What We Do
Through our five distinct yet supportive programs, Guilford Child Development (GCD) provides services that help individuals, families, and communities overcome life challenges and achieve future success.
Head Start/Early Head Start
GCD’s Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) is the largest single county Head Start/Early Head Start program in North Carolina, providing a quality preschool education and family services to more than 1,200 at-risk young children (ages 0-5) and their families, through twelve five-star rated centers located in Greensboro and High Point. GCD operates ten of only fifteen (15) full-day child development centers in Guilford County that are accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. Learn more »
Regional Child Care Resources & Referral
Over 4,000 children and families receive child care referral services in a three-county region (Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham), and nutritional services in 46 North Carolina counties through GCD’s Regional Child Care Resources & Referral (RCCR&R) program, including online child care search tools, online referral requests, parent counseling, child care financial assistance/scholarships, child care provider training, and employer child care services. Learn more »
Catering for Kids
Our Catering for Kids (CFK) program now serves over 1,200 nutritious, culturally diverse meals daily to low-income children at all of our GCD centers and other child development centers throughout Guilford County. Learn more »
Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) is an evidence-based nurse home visitation program, which has been replicated in twenty states drawing national recognition for its positive outcomes. NFP provides nurse home visitation to low-income, first-time mothers. A nurse home visitor educates the mother about the growth and development of her baby and helps her become more self sufficient. Learn more »
Learning Together Family Literacy
The Learning Together Family Literacy (LT) program integrates four key components of family literacy (adult education, early childhood education, parent training, and parent-child together time) to create a lifelong love of learning for immigrant/refugee families in Guilford County, as they work to accomplish and sustain their educational and vocational goals and social advancement. Learn more »
Family Success Center / Family Opportunity Center
The Family Success Center is an integrated services program funded by United Way of Greater Greensboro to help low-income families. It offers GED, job training, financial literacy, and health and wellness classes to adults. To address barriers to participation, the program offers free child care to children 6 months-5 years, free transportation vouchers, and meals at each class.
Similarly, the Family Opportunity Center serves the High Point Community with job training, GED, and financial literacy classes. Child care and bus passes are offered to participants. All services are free!