Rob Schofield from NC Policy Watch, spoke with Muffy Grant, Executive Director of NC Early Childhood Foundation (NCECF), about Family Forward NC, an innovative business initiative designed to improve children’s health and well-being and ensure our state’s business climate is competitive.
Family Forward NC is an NCECF initiative that promotes workforce investments such as paid parental leave, support for breastfeeding mothers, employer-sponsored childcare options and accommodations for pregnant workers. These policies support the healthy development of our future workforce and help grow a strong economy now through competitive recruitment and retention of employees, reduced absenteeism, etc.
Since 2018, NCECF’s groundbreaking work has fostered employer-led change to increase access to research-based, family-friendly practices across NC.
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