Working with children is definitely a passion that makes the job amazing
Lead teacher of the discovery two's classroom (Current Employee) – Virginia Beach, VA – 5 March 2019
Kinder care offers an amazing opportunity to get to know children and their families. However, for the amount of work that we as childcare educators do in order to make sure that the children are well taken care of and taught, the amount that we get paid is not enough. There are times where we work 10 hours with 45 minutes to an hour of a break and it can become very draining and tiring. However, being that it is a passion, it has its moments where it is worth it.
Site Director / Champions (Current Employee) – Colorado Springs, CO – 19 September 2019
KinderCare Education: Champions is a split shift schedule. The hours that are worked do not allow for full-time hours and not enough time to get the desired work completed to run a successful program. When hired, staff is educated on hours that are offered, but these hours are not offered. With a split shift, it is very difficult to get a second job. Unfortunately, during my time at Champions, I have not learned many new understandings within this field. Unless a staff member reaches out for training and support, it is not provided. Most often, when asked for assistance, the management teams does not reach out and offer training or advice. The management is very difficult to get in contact with and don't respond in a timely fashion to minimal questions or concerns addressed by staff. The culture in an individual location is presentable, however, as a company, not collaborative in any sense. The most difficult part of the job is the desire to make the environment fun and comfortable for the children and parents, with a non-supportive upper management team.