Guilford Childcare Development

Aiysha Hall

Early childhood apprenticeship program addresses growing recruitment, retention challenges

According to a survey published in July by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), recruiting and retaining qualified early childhood educators has been a longstanding problem. However, since the pandemic, conditions have worsened with 81% of survey respondents saying that recruiting and retaining qualified educators is now even more difficult. Adding …

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GCD Success Story: Single Mom Finds New Job, Brighter Future

Alyssa joined Guilford Child Development’s Family Success Center in the summer of 2019. The high school graduate and mother of one expressed an interest in career development, but after talking with Melissa Tearry, her Family Success Center Career Coach, it was determined that Alyssa needed more. “I realized that she was underemployed,” Melissa said. “Where …

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Guilford Child Development Welcomes New Head Start Program Director

Guilford Child Development recently hired Martha Durhal to serve as Director of its Head Start/Early Head Start program which serves more than 1,100 children in Guilford County.   As Director, Martha will oversee all aspects of the agency’s Head Start/Early Head Start program, which includes the operation of 13 childcare centers throughout Greensboro and High …

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A Glimpse into the Work of Family Success Center Career Coach Melissa Tearry

Where did you attend school? I graduated from UNCG with a degree in Human Development & Family Studies. I’ll be graduating from UNCG in May 2021 with a Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management. What are your hobbies? For the last two and a half years my “hobby” has been grad schooll. Outside of …

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