There’s much to do. To make high-quality Pre-K available for every four-year-old child in Forsyth County, we’ll need to improve quality in existing classrooms, create additional facilities, hire more teachers and help all teachers become more qualified, better compensate teachers, and establish an administrative structure to ensure uniform practices and positive outcomes in every corner of the County.
We know what needs to be done and how to do it. But to make this vision a reality, we need to call for support from elected officials, business and civic leaders, and people committed to the well-being of our community.
The time has come for Forsyth County to take this step on behalf of its youngest children. Because our future is currently four years old—and how it grows depends on us.
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. Therefore:
I support access to affordable, high-quality Pre-K for every 4‑year‑old in Forsyth County.
I support increasing the availability of high-quality Pre-K programs in our community.
I support Forsyth County Commissioners making Pre-K a priority in the 2020–2021 budget.
I value and appreciate our teachers, staff, and administrators, and thereby support compensation practices reflecting their importance to our community.
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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Spread the word within your circle of influence and through social media with the help of the Communications Toolkit which includes talking points, frequently asked questions, social media posts (post #PreKProud, #PreK4All), and more.
We encourage those who support high-quality Pre-K for all four-year-olds in our community to talk with those in their spheres of influence about how important it is to invest early in our children’s future. Our talking points provide valuable information to share.read TALKING POINTSDownload PDF of Talking Points
One of the best ways to help us spread the word about the benefits of high-quality Pre-K, the path forward, engagement opportunities, and events is through social media. Check back frequently here and on Facebook and Instagram for new posts to share.DOWNLOAD zip file
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With the support of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Pre-K Priority has invested in significant research to help understand the landscape of Pre-K in our community and chart a path forward. Find the summary here.DOWNLOAD summary
See what the Pre-K Priority’s research shows about the state of Pre-K in our community and how we can move the needle in Forsyth County in more detail here.FINDINGS & RECOMMENDATIONS
With the support of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Pre-K Priority has invested in significant research to help understand the landscape of Pre-K in our community and chart a path forward. Read the full report here.DOWNLOAD full report