CYFD Wage Supplemental Pay Program Information 

To provide education-based supplemental wages to low-paid teachers and teacher's assistants and family child care home professionals working with children from birth to age five.

Teacher and teachers assistants who are:

  • In a CYFD licensed or registered program
  • In a head start or early head start
  • In a CYFD PreK funded classroom

Applicants must meet the minimum educational requirements:

  • To have five credit hours of early childhood education classes or
  • To have 70 credit hours of well-rounded coursework from a higher education institution
  • To have earned less than $16.00 an hour
  • To be working 20 hours a week or more

Supplemental Pay Award Information

Awarded applicants will be receiving a supplement based on the regular hours worked in two pay periods a year. We will formulate early childhood education credits earned shown by collecting transcripts with regular hours worked. We configure awards using an internal CYFD wage supplement program scale. Awarded applicants can increase their supplement if they achieve more college work in early childhood education.

The program only pays out two times a year (January and June). The pay periods the supplement amounts calculate from are:

  • January 1–May 30
  • July 1–December 31