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To help young children and families reach their full potential.
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. From that first child care center, Guilford Child Development now operates 11child development centers, and we operate four of only seven such centers in Guilford County, public or private, 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, the agency has continuously evolved to meet the growing needs of a diverse community. Today, a staff of 315, enables 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, Learning Together, Catering for Kids, and the Regional Child Care Resources and Referral Program.
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.