DELIVERING ON A PROMISE
A group of local early childhood professionals comes together to form the Universal Pre-K Steering
Committee to explore how to improve the quality and expand the capacity for four-year-olds.
Universal Pre-K Initiative Steering Committee convenes a forum for professionals involved in early childhood education work to discuss the factors that need to be considered in creating a quality Universal Pre-K system.
Harvard University study finds that Forsyth County is among the worst counties in the U.S. for helping poor children escape poverty.
Robert Putnam presents his groundbreaking research on the “opportunity gap” and begins a
The Universal Pre-K Initiative position paper is published and shared with community.
Billionaire philanthropist George Kaiser speaks to local leaders about how Oklahoma introduced
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grants funds to Family Services to hire a coordinator to aid the work of the Universal Pre-K Steering committee.
Workgroups form and make a plan.
Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children’s Zone in Harlem, NY, teaches us that “what happens by age 5 lasts a lifetime.”
Community listening sessions are held at various locations to better understand the perception of Pre-K.
The Universal Pre-K Steering Committee names its effort The Pre-K Priority and launches the PreKPriority.org landing page.
Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust grants funds to Family Services for community-wide advocacy awareness campaign launched in fall 2019.
Pre-K Priority reports its findings and recommendations in “Building the Foundation for the
Future of Forsyth County.”
Third annual Raising Every Child benefit luncheon and community conversation with Dr. Ken Dodge.
Public awareness and advocacy campaign will launch on the community-wide,
long term benefits for child, family and community.
Will the promise be fulfilled?