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Employees recognized for exceeding their campaign goal

At a recent meeting of the Raising Every Child capital campaign cabinet, co-chairs Bill and Peggy Reingold gave high praise to Family Services employees for their outstanding support. To date, 93% of Family Services staff raised $67,848 to address pressing needs of Forsyth County's most vulnerable population, children ages 0 to 5. Nicole Alford, Counseling [...]

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 [...]

We must invest in young children to thrive

Opinion by Robert J. Feikema, President and CEO, Family Services As published in the Winston-Salem Journal, November 2, 2016 The Wake Forest Innovation Quarter is one of the finest examples of industrial site repurposing in the country. Twenty-five years in the making, it began as a response to an economy reeling from a devastating series [...]

Children learn best with full bellies

NATIONAL CHILDHOOD NUTRITION DAY BREAKFAST OCTOBER 17, 2016 Healthy nutrition is an important component to child development and to preparing for success in school and in life. This is critical for children of all ages, yet particularly important for young children whose brain development is rapidly forming. That’s why Family Services Child Development (FSCD) program [...]

The Benefits of Universal Pre-K

All children have an inherent right to realize their full potential. Yet, too many of our youngest children in Forsyth County do not enjoy the same opportunities for success. They are not ready to learn when they enter school. They start behind and constantly struggle to catch up. Too many never catch up. We know [...]

Child and Adult Care Food Program Annual Application

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Women’s & Children’s Health Section Nutrition Services Branch Special Nutrition Programs Annual Application Child Care Centers, Adult Day Care Centers, Sponsoring Organizations of Centers, Outside School Hours Care Center AGREEMENT NUMBER: 7093 Family Services Inc. and its daycare and Head Start centers (Sarah Y. [...]

All of our children need us — now

It’s a fact. Quality early-childhood development – or lack of it – has an enormous impact on whether a child will succeed in school and, ultimately, in life. Alarmingly, thousands of our Forsyth County children are destined to live their lives with crippling educational and emotional disadvantages, an all-too-frequent result of poverty. The rate of [...]

Funding Is Secured for Project to Help Families with Young Children Thrive

Family Services is pleased to announce that a collaboration of five leading community agencies has received grants from three major community funding organizations for a project that will improve the lives of families with young children in vulnerable neighborhoods. The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, the United Way of Forsyth County, and The Winston-Salem Foundation, [...]

Teaching with Intentionality

Spotlight on: Head Start Teacher Gail Litman By Michelle Melton Children and families in Head Start have a big job. They need to get ready for Kindergarten. Our 56 Head Start teachers have a big job, too. They provide customized learning experiences that enhance the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of at-risk young children, [...]

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Strengthening relationships between fathers and children

Event Photo Gallery Every father wants to be a good parent and role model for his children. On May 11, 2016, just prior to the start of the summer break, 53 families attended an evening event dedicated to enriching relationships between children and their fathers or father figures. Family Servcies Child Development offered the Father/Father [...]