It Pays to Work with GCD!

Are you an early childhood teacher or registered nurse looking for your next professional move? Attend our upcoming job fair and jump start a new career with amazing cash incentives.

Reserve Your Spot Today

Register for the 2019 Early Childhood Champions Luncheon

We invite you to join us for our annual Early Childhood Champions Luncheon and a special retirement celebration for our President and CEO Robin Britt.

Register Now

Guilford Child Development Announces New CEO

Guilford Child Development announced Wednesday the appointment of Maria Layne-Stevens as its new Chief Executive Officer effective November 1, 2019. Layne-Stevens, who has served as the organization’s Chief Operating Officer since November 2018, will succeed current President and CEO, Robin Britt, who is retiring in October.

Click here to

Helping Young Children and Families Reach Their Full Potential

Founded in 1967, Guilford Child Development has successfully continued a legacy of providing the building blocks for school and life success! In collaboration with numerous community partners, we offer seven distinct, highly-successful, supportive, family-centered programs that combine to help many young children and families throughout Guilford County reach their full potential.


Providing Preschool, Child Care, and Adult Education Opportunities

Guilford Child Development gives many underserved young children in Guilford County a quality preschool experience; provides regional information and referral for quality child care; offers a low-income, first-time mother a better future for her and her baby; and creates opportunities for immigrant/minority families to enhance their education, their socialization, and their literacy skills.


Upcoming Events

See All Events

How Early Childhood Development is Changing Lives

Also watch a GCD Head Start parent share how our program has helped her child develop and prepare for Kindergarten.

More testimonials

What People Are Saying

2013 Poverty Data: A Glimpse of Good News for Children, But We Can Do Better

Clasp: policy solutions that work for low-income people

The Way to Beat Poverty

The New York Times

What the Research Shows

Decades of neuroscience and behavioral research have helped illustrate why early childhood development—particularly from birth to five years—is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.

More about how early childhood development affects future education, health, and happiness

For Parents

For Parents

From pregnancy to early adolescence, we’re with you every step of the way. How can we help?

I am pregnant for the first time.

I need child care information or assistance.

I am a parent who needs to improve my English or get a GED.

See all programs and resources for parents

How you can help

How You Can Help

With your help, we are changing lives.