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Updated February 9, 2018
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  • Their was a HUGE lack of communication between management and staff and even between management themselves (in 3 reviews)

  • The industry itself is demanding so it is hard to keep a consistent work/life balance (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Hours, Pay, Support within the company.

    Cons

    Sickness, Pay could be higher


  2. "Teacher/Aide"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was such a good learning opportunity to work with children of all different age ranges.

    Cons

    Bit of a drive but it was worth it!

  3. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy part-time

    Pros

    Kids are great, Co-workers were nice

    Cons

    Inadequate benefits. Employees should receive more of a discount for their own children attending

    Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Response

    Feb 9, 2018 – Director of Recruiting & Employee Relations

    Improved benefits for part-time employees is something we are addressing, so thank you for the feedback!

    As for the childcare discount employees receive, we think the 50% tuition discount teachers... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "After School Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Lead Infant Lead 3k After School Instructor in Aiken, SC
    Former Employee - Lead Infant Lead 3k After School Instructor in Aiken, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to support healthy development of children . To have fun while learning.

    Cons

    Directors not honest about hours. Constant ratio problem Never able to impement curriculum because every kid left from each age group ended up in the school age after school room. Never able toactually do the lessons that I spent time and energy to plan. Directors did not help in class even with Exceptional Child (School Age) in the room needed diaper changed. Not properly trained to deal with exceptional child.
    Babysitting Not teaching

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying about that bonus and keep employees happy. Not kosher to have an employee rush to work only to have to sit off the clock and wait to work. Respect people's personal time

    Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Response

    Jan 4, 2018 – Director of Recruiting & Employee Relations

    We are sorry to hear about the negative experience you had as a teacher in Aiken, and we truly hope the entire 3+ years you worked there weren’t all bad. If you would like to document some of the... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "assistant director"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in Charlotte, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    had great staff and families that I interacted with

    Cons

    the director wanted me to only help her, not the teachers. salary was less than what i would've made hourly as a teacher, benefits were non-existent. the company was all about money and not necessarily what was best for the kids

    Advice to Management

    make sure you know who is running your building, ask staff to rate management


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Teachers aide"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Twos Teacher in Loveland, CO
    Former Employee - Assistant Twos Teacher in Loveland, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to work with the kids, that’s the reason your in the field right! The families are very nice.

    Cons

    Management, drama, and inconsistent with discipline in staffing. Very biased. To be honest, the only problem for me was the management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees more.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Woodstock, GA
    Current Employee - Lead Teacher, Prekindergarten in Woodstock, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid time off and vacation

    Cons

    Have to clean room, wait for bathroom breaks

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone fairly

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Corporate management needs to scale down"

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    Former Employee - Director in Charleston, SC
    Former Employee - Director in Charleston, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with children is always a plus

    Cons

    Too much micro management with little financial backing

    Advice to Management

    Stop expanding with brand marketing and profits and focus on paying educators well.

    Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Director of Recruiting & Employee Relations

    Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback on your experience as a Director – a very demanding, though (as you mention) rewarding job. Should you consider returning to The Sunshine House... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "970 Oak Rd"

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

    I worked at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time

    Pros

    Pay was decent. Great Location. SOME of the staff was nice. Hours were flexible to work around. Open and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Management is unprofessional. COMPLETE drama zone. Since I have been employed there, the company has went through three different managers.

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional in your work. Stay out of employee drama. Encourage employees to improve in their work performance.

    Sunshine House Early Learning Academy Response

    Sep 27, 2017 – Director of Recruiting & Employee Relations

    With the pros you mention of decent pay, great location, flexible hours and an open, friendly environment, we are surprised and saddened to see a 1-star review for a school with a 3-Star Quality... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Regional Director of Operations in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sunshine House Early Learning Academy full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have worked with The Sunshine House for 13 years. I have immensely experienced career advancement and growth opportunities within the company. The family environment and supportive culture ensures your success in the workplace. I have grown professionally and personally at The Sunshine House. The culture has helped me flourish, thrive, and develop in unimaginable ways. I am proud to be a part of The Sunshine House family.

    Cons

    None - grateful to be apart of such an awesome company!

    Advice to Management

    Thank YOU!


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