A guide to the research-informed workplace benefits that positively impact children and provide a positive ROI for employers. Includes sample policies, case studies, and concrete steps for how to get started or enhance practices. BPFC consults and trains employers.
Companies that welcome breastfeeding customers or employees benefit from lower healthcare costs, turnover, and absenteeism and enjoy higher productivity and morale. It also adds to a positive public image. Certification is available locally through BPFC.
BPFC is a backbone collaborator in the effort to expand high quality affordable early education; increase the number of homes affordable for working families; and connect families to frequent and reliable transit. Buncombe County and the City of Asheville have invested $4.5M in early education, housing, and transit as a result of the coalition’s work.
BPFC condenses and shares resources to help families find high quality care. BPFC refers parents to Mountain Child Care Connections for free, confidential information and to the DCDEE for a guide on choosing quality child care including an online search feature.