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La Petite Academy Reviews

Updated September 22, 2018
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Pros
  • "Mon-Fri; working with children;" (in 20 reviews)

  • "Always investing in the schools and how or what can be better for the children and families" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "very low pay, never leave on time" (in 43 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. "Great job if you love kids"

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    Current Employee - Teacher in Lakeland, FL
    Current Employee - Teacher in Lakeland, FL

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The kids! Watching them grow and learn new things
    Great teamwork at my center. Everyone gets along and jumps in to help whenever needed.
    My director and management team are hands on and involved and jump in to help whenever needed.
    My director is very approachable and is there
    The families, most of them, are nice and appreciative of what we do

    Cons

    Sometimes we get so busy that we may have to wait for a little bit to go to the restroom.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work. Thanks for being handson


  4. "Great Opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to move up is always available

    Cons

    Pay is not the greatest


  5. "Teaching assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hope, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Hope, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and directors, ethe parents and kids are wonderful.

    Cons

    Sadly it was very hard to get get bathroom breaks, lesson plans done, or any raises, same pay for almost three years.


  6. "Assistant teacher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    I love working with kids

    Cons

    pay is not so great


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Managent"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in Huntsville, AL
    Former Employee - Teacher in Huntsville, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow teachers were great and spending time with children of all ages was a lot of fun. I also enjoyed helping them learn and grow each day.

    Cons

    Management showed no positive feedbacn, genuine concern for care and needs, or environment of daycare center.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know your staff better and make sure they're happy and well taken care of. This job was great but very stressful at times.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Has potential but is poorly managed by corporate"

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    Current Employee - Teacher
    Current Employee - Teacher
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is a positive family atmosphere with great coworkers.

    Cons

    Corporate does not care about the "small" workers. There is never a guarantee of when you will be sent home, and you are frequently kept late. Because of the way the company is run, children are moved from classroom to classroom multiple times a day in order to keep classrooms in ratio. This makes it difficult to plan activities with such large age differences between the kids. This facility is very understaffed yet corporate continues to encourage the enrollment of kids. This puts even more stress on the teachers who are already asked to do so much. With these wages, it is next to impossible to afford childcare here even with the employee discount.

    Advice to Management

    Enrolling children before more staff members are hired puts unnecessary stress on teachers all day and forces them to stay late. Overall employee morale is very low.


  9. "I liked working here as a lead teacher!"

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    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in New Lenox, IL
    Former Employee - Infant Lead Teacher in New Lenox, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They had okay benefits and the pay was about average

    Cons

    Worked more than 40 hours some weeks.

    Advice to Management

    They did a great job!


  10. "La Petite Academy is a great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at La Petite Academy full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Offers a lot of training and developmental programs to expand employment opportunities. Working with the families and children is amazing. Also management is very supportive of their teachers and they really do care for their school and staff.

    Cons

    No cons this school is an awesome place to work for.


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