We are a coalition of community organizations and individuals committed to improving the number of affordable, high-quality Pre-K programs available to all four-year-olds in Forsyth County.learn more
We can do better. The Pre-K Priority educates and advocates across a number of key initiatives to address the critical barriers that keep more children from accessing the early learning environment most right for them.
The Pre-K Priority educates and advocates across a number of key initiatives to address the critical barriers that keep more children from accessing the early learning environment that is best for them and their families.
Not sure where to register your child? Pre‑K is one of the best decisions you can make for your child’s education and overall success. Take one minute to answer five questions, and we’ll help you find the best way forward.
In 2023, Forsyth County Commissioners and The City of Winston-Salem approved over $4M of American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant funds to support increased quality standards in a model cohort of 32 Pre-K classrooms representative of the Pre-K landscape across Forsyth County.
Passionate about teaching young children and creating the foundation they need to grow and thrive? If you are a high school student or considering a 2-year or 4-year program in Early Childhood Education, teaching Pre-K may be the right career for you. As one of a child’s first classroom teachers, you’ll hold a unique and special place in education—not to mention in the hearts of proud and grateful families.
Families who can access a Pre-K program of their choice are more likely to enter the workforce and stay employed—helping build a healthier, more equitable and vibrant economy in Forsyth County.
Childcare and Pre-K options in Forsyth County extend past public and private options. As our families go to work, many care for young children at home or prefer to leave them with family members or individuals that they trust.
The Family, Friends & Neighbors Caregiver Network (FFN) supports community members who care for young children ages 0–5 in their homes.
Nurtures a child’s brain during the critical, early years of life—academically, socially, and emotionally
Helps reduce the achievement gap; and increases test scores, high school graduation rates, and college attendance
Fewer children require special education programs
Benefits all children and has an even greater impact on socially and economically disadvantaged students and dual language learners
Allows families to pursue employment knowing their children are safe and receiving high-quality care
Helps reduce financial burden on working families (subsidized Pre-K)
Provides resources and support for parents/guardians early in their child’s development, and offers screenings to identify potential developmental and health issues
Children will become adults who are well-prepared for the workforce
Every $1 invested yields $7 in long-term economic savings
Reduces the need for tax dollars spent on educational remediation, social supports, or criminal justice
Ensuring that every child begins school on track academically and socially is one of the best investments we can make as parents, employers and citizens. I support access to affordable, high-quality Pre-K for every 4-year old in Forsyth County.
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