Guilford Childcare Development

Impact Stories

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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Guilford Child Development partners with Bennett College to open childhood education center

Alliyah Sims | myfox8.com | September 23, 2021 “Children are open books and you can pour that knowledge into them if they are in that environment, and this center is going to do just that,” Sen. Gladys Robinson said. The Martin Dixon Intergenerational Center on the campus of Bennett College will provide Head Start, Early …

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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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