PAEYS - Performance and Education Yield Success

The PAEYS program is an education-based salary supplement program for in-home family support professionals. The program provides an annual award, issued quarterly, and is based on educational and performance benchmarks set by the Iowa Department of Public Health. 


Determining Eligibility


Salary Supplement Levels

Level Education Required Annual Supplement
  • Role-related bachelor's degree or higher
  • Bachelor's degree plus or including:
    • Minimum of 12 Early Childhood college credits
    • Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Certificate
    • Completion of the Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals Modules plus 9 EC related credits
  • Bachelor's degree with less than 12 Early Childhood Credits
  • In progress toward bachelor's degree


Interested in Learning More?

Contact a PAEYS Counselor at 515-331-8000 or 800-469-2392 ext 112 or  


Ready to Apply?  

Complete the application and submit via fax 515-331-8995, email:, or mail 5525 Meredith Dr. Suite F, Des Moines, IA 50310.