Early Childhood Development

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Family Services launches fundraising campaign to support county’s youngest children

Family Services launched its Raising Every Child capital campaign today in order to address Forsyth County’s immediate needs of the most vulnerable population, children from birth to age 5. The goal for Raising Every Child is $3.75 million. Since November 2017, the campaign has raised $2,811,027 or 75% of its goal from community foundations, businesses [...]

How will Universal Pre-K benefit the community?

by Vonda Henderson for Forsyth Woman Magazine (September 2017) Our children are our future. As a community and as families, we want to help our children grow to reach their highest potential. It takes more than just parents and good parenting. It takes extended family, churches, social/sports activities, and educational resources. Family Services is spearheading [...]

What happens by age 5 lasts a lifetime

by Rebecca Nagaishi In the past, children were considered ready for kindergarten if they could say the ABC’s, count, identify colors, and write their first name. New brain research is helping us understand that there is much more to readiness than the academics. Readiness also means developing a group of skills referred to as executive [...]

Winston Salem Journal Editorial: Cheers to Family Services
for landing a landmark grant

Thank goodness the federal government has come through with a $2.2 million grant for Forsyth County’s Family Services to start an Early Head Start program in September. Family Services was left out of the initial grant announcements in December, but the organization announced Tuesday that it made the final cut, the Journal’s Arika Herron reported. [...]

By |2015-09-06T22:20:39-04:00April 9th, 2015|Categories: In the News|Tags: , |0 Comments

Family Services Receives a Life-Changing Grant
to Bring 40 Jobs and Early Head Start

At 6:30am in the morning single father Melvin Blue wakes up his four and five year-old and gets them ready for school. Once they are on the bus at 7:15am is is finally able to sleep if he has a babysitter for his two year-old. He will sleep until around 2pm when he has to [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00April 8th, 2015|Categories: In the News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

All on Board for Early Childhood Education

Something must be in the water. There are signs in North Carolina and nationally of a growing consensus around the need for additional funding for early childhood development programs. An August 2014 poll of registered voters in North Carolina found that 71% support increased federal investment to help states provide more access to high-quality early [...]

By |2015-09-25T16:50:57-04:00October 20th, 2014|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments