P-PM-01: Compensatory Supports

This measure considers whether facilities can provide an early learning program to provide formal compensatory support, including financial compensation, which encourages staff retention. This compensatory support must be offered and provided within the last 12 months. Below are examples of compensatory support:

  • Written wage or salary scale
  • Providing benefits
  • Paid planning time
  • Paid time off
  • Educational assistance
  • Employee recognition 

Providing employee luncheons or office supplies does not constitute compensatory support. 

Category: Category 3: Program Administration Subcategory: Program Management


In this section you will find videos, images, and/or documents that can be used to better understand this measure. These examples can also be used in conversations between mentors, directors, and/or teachers to discuss how the program's current practices compare to these examples.

Practice Opportunities

These resources include tips, strategies, activities, or specific tools related to this measure that programs can put into practice.

Staff Performance Evaluation

Here is a performance evaluation template for directors or administrators to document annual staff performance evaluations. Program leaders can use a staff’s performance evaluation to provide monetary compensation and to recognize an employee’s performance in the 12 months. The document will download automatically.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age
Teacher Referral Form

Here is a template of a form current program staff can use to refer prospective employees and receive monetary compensation. Program leaders can implement a similar referral program as a type of compensatory support to encourage staff retention. The document will download automatically.

Age(s): Infant, Toddler, Preschool, School-age