Do you place in public schools and early learning centers?
TFT will contract with early learning centers ONLY. Our company prides ourselves on the training and orientation for early learning and will not be working with the public school system at any time.
How can we be sure that the TFT substitute understands our curriculum and can carry out the lessons provided?
Our TFT substitutes have experience with a variety of curriculum philosophies. We cannot guarantee they will be an expert on every aspect of your specific program. TFT instructs its employees to follow the curriculum and lesson plans of the school they are placed in. We provide each center a fact sheet that we send to our substitutes to help their success while at your location.
How will I know that we are getting qualified employees?
Our TFT recruiters do extensive screening and background checking of our applicants before they become part of our sub pool. They conduct 3 very thorough interviews with the applicants; obtain their background checks; make sure that their health screening (where applicable) and TB testing are completed; verify their transcripts and E.C.E. course work; validate the authenticity of their educational certificates if they are from foreign institutions; verify their employment record, etc. In addition, TFT requires each applicant to go through an on-site 3 day orientation session at a childcare center that covers every important aspect of each age level of the child care work environment. As standard practice, we will email you all TFT substitutes employee file with all of the necessary documents to prove they fully satisfy all licensing requirements.
Can we place orders after hours?
Yes. You can place a request on our website or leave a message with our staff recruiter.
How does the substitute hours get clocked?
Every TFT employee has an app on their phone that they clock in and out with. The employee electronic timecard that is entered based on their clock in/out and placement requested will get approved before employee gets paid and center gets billed.
How do the centers get billed?
Every 2 weeks the centers will get an invoice based on the substitute teachers hours worked. These invoices are due upon receipt.
What costs will I save by using TFT?
When you use a teacher from TFT it is usually because you have an absence with a current team member on your staff. If you were to fill that vacancy yourself you would incur all of the following costs:
- Director Hourly Wage
- Payroll taxes (Social Security, Medicare, Federal UI, State UI, etc.)
- Benefit Costs
- Paid Vacation
- Work Comp Premiums
In addition to avoiding all of the above costs, using TFT will also save you money by reducing over-time for your staff, costly employment ads in the newspaper, reducing your payroll processing costs, and allowing you to easily adjust your staffing levels to match fluctuating enrollment.
How quickly can you fulfill an order for a substitute?
We try and get a substitute placed as soon as we can. Of course, the more advance notice you can give, the higher the likelihood of finding an exact match for your request.
Will I be under some obligation to use your service, if I sign up now?
No, there is no obligation. Signing a contract is absolutely FREE. It does not commit you to using our services for any period of time. It just allows TFT to complete some necessary paperwork and lay out our policies and procedures as you use our company. If you have a contract signed, and you have a staffing need, all your paperwork will be in place so we can respond to your request immediately.