On the evening of Monday, October 29, the Birth to Third Grade Action Network met at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church for a feedback session designed around parent leaders. Thirty eight agency leaders, service providers, and parent leaders met to review and discuss data related to Forsyth County’s early education system. Participants added to these discussions by sharing their personal perspectives and lived experiences. The evening culminated in insightful and inspiring small group discussions around what system-level priorities for early learning in Forsyth County might look like, with examples from other communities across the United States for context.

Tony Lo Giudice, Assistant Forsyth County Health Director, was in attendance and had this to say at the close of the event: “This was a great opportunity to learn together and capture the thoughts, experiences, ideas, and perspectives surrounding early education in Forsyth County. It was awe inspiring to see and hear the positive passion from the various community voices in the room.”

The event was co-convened by SmartStart of Forsyth County and MDC. The next event for the Birth to Third Grade Action Network will be a Provider World Café that will be built into Venture Café on Thursday, November 15th.

Interested in learning more about the Birth to Third Grade Action Network? Contact Adam Hill at Adam@ForsythFutures.org.