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OrKIDStra Presents "Pete the Cat’s Train Trip" to Head Start

May 31, 2018

OrKIDStra Presents "Pete the Cat’s Train Trip" to Head Start

In May 2018, the Greensboro Symphony Percussion Ensemble performed alongside acclaimed storyteller Lorenzo “Logie” Meachum as he read Pete the Cat’s Train Trip to over 600 four-year-old Head Start/NC Pre-K students from Guilford Child Development at the UNC Greensboro Recital Hall. This is the 7th year of the program. The OrKIDStra program focuses on combining music and literacy to enhance learning for low-income students at Guilford Child Development. This interactive storytelling event included sing-a-longs accompanied by the Greensboro Symphony Percussion Ensemble as well as dancing, clapping, and Logie playing peek-a-boo with the audience.

Guilford Early Learning Collaborative Professional Development Day

Mar 29, 2018

Guilford Early Learning Collaborative Professional Development Day

On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Guilford Child Development’s Regional Child Care Resources & Referral (RCCR&R) program hosted the Guilford Early Learning Collaborative (GELC) Professional Development Day for child care providers.

Transitions Matter

Feb 28, 2018

Transitions Matter

Transitions are an important developmental milestone for young children and families. Research and experiences continue to show long-term positive outcomes that can be linked to the quality and effectiveness of young children’s transition experiences.

Parent Group Establishes Little Free Library at GCD

Jan 31, 2018

Parent Group Establishes Little Free Library at GCD

Families from Guilford Child Development’s Learning Together and Family Success Center programs have been working to identify concerns in the community, find solutions for them, and advocate or implement those solutions. This is called family service learning and is supported by a grant from the National Center for Families Learning. One of their immediate concerns was access to new books for both their children and themselves. This spawned additional brainstorming that led the parent group to the Little Free Library website, which provides a listing of small boxes all over the country that allow communities to “Take a book & Return a book.”

2017 Happy Holidays and Year In Review

Dec 27, 2017

2017 Happy Holidays and Year In Review

Happy Holidays!

2017 has been an amazing year for GCD!

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary at our Early Childhood Champions Luncheon in October.

GCD’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

Oct 20, 2017

GCD’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

GCD celebrated our 50th anniversary at our 4th annual Early Childhood Champion’s Luncheon on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Koury Convention Center. We had over 600 people in attendance, including approximately 300 staff members.

The Summer Slide Might Sound Fun, but it isn’t a Game

Jul 31, 2017

The Summer Slide Might Sound Fun, but it isn’t a Game

The “Summer Slide” occurs when children lose academic ground over the summer because they aren’t in the classroom learning every day. Families can help reduce this gap by encouraging their children to read!

School May Be Out, But Free Food for Children is In

Jun 30, 2017

School May Be Out, But Free Food for Children is In

When school is in session, the Free and Reduced Lunch program provides a significant number of meals to children in public schools across Guilford County and the nation! Similarly, the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) provides meals to daycare facilities for adults and children in qualified facilities. The Summer Feeding program helps bridge the gap between school years to ensure that children 18 & under have access to healthy, FREE meals over the summer.

Spring Means Summer is Around the Corner, Time to Think About Summer Child Care!

Apr 28, 2017

Spring Means Summer is Around the Corner, Time to Think About Summer Child Care!

The last day of school will be here before you know it (Guilford County Schools: June 9th, Guilford Child Development NC Pre-K: June 9th).

Celebrating National Read Across America Day with Learning Together Family Literacy

Mar 31, 2017

Celebrating National Read Across America Day with Learning Together Family Literacy

March 2nd was “National Read Across America Day,”
Which coincides with Dr. Seuss’ birthday!