So, What Exactly is Pre-K?

Every year more than 2,000
children in Forsyth County
do not have access to quality
Pre-K programs. By the time they
reach the third grade, catching up is
almost impossible.

#1 Reasons The science is undeniable.
Brand Architecture

Numerous studies prove
what was long 
suspected:
the first years of life 
are a
once-only window of 
opportunity
to lay the 
groundwork for lifelong
learning 
ability and positive
social
development.

Development

Fundamental skills linked to
self-confidence, attention span,
socialization, problem solving, and
self-control during early childhood
are enriched in Pre-K

Supportive and positive learning
experiences begin at home and
are strengthened and reinforced
with positive interactions
with other children and
teachers at Pre-K settings.

Pre-K isn’t daycare. It’s high quality learning for four-year-olds. That’s why all successful Pre-K programs share these special traits:
Highest Rated

All programs
are 
4- or
5-star 
rated

The learning
environment
nurtures every
aspect of a child’s
development

Evidence Based

Curriculum is
informed and
developed by
educational research

Children receive
healthy
meals and
snacks, and 
nutrition
workshops are offered

Are required to
have BA 
degrees
and 
early
childhood 
certification

Children receive
physician screenings
in dental, vision,
and 
hearing

Teacher-
to-child ratio is
no greater than
1-to-10

Family

Parent involvement
and advocacy are
required

Reason #3

Leading economists
estimate that every
dollar invested in
early childhood education
yields an estimated
long-term economic
savings of $7.

This return is even
greater in NC, due
to the high quality
of the NC Pre-K program.

Tax payers can save
up to $13 in future
costs of incarceration,
education, tax
collections increases
and public services.

costly special
education
placements in
elementary schools

higher graduation
rates in both
high school
and college

Dual language
learners make
gains at greater
rates than others

self-sufficiency in
the future with a
full-time job and
home ownership

dependence
upon public
assistance

long-term
medical costs

achievement
and skills gap in
elementary school
and beyond

chances of alcohol
or drug problems,
felonies and
incarceration

Children will
become adults who
are well-prepared
for the workforce
and military

Be part of the solution. Let's make quality pre-K education available to every Forsyth County four-year-old. It will improve learning results and benefit our entire community.
Family Services and its community partners need your help in raising awareness of the critical need for expanding high quality Pre-K learning in Forsyth County.
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For more information:
Leslie Mullinix
Pre-K Project Coordinator
Family Services
lmullinix@familyservicesforsyth.org
336.722.8173