It can be physically and emotionally challenging. It is important to take care of our people and let them know we care. While our daily mission is to Have FUN, we’ve created several additional programs that add to our positive culture.
Ernie & Bert
We provide clear wage (Ernie) and benefit (Bert) information to our Fun Crew members so you know what you need to do to accomplish the next step in your professional growth and what you will receive when you get there. Our benefits vary by level and include free Memberships, discounted child care, insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, free lunch and discounts at area businesses – to name just a few.
Our Way2Bee Employee Recognition program provides a way for us to recognize Fun Crew for specific events, hard work and general situations that exemplify our mission statement. All recognized employees have a chance to win a prize each month, attend lunch or dinner gatherings, and are entered in to win a GRAND PRIZE at the end of each year.
Each year, we host The Odies – a formal award dinner and ceremony for employees and their spouses & significant others. Employees vote for their peers in five categories: Chief Fun Officer, Educator of the Year, Coach, Service and Mr. or Ms. O2B Kids. We also honor our new Founders Club inductees – Fun Crew members who have been with O2B Kids for ten years – and create a scholarship in their name. This is a beautiful evening spent in a beautiful venue with family and friends. It reminds us all of the important work that we do.
Think Purple Annual Conference
Our annual THINK PURPLE Conference brings together employees from all locations for a day of learning and laughing. We model the day after a typical conference with four to five learning sessions per day and a nice variety of educational sessions to choose from. We include a keynote morning event and our much-coveted Diaper Changing Contest – pitting each location against each other. Pride is clearly on the line! Add in free food, free trinkets and a free t-shirt – and we have the recipe for full-octane learning fun!
Sometimes…unexpectedly…a group of purple-clad Fun Crew members travel from location to location bringing goodies and good cheer to our hard-working front line staff. It’s like a moving Flash Mob letting our Fun Crew members know that they are valued. They may set up a smoothie bar or a back massage station, or they may deliver sweets and gift cards. It’s fun…and it feels good.