How Do I Get My Increase?

How Do I Get My Pay Increase?

Read and follow the instructions below:

Once you review the communications regarding the Pittsburgh team rate increase (a copy follows these instructions), if you believe you are eligible, send an email to with the following:

  1. Your name
  2. Phone number
  3. A scan of applicable education credentials to verify and update your new pay rate . These can be transcripts, diplomas, and/or official certificates.
  4. Label the email subject line as “UPDATES: your name” before sending (ie. “UPDATES: Jane Smith”)

Do not send emails with the subject line “Attached Image” for record updates, education credentials or payroll increases – they WILL NOT be processed. 

All updates must be received by Friday, October 18, 2019. We can not process a pay increase without you sending your education credentials. Pay rate increases will be reflected on your November 1, 2019 paycheck. 

Transcripts, degrees and certifications (education credentials) received after Friday, October 18, 2019:
If credentials making you eligible for a pay increase are received after October 18, 2019 – your request will be processed based on the date the credentials are received and the increase will be processed the next applicable pay period Important to Note: Retro pay increases will not be processed.  

——— Original Rate Increase Announcement ———

Beginning on October 18, 2019, our Pittsburgh team is getting RAISES! 

Pittsburgh team, you are most valued and we want to reward you for your continued dedication and commitment to the education of our children. You spoke up; we listened and have EXTRAORDINARY news to share with you!!! 

Spread the Word

Spread the word with your co-workers, friends, and family about our new rates. We want as many people as possible to know what BSA does for our children, staff and families.


Additional Staff Opportunities & Benefits


There are internal BSA programs available to increase your pay and enjoy additional benefits.

CDA PROGRAM:  After obtaining your CDA, you may now be eligible for an ERA bonus through Keystone STARS, you can be hired for a position in a contracted classroom (Headstart, Prek Counts), and transition into the ECE Apprenticeship which supports with obtaining an Associate’s Degree in ECE. Visit our BSA ASPIRE ECE web page to learn more!

BRIGHTSIDE BEGINNINGS: BSA Beginnings is a 45-hour PQAS certified training that provides teachers with an introduction to the essential components of providing high quality early childhood education. Topics covered in the training include but are not limited to: Child Development, Health and Safety, Professionalism and Ethics, Curriculum and Lesson Planning, Diversity and Inclusion, Observation and Assessment, Family  Partnerships, and Classroom Management.

401(k) PROGRAM: This plan is a reliable and smart way to save for your retirement. Contributions to your 401(k) plan are tax-deferred meaning that your taxable income will be lower, and pay less in taxes, thus, saving you money. The most exciting part is that Brightside Academy will match 50% of your contributions making your savings grow even more! Click here to learn more!


Contact us at with any comments or questions.

— Jack Safer, COO