Guilford Childcare Development

Our Story


Guilford Child Development is a non-profit organization that provides educational and social services to help young children and families reach their full potential and achieve future success.


Founded in 1967, Guilford Child Development (GCD) offers quality comprehensive programs for young children and families in Guilford County in collaboration with numerous community partners.


From our humble beginnings, a unique group of community organizations joined hands to consolidate into a single agency planning efforts to provide quality child care for low income families in Greensboro. The Metropolitan Council of Negro Women, the Greensboro Section of the National Council of Jewish Women, the Greensboro Housing Authority, the Greensboro Community Council, and various community leaders brought together a number of day care centers supported by the United Fund (now United Way of Greater Greensboro) into a single entity – United Day Care Services, Inc. (UDCS). UDCS’ services soon expanded to include High Point and all of Guilford County.

After two name changes through the years, UDCS is now Guilford Child Development (GCD), providing services to over 6,000 children and families a year through its six programs: Head Start/Early Head Start, Regional Child Care Resources & Referral, Catering for Kids, Nurse-Family Partnership, Learning Together Family Literacy Program, and the Family Success Center. GCD currently has over 350 employees and is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in Guilford County.

meet our amazing team

The Faces Behind our Success

Our Staff

Maria Layne-Stevens

Chief Executive Officer 336-369-5072

Larry Jones​

Chief Operating Officer 336-369-5019

Melissa Martinez

Chief Fiscal Officer 336-369-5048

Daintry O'Brien

Director of Development 336-369-5006

Mishawne Carrington

Nurse-Family Partnership Program Director 336-369-5080

Aiysha Hall

Communications Director 336-369-5001

Dianne Kirkman

Administrative Supervisor 336-369-5005

Angelia Lester

Public School Liaison 336-369-5008

Helen Lytch

Regional Child Care Resources & Referrals Director 336-369-5034

Karen Martinez

Community Partnerships Director 336-369-5074

Woodrow Pike

Kitchen Manager 336-887-0935

Rashad Rodas

Head Start Director 336-369-5066

Jaye Webb

Family Success Center Director 336-369-5060

Frank Workman

Information Technology Director 336-369-5009

Our Boad of Directors

Executive Commitee

Ralph Mitchell


Brian James

Vice Chair

Bonita Sherrod


Al Lineberry

Immediate Past Chair

Stephen Martin

Chair, Communications Committee

Yvonne Short



We are so lucky to have such a great board whose purpose is…

Dale Gertz
Mark Hagenbuch
Kathy Harrelson
Donna Hood, RCCR&R Policy Council

Stephen Martin
Karen LaParo
David Leppert
Kathleen Mitchell
Michelle Simaan

Justin Spradley
Toneka Walker

It takes big heart to Help shape little minds

-quoted from a loved teacher