The Pre-K priority Webinar series

Quality and Quantity in Pre-K

What are the components of a high-quality Pre-K classroom? Why does high-quality make such a big difference in getting children ready to succeed in school? How is it that Forsyth County receives so little state and local funding for Pre-K in comparison with other counties?

Join us for the answers to these and other questions about the status of high-quality Pre-K in our community. This webinar is moderated by Bob Feikema, President & CEO of Family Services. Panelists include Dr. Beth Day-Hairston, Chair of the Department of Education at Winston-Salem State University; Carla Garrett, Title I Preschool Consultant in the Office of Early Learning, NC Department of Public Instruction; and Louis Finney, CEO of Smart Start of Forsyth County.

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Educational Equity Panel Discussion

On Tuesday, September 22, 2020 we heard from members of The Pre-K Priority along with state and local community leaders as they discuss equity, quality, Forsyth County statistics, and the economy as it relates to Pre-K. This webinar is moderated by Shenell Thompson, Senior Program Officer at the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust. Panelists include Kellie Easton, Executive Director of Action4Equity, Dr. Ebonyse Mead, President of the Educational Equity Institute, and Bob Feikema, CEO of Family Services.

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focus on four

Focus on Four

Educators, parents, and community leaders discuss the importance of Pre‑K.

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