Before & After School Care
for families with children in pre-K – middle school
As the largest provider of before and after school care in Forsyth County, Imprints Cares Expanded Learning program provides a safe and nurturing learning environment — including homework help and enrichment activities.
Registration Opens July 15
for the 2023-24 School Year
Monday – Friday
Mornings starting 6:30 am
Afternoons until 6:00 pm
Drop-in packages available
Elementary schools offering Expanded Learning Before & After School Care:
Middle schools offering Expanded Learning After School Care:
“We are BEYOND impressed with the staff. I teach kindergarten, and I would so understand if the teachers were exhausted by the end of the day. But no matter the time I come to get Addix, a teacher is engaged with him. They are playing games and learning. He doesn’t want to leave some days. I was so scared about putting him in after-school care. I felt guilt that I couldn’t be there when he got out of school, but I now see it as a blessing. More folks to love my little guy and help him to be the best he can be. You all are doing a great job and if your staff hasn’t been told in a while how much they are appreciated for what they do, please let them know the difference they are making.”
– April Fjeld, Kindergarten Teacher + Mom of Addix
What is the cost of the PAT program for parents?PAT is FREE for families. The cost of the program is covered by grants and other donations, so there is no charge for the families who participate.
Can anyone receive home visits from PAT?Families must live in Forsyth County, have a child aged 0–5 years, and be experiencing one or more family stressors identified by the PAT National Office to qualify for the program. If you have a question about eligibility for your family or a family you know, please reach out to Julia Barnes at 336-713-9742. Para español, llame a Maria Stockton al 336-713-9743
Who makes the home visits for PAT?The Imprints Cares' staff who make the home visits are called family educators. All family educators have college degrees (many have a Master’s degree), have been thoroughly vetted with extensive background checks, and have been trained in the evidence-based PAT model. Eight (8) family educators are bilingual, and four (4) are native Spanish speakers. Altogether, our family educators have a combined 65+ years of experience at Imprints Cares. Our family educators care greatly about the families they serve and want to help them and their children succeed.
Can families be court-ordered to participate in the PAT program?The program is voluntary for families. They can start and stop anytime they choose, until their youngest child starts kindergarten or they move out of the county.
Does PAT help parents with home schooling?No, we are a home visiting program for families with children ages 0–5 years. We help parents get their children ready for kindergarten by providing parenting support, developmental screenings, resource connections, and parent/child activities that equip parents to be their child’s first and best teacher.