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.
All children have the right to equitable learning opportunities that help them achieve their full potential in school, work, and life.
Investing in high-quality Pre‑K is a means of advancing social and racial equity in our educational system and enhancing the well-being and success of our increasingly diverse 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. 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 state and local governments making Pre‑K a priority in their annual budgets.
I value and appreciate our teachers, staff, and administrators, and thereby support compensation practices reflecting their importance to our community.
By signing this pledge, I agree that my name may be listed in publications of Family Services as a supporter of the Pre‑K Pledge.
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.
Share the pledge with others on social media:
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
Have questions about the impact of high-quality Pre-K or about our work? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.read FAQSDownload PDF of Frequently-Asked Questions
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
We encourage you to use our logo under the following guidelines.DOWNLOAD zip file
While you can take or share our pledge online, you can also print copies, take them to a gathering or event, and return them to Leslie Mullinix at The Pre-K Priority to be included in our database.DOWNLOAD pledge
For organizations who wish to show their support for The Pre-K Priority, consider signing our Declaration of Support. Return signed forms to Leslie Mullinix to be included in our list of supporting organizations.DOWNLOAD declaration
Consider writing your elected officials to let them know you support establishing a Community Early Childhood Education Task Force to develop both a near-term and long-term plan for increasing the availability of high-quality Pre-K programs in Forsyth County.Download word doc