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Guilford Child Development Announces New CEO

Aug 22, 2019

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.

Robin Britt Named Child Advocate of the Year, Most Admired CEO

Aug 1, 2019

Robin Britt Named Child Advocate of the Year, Most Admired CEO

Last week, Guilford Child Development’s president and CEO Robin Britt was honored with notable awards in both High Point and Greensboro. The awards come just months before his scheduled October retirement after more than 20 years with the organization.

PNC/Swarm Celebrate End of Season with GCD; GCD Teacher & CEO Honored

Mar 28, 2019

PNC/Swarm Celebrate End of Season with GCD; GCD Teacher & CEO Honored

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Guilford Child Development received many honors at the Greensboro Swarm game. The Greensboro Swarm is Greensboro’s G-League basketball team and an affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets professional basketball team.

Happy New Year! 2018 Recap and More

Jan 7, 2019

Happy New Year! 2018 Recap and More

Happy New Year!

Can you believe 2018 is over?

Guilford Child Development Hosts 5th Annual Early Childhood Champions Luncheon

Oct 15, 2018

Guilford Child Development Hosts 5th Annual Early Childhood Champions Luncheon

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.

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.