We value our staff and provide generous benefits as part of our employment package, described in the Benefits Handbook [link].

wage review

Wage review As an essential part of professional development, each employee’s job performance will be evaluated every 6 months. In combination with the performance review, each employee’s wage rate is reviewed at the same time. The range of wage increases is established by the executive admin team, and typically ranges from 2-5% annually (6-month increase […]


Deductions First Circle is required by law to make certain deductions from your paycheck each period for taxes. You may also choose to have voluntary deductions from your paycheck, like contributions for insurance premiums, retirement plans, spending accounts, or other services. Your deductions will be reflected in your wage statement. Taxes Required tax deductions include […]

pay categories

Pay categories Depending on your benefit eligibility, your paycheck will categorize your wages by hourly wages, overtime, or other categories of pay listed in the Benefits section: Regular hours Compensation is calculated by multiplying hourly wages by the number of hours and/or minutes worked in a particular work week. Overtime As required by the federal […]


Paycheck PAYDAY: Employees are paid every Friday. New employees will receive a paycheck the second Friday after their first day of employment. DIRECT DEPOSIT: You may elect to have part, or all of your paycheck directly deposited into your checking or savings account, or a combination of up to 6 accounts. The funds are available […]

hourly wages

Hourly wages We base an employee’s starting hourly wage on qualifications, experience, training, education, and job responsibility. All non-administrative employees are paid on an hourly basis. Employees are compensated for any time spent on the premises at First Circle during the work week.

categories of employment

FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: Employees who work 30 or more hours weekly and are eligible for benefits listed in the Benefits for Full-Time Employees section in the Benefits Handbook. PART-TIME EMPLOYEES: Employees who work less than 30 hours weekly and are not eligible for full-time benefits listed in the Benefits Handbook. SEASONAL EMPLOYEES: Employees who work during […]

excessive absence

Excessive absence Staff who are consistently late or absent place a burden on all of us, especially the children. Excessive tardiness or absenteeism, regardless of prior notification, may lead to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal. Staff members who have an unplanned absence of more than 3 consecutive scheduled days may be required to […]


Guidelines Like any business, we depend on our employees to operate the center. We rely on you. Our policy is to make fair and reasonable allowances for an employee’s absence, aware that a moderate amount of absence due to sickness or emergency situations is often beyond your control. If you become ill or have a […]

schedule changes

Schedule changes No change to the current schedule may occur without prior approval. To request a change to your current schedule, you must complete a Staff Schedule Change form and submit it to the director. Please note that no request is guaranteed. You should not schedule classes or outside activities until the director approves your […]