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.