Brightside Academy - Over worked, Under paid! | Glassdoor
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"Over worked, Under paid!"

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Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
Current Employee - ECE Lead Teacher
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

It pays more that most other child care centers.

Cons

Brightside does NOT like to consider itself a child/day care center. However, the coporate vision is much different than that of the teachers, assistants and staff working with the children in the centers.

Medical benefits are UNAFFORDABLE and some make just a few dollars over the max allowable income to receive medicaid, not easy to take a day off or even half a day, schedule changes daily (too many calls at night to tell staff to come in at 6:30am), too much FORCED overtime with no pay for salaried employees (OT due to lack of staff, meetings or saturday trainings), many staff members are not educated in behavior management techniques used for preschoolers so they are yelling at kids all day, children are moved from room to room in order to stay in ratio but then they are not used to being in another class with different expectations for behavior causing major frustration in the child. Centers do not have a school wide beh mgt policy which makes life very complicated.

Advice to Management

FIRE teachers who do not understand the curriculum or who are unwilling to follow the rules. Hire competent teachers and assistants.

Other Employee Reviews for Brightside Academy

  1. "company review"

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    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Teaching Assistant in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Brightside Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    they accommodate your schedule for school

    Cons

    no teacher support nor staff they will demote you in a heart beat

    Advice to Management

    it would be more encouraging if the management would support their teachers with school grants to further their education


  2. "Assistant"

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed hours, off main expressway, starting pay,

    Cons

    Unprofessional office staff, teachers yelling at children, high turnover, uncontrollable children, disfunctional classroom order

    Advice to Management

    More stability and curriculum for children. Split toddlers too many in one small room. Not enough enriched experiences for children

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