Initiative Seeks to Boost Pre-K Enrollment in Forsyth County

The application process for pre-K is underway in Forsyth County for both public and private programs.

A campaign is underway in Forsyth County to get more four-year-olds enrolled in pre-K programs. Led by The Pre-K Priority, the campaign recently launched a  new online resource to help families with the application process.

The Pre-K Priority is a coalition of community organizations and individuals that aim to improve the number of affordable, high quality pre-K programs in the community. They are currently a grantee of the Trust’s Great Expectations special initiative.

Education experts say that having one year of early formal learning opportunities will help prepare a child mentally, physically and socially for kindergarten. This is especially timely, as new data from the North Carolina Division of Child Development and Early Education tells us that enrollment in early education programs declined in the state during the pandemic.