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
On November 10, 2020, the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation partnered with the North Carolina Restaurant Association to present a panel discussion about how family-friendly workplace practices help employers in…
(And How Employers Can Keep Them) September of 2020 saw over a million Americans leave the workforce, meaning they have left jobs and are not looking for new work. Of…
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…
- 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