Founded in 1967, Guilford Child Development (GCD), in collaboration with numerous community partners, offers five family-centered programs that help young children and families in Guilford County North Carolina reach their full potential.
Mission Statement: To help young children and families reach their full potential.
Guilford Child Development Goals
Striving for Excellence
To strive toward becoming a model agency in order to achieve our mission of helping
children and families reach their full potential.
To provide family centered services by honoring cultural and ethnic diversity, by listening to families, and by making agency decisions based on their well being.
To contribute to the community through broad-based collaboration, effective public relations, and advocacy for young children.
To provide, at all staff levels, professional development opportunities, equitable compensation and reflective supervision.
To nurture the organization by a shared vision, focused leadership and sustainable funding.
To enhance Agency decision making, fiscal integrity and quality assurance by creative use of information technology.
To foster an agency culture that values the contribution of all staff members, establishes effective communications with staff and the public, and builds trust among staff, board, policy councils, and the community we serve.
In many ways Guilford Child Development represents the spirit of Greensboro! The organization’s beginning is rooted in action -- action that transcends race, religion, and socio-economic status to fill an unmet need in the community.
Originally founded as United Day Care Services in 1967, Guilford Child Development was started specifically to provide child care services for the growing number of working mothers. Its first licensed day care center, Hampton Homes, began caring for 20 children and was complemented by a food planning, purchase and preparation service.
Guilford Child Development now operates 13 child development centers throughout Guilford County. We operate four of only eight centers (public or private) in Guilford County that are fully accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Fostered by an active public-private partnership over the past 40 years, our agency has continuously evolved to meet the growing needs of a diverse community.
Today, over 300 dedicated employees enable Guilford Child Development to deliver family-centered child development programs for children from birth to age five, for pregnant women, and for fathers through a variety of programs including Early Head Start, Head Start, Nurse-Family Partnership, Catering for Kids, Regional Child Care Resources and Referral, and Learning Together.
Throughout our history, we’ve learned that being part of a firm foundation that helps children become healthy, respectful, productive citizens really does make a difference in our communities.
2012-2013 Board of Directors
Dr. Cynthia Clemons
Our annual report showcases stories of lives changed by each of our five programs and provides insight into the staff, volunteers, community partners, and funding partners who make it possible for us to carry out our mission.
US Code Section 6104(d) requires our organization to make its Form 990 available for public inspection.