We lead …

… through our strategic partnerships with individuals and organizations


Larry Vellani, SSFC’s former executive director, addressing the annual early education professional development conference at the Hswthorne Inn in Winston-Salem, April 2013.

Smart Start of Forsyth County leads the effort to mobilize resources, forge partnerships, and shape public opinion in assisting the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County community to build and sustain an affordable, comprehensive, high quality system of early childhood development and learning.Explore the links on this page for more information about our work groups and collaborative partnerships.


Forsyth County’s delegation to the 2013 Strive Together Convening, Dallas, Texas, September 2013. From the left: Larry Vellani, Jewel Cherry, Doris Páez, Brenda Evans, Mari Fernandez, Nikki Byers, Chris Fox, Art Gibel, Prince Rivers, Beverly Emory, and Sharee Fowler.