You will love our benefits!
Child Start provides competitive benefits including medical, dental, wellness, and more.
Wellness Paid Time Off
Employees who choose to participate in the Child Start Wellness Program will complete 30 minutes of physical activity AND participate in at least two other qualified activities five times per week
For each month that staff document completion of their wellness activities, they receive a Wellness Certificate that allows them to exchange 2 ‘sick pay hours’ for 2 ‘wellness hours’.
Staff have access to Child Start’s on-site fitness center five days per week.
Discounted Gym Membership
Employees receive a discounted monthly gym membership at Wichita YMCA. The discount can be applied to individual or family memberships.
Employee Assistance Program
Child Start contracts with EMPAC to provide a comprehensive program designed to assist employees in maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
Annual Open Enrollment & Health Fair
Child Start hosts an annual health fair in conjunction with spring Open Enrollment for health benefits. If you are interested in participating as a vendor, contact us.
Child Start offers bilingual compensation to part-time and full-time employees who use or are capable of using two languages with equal or near equal facility. Bilingual staff will receive compensation up to 5% above base salary.
Those employees who speak a second language fluently, who are capable of reading and interpreting Braille or who are proficient in using sign language will be granted an increase of 2.5% in compensation.
Those employees who speak, read and write a second language fluently will be granted an increase of 5% in compensation.
Student Loan Forgiveness
Child Start is recognized as a not-for-profit, tax exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Therefore we meet criteria specified by the United States Department of Education that allow our staff to qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, employees working 30 hours or more per week in the public service or non-profit sector can have the remainder of their outstanding debt forgiven after they have successfully made 120 qualified loan payments. Find more information on this topic, as well as student loan cancellation and discharge programs on the Federal Student Aid website.