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The Children's Courtyard Reviews

Updated July 27, 2018
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The Children's Courtyard CEO Barbara J. Beck
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Pros
  • "Teaching and working with children" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Children, families, fun, activities, summer camp, field trips and all the smiles and giggles" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is poor, People are put into the job with no training" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Long days, low pay, lots of stress" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard part-time

    Pros

    The children, some of my co-workers, and one of the directors were super nice and helpful.

    Cons

    Some employees who had been there for awhile and did not want to be there anymore, but had no where else to go.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees refreshed and happy. Happy teachers, happy children, and happy parents

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Nov 17, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback as a former employee with The Children's Courtyard. We are glad you enjoyed your time working with the children and staff members at the center... More


  2. "Pretty nice place to work"

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    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Preschool Teacher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I felt valued as an employee, I appreciated there being a clear chain of command in the office, employees received discounted childcare (which was AMAZING), and it's always a blast working with kids!

    Cons

    The benefits aren't great (although they aren't terrible, either) and you're usually always at max ratio

    Advice to Management

    Hire more floaters who can step in and help some of the leads who don't have assistants.

  3. "Children’s courtyard"

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

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard full-time

    Pros

    Get to work with children

    Cons

    None really any cons to say

    Advice to Management

    Organization


  4. "..."

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Lewisville, TX
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Lewisville, TX

    I have been working at The Children's Courtyard full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn and advance to a higher position.

    Cons

    Sometime the schedules arent great you most likely will have to work splits or have long days when people call out.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Management is the absolute worse"

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    Former Employee - Teacher in The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Teacher in The Woodlands, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The children are so easy to love, and you have weekends off!

    Cons

    • Overworked for the pay
    • Management attitudes are so disgusting.
    • They don’t like to help, and love to ignore you when you call for help, because according to them, “everything is common knowledge.” Also they don’t believe in hands on training. They’ll throw you in a room by yourself within the first week.

    Advice to Management

    I’d rather not name names, but the entire front office needs to take a class on how to manage staff properly.
    •Stop overworking employees
    •Work on patience
    •Treat employees how you would want to be treated

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your feedback. We can definitely agree that working as a Teacher in the ECE field can be enjoyable and rewarding when you get to see the children's bright and smiling faces every day... More


  6. "Loved the kids, but not worth the pay"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Mansfield, TX
    Former Employee - Assistant Teacher in Mansfield, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Children
    (Some) Parents
    Friendly staff
    Every day is different
    Flexibiliy

    Cons

    (Some) Parents, for example those who have children who misbehave but put the blame on others instead of working with the teacher to resolve the issue
    Low pay
    Managers pick favorites
    Huge kids to teacher ratio

    Advice to Management

    Don't over work your staff, put too many children in one room (even if there's two teacher and they are in ratio) sometimes depending on the children it could become difficult if there is troublesome group of children

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you have not been having a positive experience as a Children's Courtyard employee. As a company, we are... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good The buildings are good

    Cons

    Upper management is poor, People are put into the job with no training. I was given a school with 2 months of getting it they closed it. They had to know about it before they gave me the school. really messed up

    Advice to Management

    Do better!! Train your employees Be honest with the management team

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear you have left the company due to a poor experience at your school. We appreciate you sharing your feedback.

  8. "Teacher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard full-time

    Pros

    Enjoy working with kids .

    Cons

    Too much responsibilities as compare to pay

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks for sharing your review! We are glad to hear your experience as a Children's Courtyard employee was a positive one. As a company, we strive to provide a supportive work environment that offers... More


  9. "Terrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The children and most co workers

    Cons

    Management is terrible. Horrible upkeep. Fire alarm consistently going off, gas smelling issues. Dirty DIRTY DIRTY. Infant room doesn’t have heat so they had babies in cold 50 degree environment. Constantly trying to cut hours so they don’t have to pay.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down this place. Immediately! Parents and children deserve better.

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you have not been having a positive experience as a Children's Courtyard employee. As a company, we are... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Turn around!!"

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    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Employee - Lead Toddler Teacher in Pflugerville, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Children's Courtyard full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kids, some parents, and a few good friends

    Cons

    Management, roaches everywhere, ratios always over, some crappy coworkers, filthy establishment.

    Advice to Management

    BUY WHAT THE TEACHERS NEED!! Communicate with EVERYONE and don’t play favorites. Make sure babies get fed and changed. I saw breastmink (liquid gold) go down the drain. Literally.

    The Children's Courtyard Response

    Jul 27, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We’re sorry to hear that you have not been having a positive experience as a Children's Courtyard employee. As a company, we are... More


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