“Play is the highest form of research”

—Albert Einstein

PROBLEM

30% of families in Forsyth County live in poverty—
children living in poverty start school at a disadvantage as their health, behaviors,
and skills impact their development in their first 3 years

By the age of 3, children born into low-income families hear roughly 30 million fewer words than their more affluent peers

Almost 50% of children are behind when they enter kindergarten in Forsyth County—
children who start school behind will likely stay behind

1 in 6 children who are NOT reading proficiently in 3rd Grade, will NOT Graduate High School

IMPRINTS CARES SOLUTION

WE ….

PROVIDE and PARTICIPATE in 3,000 estimated Ready for School Home Visits annually

PROVIDE and PARTICIPATE in 1,900 estimated Ready for School Pediatric
one-on-one consults, pre & post natal care, and connections to services annually

PARTICIPATE and LEAD 500 estimated Ready for School connections annually through community chats,
group meetings, events, and child care center workshops

PROVIDE 3,000 est. books annually (& growing) in our Ready for Schools Programs—inspiring home libraries and literacy

CONNECT 1,200 school age children and 170 teachers, who thrive together in our
Before and After, Tutoring, and Summer Camp Programs!

PROVEN POSITIVE RESULTS!

99% of Imprints Cares children are rated as ready for kindergarten— they are not behind

95% of Imprints Cares parents read regularly with their children, at least 4-5 times a week

99% of Imprints Cares children have their own home libraries

99% of Imprints Cares families are engaged in community learning activities, group connections,
and talk, sing, read, draw, write, & play together!

98% of Imprints Cares children are immunized and show up for their pediatrician well visits

What is Imprints Cares? And what do we do?

We provide tools to our parents
so that they can raise their child in a warm, loving, and encouraging environment.
One in which they will thrive and grow with confidence.

We provide education for our parents….
a child imprints on their parents—we want that parent to be the best they can be, because—
A PARENT IS THEIR CHILD’S FIRST TEACHER.

  We provide health care….
by connecting families to health services that will
enable their children get set for school and life success.

This is made possible by our partnership with Robert E. Jones, Ph.D.,
Director of Wake Forest Baptist Downtown Health Plaza,
Westgate Pediatrics, and Winston East Pediatrics.

We also offer Premier Services for everyone…
Before & After School Programs, Summer Camps and Tutoring Services,  which allow us to
provide our programs to At Risk Families.

WE HAVE SERVED THE COMMUNITY HOLISTICALLY SINCE 1969