Early Childhood Education

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WXII 12 evening anchor Kenny Beck to host Family Services Wake-Up Walk & 5K

Veteran news anchor Kenny Beck will host the Family Wake-Up Walk & 5K, which takes place Saturday morning, August 26, from 8 to 11 a.m., at Bailey Park. An award-winning reporter, Beck has been recognized for his heartfelt stories and sports coverage, and his compassionate attention to community news. His neighborly style of reporting has [...]

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 [...]

Celebrity Chef and Head Start children create four-star experience

Event Photo Gallery Some of the four- and five-year-olds at Family Services’ Sarah Y. Austin Head Start were treated to a special visit by celebrity chef, Curtis Aikens, who was in Winston-Salem to promote his new book, ABC Soup: A Family and Friends Cookbook (Prospective Press, Winston-Salem, NC). Aikens is one of the original Food-Network [...]

Editorial: Preschool programs: Children wait for rare open slots – Winston-Salem Journal: Editorials

"Today, fewer than half of North Carolina's children, age 4 and younger, are enrolled in a regulated child-care facility," reported Arika Herron in a recent Winston-Salem Journal article. "Only about 1,300 of Forsyth County's almost 4,000 4-year-olds are in pre-K programs through Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools or in Head Startr or N.C. Pre-K, publicly funded programs [...]

Today’s Classroom: Preschool needs going unmet, but what can be done?

(Excerpted from Winston-Salem Journal, November 1, 2015) More and more, preschool experiences such as those offered in this Old Town Elementary School pre-K classroom are being recognized as crucial to students’ subsequent academic success.They are also in short supply. There are many other unanswered questions about pre-K programs. How much would it cost to expand [...]

Family Services Launches Forsyth County School Readiness Project for Head Start Children

Forsyth County School Readiness Project Aims to Increase 4-Year-Olds’ Readiness to Succeed in School Family Services has launched a new research-based project to improve low-income, pre-school-aged children's prospects of success in school. Funded by a grant from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the Forsyth County School Readiness Project (FCSRP) is intended to improve young [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00September 4th, 2015|Categories: Updates|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

Family Services Receives $2.2 million in Federal Grants
To Open Early Head Start Program in Forsyth County 

Family Services announced today it is the recipient of $2.2 million dollars in federal funding that will bring the Early Head Start program to Forsyth County in September 2015. Early Head Start (EHS) will operate year-round and serve low-income families with children from birth to 36 months of age providing critical education and development services. [...]

By |2017-06-09T10:23:45-04:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments