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Childtime Learning Center Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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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 17 reviews)

  • Understaffed VERY HIGH TURNOVER RATE (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Decent."

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Liberty Township, OH
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Liberty Township, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Amazing curriculum. Awesome families. Fun environment with great fun activities and days for teachers to enjoy throughout the year

    Cons

    Management (directors) need work. Management is disrespectful. Not many opportunities to grow. Dose not like hiring internally. Doesn't pay enough to live on, even at full time.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for teachers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible job for students"

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

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center part-time

    Pros

    Overall a positive experience. The director was a great leader and they were very helpful in scheduling my shifts around my classes.

    Cons

    The other teachers and assistants could be a bit gossipy and talk about one another. It often made me uncomfortable to work with some of them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Lead Preschool Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Preschool Teacher
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Wonderful Director who would run herself ragged to ensure her employees were getting what they needed.
    - Wonderful children and families

    Cons

    - Long hours with poor compensation.
    - No planning time, spent a lot of time at home preparing lessons.
    - spent a lot of money out of pocket to make lessons fun and meaningful
    - Helping colleagues by staying late or helping prepare a lesson, was never reciprocated.
    - A lot of workplace drama, nothing is ever confidential.
    - Was always recognized for my hardwork, however it was like pulling teeth to get a raise.
    - Not a lot of career advancement opportunities.


  4. "Unorganized"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Colonie, NY
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Colonie, NY

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

    Pros

    The children are great and the classrooms/facilities were okay as well.

    Cons

    Management was unorganized, we were constantly running out of edible food and we were always understaffed. The pay was also kind of low considering what we do.


  5. "My review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center full-time

    Pros

    Good co-workers majority of the time, fun events as a team

    Cons

    Management was very professional nor well trained

    Advice to Management

    Replace it


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Former Employee - Director in Oklahoma City, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Connections to families, children and the community.

    Cons

    Literally everything else. There is zero appreciation, zero communication, zero care from corporate. It is a TERRIBLE COMPANY to work for.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be more respect for all employees. Barbra Beck needs to do more research in the lower levels of management such as the DVPs and district managers. After working under both of the oklahoma DMs I can tel you that they both have significant flaws and both commit their own versions of fraud. They talk to other directors about you and nothing remains confidential. It's like high school "mean girls" constantly... to much drama, and "professionalism" is a complete joke


  7. Helpful (1)

    "They abuse the children"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Childtime Learning Center part-time

    Pros

    Honestly there are none besides the kids.

    Cons

    I watched a teacher kick a child reported to my boss no action was taken because the woman quit but my boss made her work her two weeks notice and continually allow her around the children. The director there is awful don't do that to your children.

    Advice to Management

    Get new management

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Hectic and Stressful Environment"

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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

    The kids are great and you are given a lot of flexiblity with setting class curriculum and classroom.

    Cons

    Low salaries, heavy work load and high ratio.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Work Here"

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent facility
    - Flexible Hours

    Cons

    This place is the epitome of a horrible school. Looks are so deceiveing. If parents only knew what actually went on behind closed doors, I'm sure the place would go out of business. The lunch for the children was disgusting. They never had hot breakfast. They didn't even have a stove/oven at the school so I'm unsure how lunch was actually prepared. Due to high turnover, the school was always out of ratio. Teachers were constantly being moved around as well as children. At least 8 teachers left during my 6 months there. Hours were constantly being cut short. Sometimes employees were even asked to take a 2 hour breaks due to accrued overtime over the course of the week. As well, the management would change clock in and out times to ensure there was not one minute of overtime for anyone. This was extremely unfortunate because many people would be doing management a favor by staying later to fill in or coming in earlier. It was almost impossible to obtain 40 hours. Many teachers were also not really doing their jobs but just playing with the children and management didn't care as long as it appeared otherwise to parents. The management was so unprofessional that they would sit at the front desk on their phones and gossip about employees with other employees. I would NEVER send my child to any of the schools under the corporate umbrella of the Learning Care Group.


  10. "Love"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the company philosophy goals and passion for early childhood education .

    Cons

    Pay in this field overall isn't great .


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