Did you know that 70 percent of employers in North Carolina understand that family-friendly workplace policies are important, both for children’s healthy development and for their own bottom lines? And that half are looking to expand their family-friendly policies in the next few years?
Check out this 10-minute NC Policy Watch interview with NC Early Childhood Foundation Executive Director Tracy Zimmerman for a quick and informative overview of:
- NCECF’s mission and the strategies we use to help build a better birth through third grade early childhood system in North Carolina
- Why we focus on the first eight years
- The NC Pathways to Grade-Level Reading initiative to improve third grade reading outcomes and children’s overall well-being
- The Family Forward NC Initiative, which considers how corporate policy on workplace supports can impact children’s and families’ healthy development while also benefitting businesses.