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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Incredibly low pay for the required job (in 34 reviews)

  • The pay is really poor for the amount of work you do (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "I Love my school and LCG is an awesome company!"

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    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Director in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    great benefit packages that include 401k
    shows appreciation for staff
    encourages professional development
    promotes work life balance
    compensation is average but who is ever satisfied with their salary?
    fair and consistent treatment of all employees is a priority

    Cons

    None really, all good early educators understand that flexibility is key to working with children. Staff scheduling and salaries are based on student enrollment. If you want good hours and pay, you must work hard to contribute to your school team not be the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "Employee, lead pre-k"

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    Former Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Former Employee - Lead Pre-k Teacher in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pros- having the ability to be creative, focus on each child as an individual, set goals for each child to reach, and give every child the opportunity to reach their full potential, while having support from corporate to do so

    Cons

    Management was good, but has since changed. I do not know how things are ran there today

    Advice to Management

    Your teachers feel appreciated when they are acknowledged for their hard work

  3. "Mostly decent place to work"

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

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Multiple locations, can easily transfer

    Cons

    Little training on trauma and behavioral issues in the classroom

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your staff is asking for; provide additional training


  4. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Floater in Dumfries, VA
    Former Employee - Floater in Dumfries, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, Offers lunches, Provides training and Workshops, Good health benefits!

    Cons

    its a team effort and if team members are slacking someone has to pick up the slack, if you have to confront a parent you are often left to figure it out on your own.

    Advice to Management

    be more supportive with parent and teacher communications, work more on team building and taking employee complaints more serious, if a parent complains about a specific teacher don't just take their word. talk to the accused teacher and try to help mediate.


  5. "Teachers Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    People I worked with were awesome
    Weekends off

    Cons

    The pay was not commensurate with the work and the stress

    Asked to do a lot outside of job description, i.e. paint walls


  6. "Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Master Teacher in Mishawaka, IN
    Current Employee - Master Teacher in Mishawaka, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Always offering new opportunity to learn. Management works with us the best they can and always cares. Love the events we offer parents!!! Educational with follow through.

    Cons

    Everyone does the best we can.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the Good Work!!!


  7. "Not At All What I Expected"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher

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

    Pros

    If you enjoy working in early childhood, you may find it rewarding. I did like the curriculum though.

    Cons

    Long hours, minimal support from management, often over the state mandated ratio, pay definitely not commensurate with workload

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff, be consistent, do not employ favoritism among employees, follow the classroom ratios

  8. "Not a bad place little money"

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

    I worked at La Petite Academy part-time

    Pros

    Easy money
    Nice people
    Part time

    Cons

    They don't pace very well


  9. "Current employee of La Petite Academy"

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    Current Employee - Early Childhood Educator in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Early Childhood Educator in Wichita, KS
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Medical, Dental, 401 K and childcare discounts offered to employees

    Cons

    I do not have medical or dental offered through Learning Care Group however many reviwes suggests the insurance premiums are outrageous


  10. "Lead Teacher"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Merritt Island, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Merritt Island, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are many growth opportunities. The company has a tuition assistance program. There are a variety of trainings throughout the year so you are always learning. It’s very rewarding to watch a child accomplish a milestone! Management is very easy to talk to if you have any questions or concerns. The benefits are good and include health insurance, 401k and paid time off.

    Cons

    The employee discount for childcare isn’t a lot for younger children. There are no other cons though. It’s a great company to work for!

    Advice to Management

    They’re great at Merritt Island FL!!! Keep doing what you’re doing!


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