Education Bonuses

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. will provide bonus incentives for the completion of college-level courses in early childhood education or child development leading to the completion of an early childhood or child development associate or four-year degree during the fiscal year of 2018-2019.

This incentive is to encourage teachers to complete college coursework, improve teacher effectiveness and increase facility education points with the goal of achieving or maintaining a 4- or 5-star rated license.

Educators must complete a minimum of 6 semester hours with a grade of “B” or better during SSFC fiscal year of July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.  In addition, educators must be employed in a center or family child care home in Forsyth County that is not currently under a child maltreatment investigation or substantiation.  Teachers that currently owe funds to the SSFC Educator Scholarship program do not qualify for a bonus.

Please complete this application and a W-9 form and return with an official transcript by June 3, 2019 by 5 pm to Vanessa Sawyer-Wilson 7820 North Point Blvd.  Suite 200, Winston-Salem, NC  27106.  For further questions contact Vanessa at 336-714-4379 or

Education Bonus Application

Required W-9 Form