Family Forward NC is an innovative initiative to improve children’s health and well-being and keep North Carolina’s businesses competitive. It is employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices — big and small — that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development.
Family-friendly workplaces have a strong competitive advantage.
The benefits of family-friendly workplaces are numerous and long-lasting.
To prepare our future workforce for success, we have to start in early childhood.
Families Have Changed.
But workplaces haven’t.
Seventy-five percent of US mothers and fifty percent of US fathers say they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs, or quit to care for their children.Footnote # 1
Family Forward in Action
As Parents Leave the Workforce During COVID-19, We Look at the Cost of Turnover Versus Family-Friendly Practices
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, 75 percent of moms and 50 percent of dads said they’ve passed up work opportunities, switched jobs, or quit working to care for their children. When…
As North Carolina slowly moves forward in reopening, it’s crucial that we provide our working parents with strong child care resources and statewide referral systems. The NC Child Care Resource…
In March of 2020, everything changed. Those of us who can work remotely began working from kitchen tables and sofas. We kept our children home from school. The world pivoted…
- Craighill, Peyton and Danielle Paquette. “The surprising number of parents scaling back at work to care for kids.” The Washington Post. August 6, 2015. https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-surprising-number-of-moms-and-dads-scaling-back-at-work-to-care-for-their-kids/2015/08/06/c7134c50-3ab7-11e5-b3ac-8a79bc44e5e2_story.html?utm_term=.bd7035932210. Return to footnote #1 referrer