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Preschool Options

Enrolling your child into a quality preschool program is one of the most important things you can do to prepare your child for school and life success. Guilford County offers many preschool options where your child can discover, solve problems, hear stories/rhymes/poems, build, sing, explore, and much more! Your child will enter Kindergarten ready to learn and to succeed!

Guilford County Schools

Serves 1,175 four-year-olds and their families in 75 developmental pre-K classrooms located in 48 elementary schools. Visit the GCSNC website to learn more.

Head Start / Early Head Start / NC Pre-K

Head Start/Early Head Start and NC Pre-K

Provides high-quality preschool education to at-risk children (ages 0-5) at 12 five star HS/EHS and NC Pre-K preschool centers located in Greensboro and High Point.

Head Start and Early Head Start

GCD's Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) program is a federally funded holistic child development program that promotes healthy prenatal care for pregnant women, enhances the development of very young children (ages 0 to 5), and promotes healthy family effectiveness.

NC Pre-K

GCD offers the NC Pre-K program, a state funded community based pre-Kindergarten program for four year olds. The program provides children with access to a specific curriculum and preschool experience to prepare them for Kindergarten and future success in school.


GCD operates 13 Child Development Centers in Guilford County, serving over 1,300 young children and their families.

What Parents Are Saying

Hear firsthand from parents who have benefited from Head Start and Early Head Start.

Licensed Private Day Care Centers & Part Day Preschool/ Parents Day Out Programs

Use our Online Child Care Search tool to receive instant results about child care centers, private schools, camps, family child care homes, before and after school-age care, and more.

Transition from GCD Head Start to Kindergarten

Guilford Child Development has a program for its 4-year-old Head Start and NC Pre-K children to prepare to transition to kindergarten. GCD also prepares 2 year-old Early Head Start students for their transition to a 3-year-old Head Start classrooms.

Read the newsletter below to find information about the transition to kindergarten process.