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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Mon-Fri; working with children;" (in 16 reviews)

  • "The Kids are great and there are many fun activities to do" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay, never leave on time" (in 41 reviews)

  • "Pay is not comparable to the amount of work you are expected to complete" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Teacher"

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    • Senior Management
    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!!!


  2. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Academy Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Academy Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Absolutely wonderful Support District Manager Cheryl Odem, great company values, and love the children and staff.

    Cons

    Can be challenging to juggle all the responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    You must be focused and form a good support team and you'll do great.

  3. "Ups and downs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good director, the job can be great. The kids are amazing, and the reason I stayed as long as I did. As a mom, no nights and weekends is a huge plus, and my director was willing to schedule my break around a school activity I wanted to attend. Discounts on daycare start after the age of 2

    Cons

    poor pay
    long hours
    inconsistent schedule
    little room for long term growth in the company
    little recognition for time in service- if you hit 20 years, you get a plaque on the wall
    corporate management generally has no child care experience, and makes decisions and changes that don't always work

    Advice to Management

    take better care of your long term employees.


  4. "I would give LaPetite 5 stars but..."

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have learned a lot from other teachers. Everyone is willing to share ideas they may have to apply to classroom. The children and their families are very nice. our management is very flexible if you need time off for illness or family emergency.
     I don't have any desire to move up in the company but I think it is made readily available to you if you would like.

    Cons

    Our building is old and in need of some" freshening up." Many of the toys are donated. I think the company should be supplying toys for the classrooms or at least a few. I find myself buying supplies for my room out of my pay.

    Advice to Management

    You have great teachers try a little harder to get supplies so they can implement the lesson plas.


  5. "Lead Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Jonesboro, GA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Jonesboro, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seeing the kids smiling everyday and helping them learn. Also another pro was having the weekends off.

    Cons

    The staff was not very proffesional. They were all about drama. They did not know how to handle the kids when they acted up. You do not get paid enough for what you do.


  6. "Pre K"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, AL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have wonderful coworkers that are like family.

    Cons

    Very disorganized. They only care about the centers making big money. We often work out of ratio because we don't have enough employees.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and treat them with some respect!


  7. "Needs some work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Lead Teacher in Virginia Beach, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I don’t think there is any besides a paycheck which even then sucked. I will never work at another Learning Care Group company again. I would never enroll my child to a LCG center either.

    Cons

    The Director doesn’t care about the kids; she only care about her enrollments. She doesn’t ask her workers if it’s okay if they stay late she assumes that they will so when it was our time to get off that’s when she said do you mind staying 5 extra minutes but 5 minutes would turn into a hour later. She never send kids who are sick home due to her being scared they would pull their kid so when her workers got sick she would always wonder why and got mad because we would call out; but she would let a kid stay with a 101.5 or higher fever and told us our thermometer was inaccurate. She also let the parents treat her workers like crap on the side walk. She would never step in. She is a horrible director who doesn’t value or care about her staff.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying people more and maybe turnover won’t be so high and start looking at what some of your directors are doing behind your back you might be surprised. When upper management comes to visit everything is perfect and amazing but the minute you guys leave it’s a crappy place all Over again :(

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Hours, Schedule, Weekends Off, and Vacation

    Cons

    Pay, Teacher Turnover, Ratio, Time Off Request, and Rude Parents

    Advice to Management

    Hire better teachers, and offer more benefits to the existing teachers.


  9. "Montesorri teacher.&learning disability teacher."

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    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Teacher's Assistant in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    I want to improve with your company

    Cons

    I can to improve brain of children with many plans


  10. "Beware"

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

    I have been working at La Petite Academy part-time

    Pros

    Helping the children grow

    Cons

    Management need improvement
    Very unprofessional


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