Colorado Essentials for Childhood is a partnership of stakeholders who are committed to a future where children and families thrive in the places where they live, learn, work and play. Our ultimate goal is to prevent and reduce child abuse and neglect in our state.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Family Friendly Assessment and Toolkit

The Family-Friendly Assessment (FF+) launched on June 29, 2016. Many of you and your have already received scores and a corresponding family-friendly designation. We encourage all of you to visit: to fill out the assessment and please share with others that may be interested.

One of our goals is for FF+ to be a recognized designation throughout Colorado. A designation that employers want to attain, that encourages friendly competition to support employees in all stages of life.

We are currently looking for funding to build the infrastructure required to properly launch FF+. We would be thrilled if you / your organization would consider being an initial FF+ underwriter. Please contact David Shapiro to discuss this opportunity.

Additionally, the Family-Friendly Workplace Toolkit was released this summer. You can view and download the Toolkit at We continue to promote this resource throughout Colorado and plan to update it bi-annually. Feel free to share this well-researched asset broadly among your networks.