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We've Been Busy In the Community

The Be Early NC Community Fair 

Earlier this month, Smart Start of Forsyth County participated in the community fair at Bolton Park, presented and organized by Be Early NC, an initiative of NCEI.

The North Carolina Early Intervention Section (NCEI) is a part of the N.C. Division of Child and Family Well-Being. It is the lead agency for the N.C. Infant-Toddler Program (ITP). The Infant-Toddler Program provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to three who have special needs. 

R.O.O.T.S Bully Prevention Event

October is National Bully Prevention Month, and our R.O.O.T.S (Reversing Outcomes Of Traumatic Situations) Program hosted a community event, in collaboration with Best-selling Author, Cory A. Graves and the SFC (Strong, Focused and Confident) organization.

In Cory's children's book, The Bully & The Bullied, both the bully and bullied have an opportunity to express themselves from their different points of view.

This book is sure to spark conversations from both the “bully and the bullied” that we might put an end to bullying altogether.

Trail of Treats at Bolton Park

The City of W-S hosted "Trail of Treats" a family-friendly event this past Saturday, October 22, at Bolton Park. Smart Start of Forsyth County was a sponsor, and we had a table set up to give out free Dolly Parton Imagination Library book and, CANDY, of course!

This was a fun way to celebrate Halloween and featured  a "Hocus Pocus" movie screening at 7pm. 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Book of the Month

A warm, wonderful picture book that gently reminds us of the importance of respecting our natural world and highlights the joys and rewards of helping others.Join a girl as she helps a mama and papa bird build a nest in her bathroom, hatch their eggs, and teach their babies to fly away. 


Upcoming Trainings

Our Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) Team provides training, technical assistance, coaching and support to childcare providers.


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Pre-K Priority Has Been Making News

Recently, the Pre-K Priority has been making headlines for all the right reasons! Check out some of the articles below.

Forsyth commissioners invest in 30 pre-K classrooms with ARPA funds

The grant will go to Smart Start of Forsyth County, which will partner with Pre-K Priority organizations for various efforts.

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$3.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to support Forsyth County Pre-K classrooms

The Forsyth County Board of Commissioners approved $3.7 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds last week to support 30 Pre-K classrooms for two years. 

The grant will go towards Smart Start of Forsyth County on behalf of the Pre-K Priority, a collaborative organization working to make high-quality preschool accessible.

CEO of Family Services of Forsyth County Traci Ross said children that have access to quality early education go on to be more successful in school than those who don’t. 

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Some pre-K teachers will get better pay, some families more resources thanks to major chunk of county's COVID relief money

A part of the $22.7 million in federal COVID relief funds that commissioners awarded last month, the grant marks the first time the county has given public money in support of the Pre-K Priority, a coalition of more than 80 pre-K leaders and advocates working to improve school readiness among local 4-year-olds for the last several years.

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Fun Fall Recipes To Try


This spiced Instant Pot Apple Cider is what fall and Christmas is all about. Yeap, this Instant Pot mulled apple cider is sweet, warming, and fragrantly spiced, and as an added bonus, it will make your house smell amaaaaaazing.

Full Recipe Here

Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites a Fall Treat for Kids | Kid Friendly Things To Do

These are the perfect cute and easy fall treat for kids. Pumpkin Patch Marshmallow Bites would be a great addition to fall festival parties or just a fun after school snack.

Full Recipe Here