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"It was a wonderful experience to work with the company."

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Former Employee - Taught Summer Program
Former Employee - Taught Summer Program
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook

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

Pros

The children need someone who is lovable and compassionate.

Cons

They did not have enough things for the summer program to do. Especially while the children were napping. That is why there were behavior problems.

Other Employee Reviews for Brightside Academy

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Over worked, Under paid!"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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    • Comp & Benefits
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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

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