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Compensation and Benefits Plan for a Daycare Teacher For any career or job. there is no strong drive for the employees to deliver their best in the workplace. The position that is considered for the study by the learning team is that of a daycare teacher. compensation and benefits are vital components. The team performed a thorough job analysis to come up with the appropriate compensation and benefits plan for the position. experience and tasks that need to be accomplished vary with the job. Job Analysis and Descriptions: Daycare Teacher The main objective of job analysis is to identify the skills necessary to perform the job and the job specific requirements. Without an appealing compensation and benefits package. It is the responsibility of the employer to arrive at the right value of the compensation and benefits as the level of education. For the position of the day .
. it helps determine whether the standard expected by the center is matched by the performance of the day care teachers. the person will be instructing the children in a closed classroom environment. The institution must however qualify the person for work related to pre-school children (Salary.com (2011) states that the national average salary for daycare teachers is $27. There are other qualifications that should be met by the applicant like the Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or a teaching certificate from any accredited institution.care teacher.711. analyzed and reflected in the job description are as follows. and it becomes very important that the young children in the class effectively learn in a well maintained classroom. The specifics of the job that ought to be identified. 2011). patience.com. and the commitment to imparting knowledge to the children.944 whereas the average national salary is $40.61 (Social Security Online. As part of the profile. creative approach. 2011). The teachers also have to get in touch with the parents periodically through conferences and reports (Salary. the responsibility of the personnel in charge of hiring potential people must perform a thorough job analysis of the teachers present on staff. Also. 2009). ability to create rapport with the children. Salary.com. This is needed to ascertain the need for additional qualifications. Thus the person applying for the position of daycare teacher must be willing to settle for a salary below the average national salary.
he or she is picked for the job (Salary.com. 2011). positive character. a salary is given. National Child Care Association (2002) highlights studies done on early education workforce carried out at both country and state levels. The basic forms of compensation include wages. Spring. and impressed as a very outward. These studies point to the fact that the daycare teachers are paid salaries that do not justify their education or responsibility.com. Another form of compensation is the benefits pack that is given to the employee in return for the contributions made to the organization (Kinne. submit proofs of the education qualifications. salaries. The applicant must clear the background test. otherwise an hourly wage is provided. the employee is strongly motivated by the compensation as it is the return for the value added to the organization.Any profession that necessitates the working around young children like daycare teaching requires a passed background check (Salary. Compensation and Benefits Plan: Daycare Teacher In any profession. position. This calls for highly skilled and compensated teachers to set up . tips and commissions. In case the salary. healthy and standard environment in these early care and education programs. The children get to learn in a safe. This is very different from the other professions where the compensation is largely dependent on the level of professional growth and experience. The pay for the daycare teachers is usually dependent on the work setting that they work in. duties and experience are on par with that of a public school teacher. 2010). 2011).
This results inevitably in the teacher resigning from their position.944. and trusting for a long term in life [and] counter influence on the child’s overall growth and performance in the school (ChildCare. vacation leave and paid holidays. The PTO sends out a pleasant message to the employees that their need to take . 2004). When the employers propose little pay and limited or no benefits. 2). For instance. para.com.net. The high turnover ratio among the daycare teachers is a cause of concern for the parents. to a position that pays better (National Child Care Association. compensation is considered ‘good’ if it is to the level of previously quoted national average for the profile which is $27. This then becomes an unsatisfied need of the child and the family.strong. 2002). 1-2). Sanctioning a sizeable paid-time off (PTO) plan can also rope in employees (Salary. para. 2011. PTO comprises the sick leave. Director of a daycare program stated “Encountering the right replacements is big problem as there are several ramifications to the multiple changes in child care setups and caregivers” (ChildCare. loving. sustained learning atmosphere. these programs concentrating on early care and education face hurdles in recruiting the right person. These effects may be anything from the lack of creating a relationship that is lasting. It can be concluded from the studies that an appealing compensation and benefits plan for a daycare teacher will reduce the issues of teacher turnover and create a sustaining a good environment for the children. 2011.net.
