Dear Community Members,

Smart Start of Forsyth County will be working remotely through Wednesday, July 20th and our office location will be closed. We are available to assist you during this time, but our office is closed.

In the meantime, please visit our updated website at and if you have any further questions or needs during this time, please email

Thank you,

Smart Start of Forsyth County

Smart Start of Forsyth County is pleased to announce the launch of our new website!

While this task was tough, we are excited to share the changes we've made to our website to make it cleaner and easier to navigate. Our goal was to make our services and resources accessible to more families and early childhood educators. To visit our new and improved website, click here and let us know what you think!


Forsyth County Department of Public Health is now taking appointments for the COVID-19 Vaccine!

When: Monday – Wednesday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Thursdays – 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Fridays – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Where: Forsyth County Dept. of Public Health

799 N. Highland Avenue

Winston Salem, NC



COVID-19 REPORTED CASES in Forsyth County

Last 14 Days = 1,772

Total Cases – 101,906

Total Deaths – 842


NC Cases



Please continue to be safe as you go about your day – wear a mask, whether you are vaccinated or not when amongst large crowds and where required, wash your hands, or use sanitizer when you touch shared items or surfaces, and stay home if you are not feeling well.



Forsyth County

COVID-19 Helpline

(336) 582-0800

Monday through Friday

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

R.O.O.T.S day in the park is sponsored by Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and hosted by Smart Start of Forsyth County to kick off our new ROOTS program. We are excited to launch this new ROOTS program that will help our community break the cycle of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and help local children develop strong roots with their families and our community.

Join us for a fun day in the park and enjoy music, kids' activities, snow cones, face painting, and much more.

Space is limited to 350 people, so click here to register!

Our Health Fair is a FREE opportunity for families to come to learn more about ways to keep their families healthy. The first 100 families to visit the health fair on August 6th will receive a free bag of school supplies. 

Families do not need to register but we need to collect information from our vendors to add them to our promotional materials. Vendors, please register here. 


Smart Start of Forsyth County has established a new partnership with Triad Moms on Main Street! Be on the lookout for more information. Click here to join their network today! 

Community Resources

Attend the 2022 Triad Minority Women in Business Expo on August 13th, 20th, and 27th in various locations throughout the Triad! For more information about the event and vendor opportunities, visit their website by clicking here! 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Smart Start of Forsyth County currently serves 13,020 children through the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Our goal is to serve 14,000 children in Forsyth County with a free book delivered right to their doorstep by the end of 2022. Thanks to funding from the North Carolina General Assembly, we believe that we can reach our goal! To share the DPIL program with someone else, click here!

Book of the month: Ladybug Girl and Bingo 

Lulu and Bingo are camping for the very first time and they are so excited especially Bingo. He keeps trying to explore on his own, and Lulu's family reminds her to keep a tight hold on Bingo's leash so he doesn't get lost. "Ladybug Girl would never let that happen!" declares Lulu. But during an imagination game, Lulu drops Bingo's leash for just a second and he runs off into the forest. This is a job for Ladybug Girl!

Preventive Dental Health Practices for Young Children | IN OFFICE

Thursday, July 21st, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Click here to register!

The Importance of Schedules and Routines | IN OFFICE

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Click here to register!  

Cross Culture Instruction | IN OFFICE

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Click here to register!

Preventive Dental Health Practices for Young Children | IN OFFICE

Thursday, August 11th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Click here to register!

The Environment Rating Scaled: Scales ECERS-R | IN OFFICE

Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Click here to register!