Guilford Child Development

For Teaching Professionals

T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program

The T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Program offers scholarships to childcare workers to complete course work in early childhood education and to increase their compensation. It has four components:

  1. Scholarship
    The scholarship usually covers partial costs for tuition and books or assessment fees. Many scholarships require that the recipient receive paid release time and a travel stipend.
  2. Education
    In return for receiving a scholarship, each participant must complete a certain amount of education, usually in the form of college coursework, during a prescribed contract period.
  3. Compensation
    At the end of their contract, after completing their educational requirement, participants are eligible to receive increased compensation in the form of a bonus or a raise.)
  4. Commitment
    Participants then must honor their commitment to stay in their childcare program or the field for 6 months to a year, depending on the scholarship program.

Career Path for Teaching Professionals

Guilford Child Development provides you with an excellent opportunity to advance in the rewarding field of Early Childhood Development. We offer a comprehensive continuing education program with salary increases as you progress. We also connect you with scholarship programs that can help cover your education costs. Read further to discover how GCD guides you along the path to an exciting and fulfilling career in Early Childhood Development.


Center Director and Teacher Career Path Brochure

Qualifications and requirements include

GCD Center Director

  • Minimum BA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education and Administration

GCD Head Start Teacher

  • Minimum BA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education
  • BK License (NC Pre-K teachers only)

Other GCD Teaching Positions


Other GCD Teaching Positions

GCD Head Start Teacher Assistant

  • Minimum Requirement – AA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education or AA out of field and an additional 12 semester credit hours in ECE.
  • Must work toward obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.

GCD Substitute Teacher/Floater

  • Minimum Requirement – CDA, Introduction to Early Childhood (EDU 119 or NCECC I, II) and 6 early childhood credit hours
  • Preferred: AA or working toward AA in Child Development/Early Childhood Education (ECE) within 6 months of hire (minimum of 6 documented semester hours per year)

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