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Every child deserves the best possible start in life.

Our child development programs help low-income families in our community put their children on a path to success in school…and throughout their lives.

In collaboration with our community partners, Family Services provides Forsyth County’s young children and their families educational, health, nutrition and social services that enhance each child’s readiness for school.

Since 1965, Family Services been the local provider of the national Head Start program for children from ages 3 to 5 years. In fall 2015, we launched the first Early Head Start program in Forsyth County for children from infancy through 3 years old.

Children who complete our programs have better problem-solving and social skills and greater self-confidence. They enter school eager to learn and better prepared to succeed.

Early Childhood Education

Children develop social and motor skills; language and literacy skills; math and science; creative arts and self-help skills.

Nutrition

Healthy meals and snacks are provided meet your child’s nutritional needs and support healthy development.

Physical & Emotional Health

Exercise and periodic health screenings are provided to ensure each child is physically and mentally prepared to learn. Various activities are provided to foster self-esteem. Families have access to prevention and intervention services, if needed, to address challenging behaviors and mental health concerns.

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Parent-Family Activities

Parent and family involvement in a child’s early development can make a big difference in a child’s readiness for school and future success.

Disabilities & Special Needs

Evaluation and follow-up services to help children with disabilities and special needs cope and adapt.

Social Services

Assistance with applications for food stamps, energy assistance, Medicaid and other income support programs.


For more information about Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Forsyth County, contact Family Services Child Development Program at 336.727.0617.


Annual Report

2014-15 Child Development Public Report