Smart Start of Forsyth County is honored 2022 Leaders In Diversity Award

WINSTON-SALEM, NC - The Triad Business Journal has named Smart Start of Forsyth County as one of fourteen leading individuals and employers that have worked to establish and advance diversity and inclusion efforts in their workplace and community. 

TBJ sought nominations for organizations and individuals who prioritized equality across all areas of diversity, including age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, and socio-economic backgrounds. For the purposes of the award, TBJ defines diversity as having people of diverse backgrounds in the workforce and in management. Inclusion means that those diverse people have a voice in the planning and operations of the company or organization and engagement across all levels of the organization. 

"We are delighted that the Triad Business Journal is recognizing our organization for advancing SSFC's work in the community toward advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in Forsyth County for all Forsyth County Children and Families", states Dr. Louis Finney Jr, the President and CEO of Smart Start of Forsyth County. The honorees will be recognized on June 23rd at N.C. A&T State University. 

SSFC would like to take a moment to thank and recognize our staff for working together to prepare for the Juneteenth Festival held on June 18th! Without their willingness to help, we wouldn't have been able to giveaway over 200 bags filled with resources to the Forsyth County community! 

We'd also like to thank the families and individuals that visited our booth! We look forward to more community events in the future! 

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SSFC will be having a R.O.O.T.S Day in the Park hosted by our Special Projects Director, Juwon Crowell. It will be held at Bailey Park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 30th and is FREE to all attendees! For more information visit our website at or contact Juwon Crowell at 336-761-4285 

Upcoming Community Events! 

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Smart Start of Forsyth County currently serves 13,117 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!

What's the Big Idea, Molly? written by Valeri Gorbachev is a book about of group of friends trying to find the perfect gift for a special friend's birthday. When they all come up with the same idea, Molly discovers the power of working together to create the most memorable gift for their friend! 

This is a great book to use when trying to teach children about collaboration. 

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) | IN OFFICE

Tuesday, July 5th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

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Those Wonderful Two-Year Old's | IN OFFICE

Tuesday, July 12th, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Preventive Dental Health Practices for Young Children | IN OFFICE

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

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The Importance of Schedules and Routines | IN OFFICE

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

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