If you adore the joys that children bring with their creativity and ways of communicating, this may be the right job for you, but that's only if you're handling 1-3 kids at a time. Otherwise, expect to be overwhelmed and disgusted at all hours of the day.
First, you have to deal with parents and their varying parenting styles or the extreme monitoring of their precious treasures. Second, expect to feel overwhelmed by the number of children you must to take care of and laugh at the lack of staff available as the company's turnover rate is ridiculously high. Third of all, despite how much parents pay for their children to be in this day care and all the tasks and responsibilities you MUST handle, you're only paid minimum to $1.25 extra for being an educator. Imagine snatching a degree to only be paid a dollar over minimum wage...
There is no proper training but there are TONS of papers to read and sign. After all that, despite being one to take initiative and go over-and-beyond to exceed expectation, you'll be spoken down to and given improper instruction by supervisors and management. At least children are bearable right? Well, for those who aren't, expect parents that can be irritably terrible gossips and complainers. At least you'll have weekends off!
Most teachers agreed that the directors assistants were unkind,unfair, unprfessional and rude. They are still. It was so stressful to me and my coworkers. Many eces left the centre because of them. As well one class has 3 eces and 4×3, 6×3 and 8×3. More busy and crowd than other center with 2 eces in a room.
Great company, It is great for getting your foot in the door. My location was not too organized but for what the job entailed, I felt underpaid. However, this was before the shift in the minimum wage. I also worked on-call which made it hard to have consistent income.