Oct 15, 2018
Guilford Child Development celebrated Executive Director Robin Britt’s 20th Anniversary and Head Start Awareness Month at the 5th annual Early Childhood Champions Luncheon at the Koury Convention Center on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. This year, Guilford Child Development honored four local and national figures that have dedicated their careers to improving early childhood education: local philanthropist and child advocate David Hayworth; local foundation leader Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust; Dr. Kenneth Dodge, Pritzker Professor of Public Policy at Duke University; and national advocate David Lawrence, Jr., director of the Early Childhood Initiative Foundation.
May 31, 2018
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.
Mar 29, 2018
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.
Feb 28, 2018
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.
Jan 31, 2018
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.”
Oct 20, 2017
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.
Jul 31, 2017
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!
Jun 30, 2017
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.