. Under the FSA. The organization can also increase the number of such paid leaves for the employee based on the tenure of service.M.time away from the work is recognized and approved by the organization (Salary. A touchstone benefits plan may incorporate benefits of health. There are also options of voluntarily availing insurance for their spouse or other family members through periodic deductions from the salary. This is provided for the employee who meets the minimum tenure criteria. the employees can get their medical expenses like co- . 2004). payable by the employer. dental and life insurance. This motivates the employee to be loyal and dedicated to the company. This is evident from the cafeteria plans which have received lots of acceptance from the employees. accident. A major draw among the employees in the cafeteria plans is the Flexible Spending Account (FSA). The employees can add to the employer provided insurance coverage with plans such as medical.com. It is also possible for the employers to leave the choice of the benefits plans to the employees as they see fit based on their lifestyle. disability. 1996). T. vision. dental and group term life insurance (Regan. The employees may feel secured and confident about the future of their beloved ones in case of any mishap because of the life insurance coverage equivalent to the current salary. needs and budget. Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) takes care of health coverage of the employees and gives them access to wide range of healthcare providers.
an employer funded retirement plan which is in accordance to the employee’s plan is very attractive. Though the plan proposed by the Day-Care center is appealing. This also results in more synergy and increased efficiency among the coworkers. The employees can avail to this plan after a minimum period of service. For those employees who are concerned with their financial planning for future or post retirement. there may be certain objections to parts of the plan. Possible Obstacles from Plan Implementation By providing the employees with attractive bonuses and perks. This leads to the overall development of the employee as well. .” (Gish. This contribution is made with the pretax income. Some of the other options that are available are discounts and/or free child care services for the children of the Day Care company employees. an organization can establish a healthy work environment and at the same time gain a lead over the competition.pays. deductibles. prescription and over the counter transactions refunded along with the pre-tax dollars. 2011). Employees who are interested in the associated fields and are pursuing education can be encouraged by the Day Care company by making contributions in the form of tuition payment.
“Employees tend to weigh in the money factor during the interviews even though it may appear to be a less important factor. This is not a truly funded health care. (Adler. 2011).com. (Obringer. 2009).” (Obringer. the employers ought to provide higher salary than the average national salary of $27. These may also be limited in nature at times.944 for daycare teachers. A point of concern related to the possible opposition by the employees is the choice of providing health care benefits via a health maintenance organization. or HMO. In order to attract and draw in more employees. The HMOs have mixed responses by the employees and the aspect that draws flak from the employee side is the co-payment in the office and emergency room visits. (Salary. 2011). the employees have to visit select physicians to avail the benefits and need proper referral from the authorized primary health care physician to specialists. “There are many forms of discrimination against the single/childless employees. “ (Collyer. Claims of bias crop up plans such as those related to child care discounts. At times the employees have to shell out extra bucks from their pocket with every visit they make to the physician. The benefits provided by the employers are usually of great value to married employees rather than single employees and this issue often stirs up discontentment. 2011). 2009). Some of them are the benefits where such employees are automatically excluded and benefits that favor the married employees in the workplace. Also. Another issue is the exclusion .
HMOs Explained. 2009.cbsnews.com/stories/2001/05/01/national/main288749.of part-time and non-teacher staff from the array of benefits provided by the organization. Collyer. Childless Workers Shortchanged by Benefits Plans? Virginia Employment Law Letter. Hillary J. Andrea. Conclusion This field which is infamous for high employee turnover can gain from well drafted and competitive compensation and benefits plan. Retrieved from: . Everything you ever wanted to know about starting a daycare center. needs a sufficient income to sustain his/her family too.childcare. It is very important that the employers and the employee settle for a good package. there may be higher drop out despite the good compensation and benefits pack. High level of commitment is required from the side of the employee because this is a profession where the average salary is less than the national average. The employee for all the passion for teaching at daycare level. Retrieved from http://www.net/library/caregiverturnover. Are Single. Reference Adler.shtml ChildCare.net (2011). Retrieved from: http://www. 2009. If the candidate’s dedication is not strong enough.shtml.
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