First 5 San Luis Obispo Releases New Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit

First 5 San Luis Obispo recently released a new, free resource to help workplaces become more resilient while meeting the ever-changing challenges working parents face balancing their jobs and family priorities.

The online toolkit is designed to help employers assess their current business practices, explore the many benefits of family-friendly workplace policies, and identify opportunities for change.

“Everybody wins when we embrace family-friendly workplace culture in our communities,” said Wendy Wendt, Executive Director of First 5 San Luis Obispo County. “Working parents are more likely to find a balance between responsibilities on the job and at home; employers are more likely to attract and retain talented and loyal employees; and children are more likely to thrive.”

The site offers a wide array of information and research on best practices, including but not limited to:
● Child Care
● Accommodations & Support
● Flexible Work & Scheduling
● Health Benefits & Spending Accounts
● Paid & Unpaid Leave

Click here to view the toolkit, and click here to watch KSBY News’ coverage of its release.

Children playing on a playground and text advertising the new "Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit"