring your children here!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop abusing children and employees. I feel bad for you. What’s going on there isn’t a secret anymore.

    Childtime Learning Center Response

    Jan 11, 2019

    Thanks for your review. Your feedback is concerning, since the situation you’ve described isn’t in keeping with our values and high standards of operation. Childtime has strict protocols to ensure... More


  4. "Not the best experience"

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Kennesaw, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The kids are cute, and when activites go well it's great to see them happy/learn.

    Cons

    Structural of who works in what department is lacking. I was hired as the preschool teacher, but would find myself thrown in other classrooms often, but was still accepted to keep my kids on track.

     For what we do the pay isn't a lot. We teach and clean the whole building, because there is no janitor.

    Depending on the school it's not odd for people to call out, and you to end up with long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Have two teachers in each classroom. Hire a janitor to come in and clean at night.


  5. "Lead Pre-Kindergarnden Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher in Holland, MI
    Current Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher in Holland, MI
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hour longs breaks, great teaching staff, working with the kids is amazing, small class sizes, lots of support from management.

    Cons

    Better pay, and raises!


  6. "assistant teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    teachers really enjoy working there
    great curriculum to follow

    Cons

    better communication skills
    better prepare staff to work with parents

    Advice to Management

    better organization


  7. "Ok place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Previous great management , love working with children

    Cons

    None at this time, ok place

  8. "Assistant Teacher"

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

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center part-time

    Pros

    Kids and families become family - they're great!

    Cons

    Poor management, poor salary, and you never get out on time.


  9. "exausting job"

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    Former Employee - Teacher
    Former Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    meet nice friends and parents are very nice... over all working with kids is fun and entertaining

    Cons

    not paid enough very low salary raise. management are not consistent in giving equal salary for every one.. always out of staff, 4-5 people will quit job in less than a month most of them are oveworked... worked you until your exausted every single day amd used you for their convienence..

    Advice to Management

    treat your employee with respect and be fair to them... be more appreciative and considerate...


  10. "Childcare Worker"

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    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in Orange, CA
    Former Employee - Child Care Worker in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with young children, keeping the work day busy with fun activities you plan for the children. Some employees did really care about about about working with kids so they made for great coworkers.

    Cons

    A lot of workload with little pay. Company is ONLY focused on gaining money at the expense of the childcare teachers whom are the reason families enroll their children into the childcare centers in the first place. Pay is horrible, and a raise is very little. Example: $ 0.10 raise, if any. Hiring of under qualified staff that are often inexperienced. Some employees who simply just needed a job and are not good with children are hired just to fill the void.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. It will make no difference, directors are puppets to the district managers who usually are puppets to higher-ups in the company....

    Childtime Learning Center Response

    Oct 29, 2018 – Recruiting Manager

    Thanks for sharing your review! We definitely think that Childtime is a great place to work. As a company, we strive to provide a supportive work environment that offers a development path for a... More