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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 [...]

Friend request to POTUS

A "Friendship Day" emphasis resulted in a connection with the most important leader of the United States. In February, the Kernersville Head Start children, ages three to five years old, learned about the importance of friendship: ways to be a friend and how make friends with others. To take the lesson a little further, teachers Ms. Litman and Ms. Freeman helped [...]

Winston-Salem Chronicle reports on opening of Early Head Start

The Winston-Salem Chronicle reports on the opening of all funded classrooms for the first Early Head Start program in Forsyth County. In a news story, published March 24, 2016, Family Services President and CEO Bob Feikema emphasized the importance of providing high-quality education to children of low-income families, stating that "the educational investment into Early Head Start boosts [...]

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 [...]