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About Us

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San Luis Obispo (SLO) County Family-Friendly Workplaces is brought to you by the Family-Friendly Workplace (FFWP) Accelerator Program, hosted by the SLO Chamber of Commerce, and sponsored by First 5 SLO County and the County of SLO. The purpose of the program is to help businesses attract and sustain a strong, inclusive local workforce through the implementation of family-friendly workplace policies, and is built on the belief that increasing family-friendliness is essential to support business success, grow our economy, and to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the workforce. The program will provide resources & support to all businesses throughout SLO County free of charge.


The FFWP Accelerator Program and FFWP Toolkit are both products of The We Are The Care Initiative (WATC). A grassroots effort, WATC arose from a desperate need for access to quality and affordable child care in SLO County.  Stewarded by First 5 SLO County, this Initiative is a collective of early childhood professionals, people from the business community, government employees and officials, and families who are collaborating to address our local childcare crisis. WATC believes that the suggested supportive practices increase organizational productivity AND support the physical and emotional health of employees and their families. We hope you consider steps to increase family-friendliness at your workplace. If you are interested in joining this initiative and to find out more about our work, that is available HERE or email us.

This website contains a summary of some of the potential options, programs, and initiatives your business may want to consider in developing a family-friendly workplace.  It does not discuss the legal or tax implications with respect to the potential options, programs, and initiatives. The materials available at this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact a legal and tax professional prior to implementing any of these programs obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem.


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A special thanks and acknowledgement to Early Matters Greater Austin for inspiration, content, and support in the creation of this toolkit. 

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