Reports show the need for high-quality Pre-K here in Forsyth County and present us with a path forward:
The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Task Force was
established in the spring of 2021 to help determine
recommendations and create a plan for the implementation of a Pre—K system in Forsyth County to provide all families with the opportunity to enroll their children in a high-quality program.
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
Find out what residents of Forsyth County think about high-quality Pre‑K.BENCHMARK SURVEY
Read the rationale for providing high-quality Pre‑K for every child in Forsyth County.DOWNLOAD full report
Learn more about the perceptions, existing utilization, and interest in Pre‑K/preschool services for families in Forsyth County.download feasibility study
This report is a summary of the key findings for the full Pre-K Feasibility Study report.download feasibility study Summary
This report addresses the urgent need for Forsyth County to develop and adopt a formal community plan for establishing a high-quality Pre-K system.Download Equity Report
A Pre-K Task Force of interdisciplinary scientists reviewed the evidence on the impact of state-funded pre-kindergarten programs.
In this report researchers from Duke University evaluate the impact of North Carolina’s Smart Start (SS) and More at Four (MF) programs (now known as NC Pre‑K) on children’s outcomes as they progress through elementary and middle school.
A special report from the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) describes how Black children experience unequal treatment beginning at an early age, which contributes to inequalities in learning and development.
This research brief summarizes the most recent rigorous research for inclusion in the important public discussion that is now occurring about preschool education. When taken together with earlier foundational studies, the growing body of research on preschool both confirms but also extends the previous evidence in important directions.
A summary of key takeaways from Professor James Heckman’s latest research, this brief suggests that high-quality birth-to-five programs for disadvantaged children can deliver a 13% per year return on investment.
This report considers how a universal publicly funded Pre-Kindergarten program in the United States could decrease both disparities in access to early learning and achievement gaps at kindergarten entry.