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"Montessori Philosophy Forgotten"

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Former Employee - Teacher in Fullerton, CA
Former Employee - Teacher in Fullerton, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

There were always exciting activities to be involved in, but many were done after hours cutting into family time. The students were wonderful. Beautiful Campus. Abundant amount of Montessori Materials.

Cons

The school did not follow Montessori Philosophy. School did not have mixed age classrooms, appropriate amount of time given to material exploration, and classrooms allowed limited amount of movement. The management also lacked compassion when communicating with parents and an a lot of rules were in place for students, teachers, and parents.

Advice to Management

Honor the Montessori Method by embracing Maria Montessori's philosophy. Work with parents to educate them about the value to their children. Treat parents, staff, and parents in a respectful manner like Maria Montessori.

Other Employee Reviews for IvyCrest Montessori

  1. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Fullerton, CA
    Current Employee - Teacher in Fullerton, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IvyCrest Montessori full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers, environment. Good employee benefits and families with a real sense of community. Offering a variety of after-school art, music and sports classes for the children is wonderful especially because they have their own multipurpose room and stage to use. The teacher break room is the best I've ever had.

    Cons

    The only real problem is parking for everyone.
     The employees have to park down the street at a church because of the complaining neighborhood. Getting the schedule that you want.

    Advice to Management

    Consider scheduling priority to those in school rather then seniority. Strongly urge the city officials to stop policing who can park on the public streets when they have no problem allowing the nearby nursing home, college and high school students to park on them.


  2. "Look elsewhere"

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

    I worked at IvyCrest Montessori as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff are friendly. There's lunch that can be purchased through the school if you don't have time to run out. Paid days off are more then just the legal holiday pay and a discount is offered for your child to attend their school.

    Cons

    There's no structure, you either sink or swim. The term self starter takes on a new meaning and the word fake it till you make it gets thrown out there a lot. The school is good for attending, not so much to work for. Don't expect a raise unless you ask for it and even when you do ask, be prepared to fight for it. Staff morale is extremely low, there's little to no room for advancement. There is no proper "HR" department. The punch in and out system is very questionable. If you're late, pay is deducted, if you're early, your time is reset back to your regular start time. You need to pay for your own live scan and cpr classes. Overall working conditions are not up to code. There's no leaving on good terms unless you retire from there and even then it's questionable you will be on good terms with them. Biggest peeve is there's no direct deposit. They use to have it and when asked accounting said it was too expensive. This baffled me considering every child that attends is spending $1000+ dollars. They really can't afford direct deposit for their staff?

    Advice to Management

    Hire on a business consultant with an educator's background. Micro management is not your friend. Trust the staff you hired on to do their job as educators. Do something about your turnover rate. Clue: contracts are not the solution.


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