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Get a sneak peek: Family Forward NC’s NEW playbook for engaging the business community.

How to Build a Family Forward Community

Webinar hosted by the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

June 29, 2021
11:00 am to 11:45 am

Register Here

You know supports like paid leave, high-quality child care, and accommodations for pregnant workers improves health and well-being for families—and children. But what about the business leaders in your community? Are they inspired to create change? Are they advocates for your work? Do you want them to be?

If you’re looking to inspire and engage business leaders and employers in your community, join the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation’s Family Forward NC from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. EDT on June 29. We will introduce you to our newest resource, How to Build a Family Forward Community, so you can learn how to access it.

How to Build a Family Forward Community is a playbook that takes what we’ve learned over three years of building our Family Forward NC initiative and shares it with you, with the hope that you will use it to make your community more family-friendly, too. It includes materials to: 

  • introduce you to Family Forward NC; 
  • help you understand your own state’s family-friendly landscape; 
  • and educate and engage employers in your state to inspire them to increase access to family-friendly practices that improve workplace productivity, recruitment and retention; grow a strong economy; and support children’s healthy development. 

Can’t attend on the 29th? Register for our meeting today, and you’ll receive a link to the webinar whether or not you attend in person. Watch it on your own time and share it with your team to learn how to access the playbook.

Since Family Forward NC launched in 2018, we’ve engaged with more than 6,000 employers across the state. We’ve helped public and private employers of all sizes and industries create and change their policies to make their workplaces healthier for employees and their families and to better support North Carolina’s children.


About the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation

Family Forward NC is an initiative of the North Carolina Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF). NCECF is driven by a bold – and achievable – vision: Each North Carolina child has a strong foundation for life-long health, education, and well-being supported by a comprehensive, equitable birth-to-eight ecosystem. We build understanding, lead collaboration, and advance policies to ensure each North Carolina child is on track for lifelong success by the end of third grade.

About Us

Lisa Finaldi, NC Early Childhood Foundation

Lisa Finaldi, NC Early Childhood Foundation


Emily Swartzlander, Family Forward NC