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"Had such amazing potential, but ended up being a waste of time and energy"

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Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL
Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Crystal Lake, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Fantastic co-workers and director, loved having access to ready-to-use curriculum

Cons

Absolutely terrible management by owner(s), awful pay, very little follow-through on promises and agreements

Advice to Management

Go to school for either business/management or child care - owners should be allowed to stay in a room alone with children. You hired great teachers, but they will not stick around if they can't live off of what you pay them. Be consistent - don't promise or threaten something without actually doing it. Be open to new marketing and PR ideas - center will NOT grow without spending more than $3 on advertising. So much more to suggest, but it would take much too long to type!

Other Employee Reviews for Kiddie Academy

  1. "Unpleasant!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There no good reasons why an educator would want to work at KA.
    Kiddie Academy is more concern in numbers that in education.

    Cons

    KA is disorganize, under staff, treat employee like warm bodies. No learning is going on through out the day is a baby sitting service with under qualify teachers.

    Advice to Management

    Everybody can own a business, not everyone is qualify to run a pre-school.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "horrible"

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    Former Employee - Teacher/Floater in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Former Employee - Teacher/Floater in Reynoldsburg, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Kiddie Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there's nothing good about the company.

    Cons

    everything! when the boss gave overtime, he took the extra pay for himself. he let a parent swipe her title 20 card when her kids weren't there in order to keep her benefits. the kids weren't taught. the company didn't care about ratios. there were hazards in the building and playground. new employees were put in rooms before they had their background results back. licensing rules were broken left and right. they only care about the appearance of the company and building. the owner works like a car salesman, which is how he gets kids in.

    Advice to Management

    the place should be shut down

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