Full Time = working a minimum of 30 hours per week
(does not apply to seasonal, temporary employees such as college students or professionals hired for summer only)

Health, Dental and Vision Insurance is effective the first day of permanent full time employment. Employee contribution to Health Insurance premium is 35% of the monthly premium. The employee contribution to Dental Insurance is 50% of the monthly premium. Vision coverage is also available to full time employees. It is a voluntary insurance and employees pay 100% of the premium.

ECDC Tuition Discount – Children ages 2 through 6 during the school year and 2.5 – 10 during the summer program may attend ECDC when an enrollment opening occurs.  Tuition for an ECDC staff member is 10% of the ECDC tuition when an enrollment opening occurs.  Employees’ children are placed at the top of the waiting list. (benefit for full and part time employees)

Retirement Plan – ECDC will contribute an amount equal to 3% of your salary directly into a retirement account with TIAA-CREF after two years of full time employment

12 Paid Days Off – Five paid personal days and seven paid sick days per 12-month academic year after completion of 90 work day orientation period.

5 – 15 Days of Vacation – One week paid vacation earned during the first 12 months of employment; two weeks of paid vacation earned from 13 – 60 months, and after 60 months, three weeks of paid vacation are earned.

9 Paid Holidays – Thanksgiving Wed, Thurs & Fri, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, Memorial Day & the Friday before, and the 4th of July.

Winter Break – ECDC is closed for two weeks for the Christmas/Winter Holiday; employees are paid for these two weeks.

Ongoing Bonus Program based on years of service.

Paid Bereavement Time

Professional Development Benefit – up to $300 for course tuition towards one early childhood college or relevant college course per year. Other professional development opportunities including conferences, seminars and workshops. All ECDC teachers participate in a minimum of 20 hours of professional development each year. (paid for by ECDC and benefit for full and part time employees)

Free ECDC lunches (benefit for full and part time employees)


  • Payroll is distributed bi-weekly by direct deposit.
  • ECDC is open on Labor Day due to classes in session at the University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College. All ECDC staff members work on Labor Day.
  • Orientation and training is provided for all new teachers and program staff. ECDC pays for required criminal history check, drug screen, physical, TB test, and other pre-employment requirements.