The only downside to this work is the compensation isn't enough for the amount and type of work involved. The best part is working with the children that regular the YMCA Childwatch. I was blessed to build relationships with the children and their parents. A rewarding job.
they treat customers with respect and they do not cuss at anyone and they do not disrespect people and they are nice and kind to the co-workers and they are the number one place you should go to it is really good and they will take care of you. and you should
For the short amount of time there I learned a lot of valuable life lessons. Management was a bit out of touch with reality and often show favoritism. The most enjoyable part was the children and co-workers.
I have worked at the YMCA for many years now. I have seen children come as 6-week old infants and still coming as 11/12-year-old children. It is amazing to see the children and how they grow as you interact with them.
The YMCA was a place that was a good place to work if you were just starting out to look for a job working in childcare. And the reason for that was because the lack of funding for the program at that time.
This was one of the worst jobs I have ever had. After working there for almost two years, I was continuously told that I would have a job review and a raise, yet never got one.
Everyone of the upper management staff were simply petty. They walked around just "looking" for a reason to call you into the office. The turnover, and the employee moral was terrible.
it was a very boring work environment. the only thing good about it was the cute babies and kids. other than that, the management was a nightmare and the summer camp was so unorganized and all over the place. the money is not good, not worth the work, not enough hours provided.
I would first begin the day early and relieve the people who opened the daycare for their lunch break. I would work with one other teacher and watch and change the children when they arrived. Do required paperwork o start the day off then get them ready for breakfast. Do activities till lunch, usually take my lunch break then be back for nap time. Put the children to sleep then continue activities and play time till they left home. I learned how to change, feed, and have patience with children, and how to fill out paperwork. The management was a bit hectic due to a low count of workers. The workplace culture seemed tense and stressful. The hardest part of the job was trying to follow a set schedule with an unorganized team. The most enjoyable job was of course taking care of the children.
short breaks sometimes, not enough pay, lazy workers
I worked for their after school prgram and it was a fast pace strict program that was enjoyable. I would watch after elemantary school children after school had finished. I helped them with there Homework and played games with them.