Imprints Cares Celebrates MRBF Property Donation with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Note: This is Imprints Cares' news release about the ribbon cutting ceremony on May 19, 2022. 

Imprints Cares Dedicates Ready for School Center

Winston-Salem, NC, May 19, 2022 – Thanks to a generous gift from the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, Imprints Cares is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Ready for School Center on Thursday, May 19 at 4:00 pm at 2920 Reynolda Road, Winston Salem, NC 27106. Imprints Cares has supported children and families of Forsyth County for nearly 53 years, providing positive parenting supports and equipping children with the skills that they need for school success. 

“We are grateful to the congregation of Augsburg Lutheran Church who housed our organization at their community center for the past 50 years,” said Claudia Barrett, Executive Director of Imprints Cares, “We are equally appreciative to the leadership team and Board of Directors at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation who responded to a community need with such a generous gift, not only for our agency but also for the families and children that we serve. 

"COVID gave our team the opportunity to transition to a fully remote work environment, with staff on site in various parts of our footprint,” said MRBF Interim CEO Micah Gilmer. “As we were making that transition, Imprints Cares began looking for a new facility. We wanted to ensure the property remained in nonprofit hands, so this is a win-win-win – for both organizations and the families Imprints serves all over Forsyth County.”

Imprints Cares Ready for School programs serve more than 800 children annually targeting the needs of children (prenatal to 5 years old). Our offerings include:

Reach out and Read - Pediatricians prescribe new age-appropriate books to children from birth to 5 years old as part of the well-child visit.

Pediatric Parenting Connections - Family Educators are co-located in pediatric practices to provide onsite consultation and support for parents of young children. Common concerns include: breast feeding support, positive parenting techniques, developmental delays, sleep issues.

Pediatric Parenting Connections: Young Mom's Program - An intensive health-to-home initiative designed to support young moms ages 14-21 through the Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Birthing Center.

Book Babies - Low intensive home visiting that combines literacy coaching with the delivery of age appropriate books.

Parents as Teachers - Intensive home visiting program that promotes positive parenting and the social/emotional development of young children.

Family, Friends and Neighbors - Family educators support informal in-home childcare providers and offer critical tools to enhance both the learning environment and child development.

Founded in 1969, Imprints Cares is an early childhood education nonprofit in Forsyth County, NC which helps to break the cycle of poverty and provides families with the tools that they need to raise children who are ready to face the academic challenges of school. Imprints Cares Ready for School programs target the needs of children in poverty (birth to 5 years). Imprints Cares also offers Expanded Learning Services (before and after school, summer enrichment, and tutoring) to school age children. For more information, visit


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