Louis Finney | CEO


An equitable early childhood system that fosters an environment for learning, growing, developing, and succeeding.


To promote equitable access to quality, comprehensive early childhood development and education in response to the needs of our community.

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SSFC Communal Equity Statement

We are a public/private partnership corporation that works to ensure that children, birth to five years of age, are prepared for success in school and life. We believe all children deserve opportunities to quality and equal education, to be happy and healthy, and to reach their full potential. Smart Start of Forsyth County provides equitable opportunities to people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, religions, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions abilities, marital and parental statuses, ages, philosophies, and military or veteran statuses.

SSFC Partners

Partners who donate at or above the $1,000 level of giving receive marketing agreements that include a website highlight, newsletter recognition (1,000+ audience), social media recognition (2,000+ audience), recognition at key events, and more.

We would like to recognize our 2020-2021 "Tomorrow's Child" ($1,000)"First Generation Leader" ($2,500) and "Next Generation Leader" ($5,000) partners who allow us to make a huge difference in Forsyth County.

On behalf of the Board of Directors for Smart Start of Forsyth County, thank you for your partnership, advocacy, and work to improve our community.

Smart Start of Forsyth County is a committed advocate and partner to the early childhood professionals who are seeking professional development trainings, educator scholarships, coaching and mentoring opportunities, and much more. We provide accessible support and technical assistance to professionals by partnering with childcare facilities, and individual early childhood professionals to establish new childcare facilities, improve the quality of existing ones, and enhance early education offerings. You can work with us to prepare for facility licensing, understand the childcare star rating system, and incorporate NC Pre-K classrooms into your center. We endeavor to equip and empower you with the resources you need to provide the best experiences for the children with whom you work.