Early Childhood Education
Our Head Start/Early Head Start and NC Pre-K programs take an innovative approach to learning, and provide quality preschool education to more than 1,200 at-risk children in Greensboro and High Point at no cost to families.
Healthy Pregnancy & Parenting
for New Moms
Nurse Home Visitors partner with first-time mothers from early pregnancy until their child’s second birthday to offer pre- and post-pregnancy education, and to support mothers as they work toward self-sufficiency.
Childcare Assistance & Training
Our Resources & Referral team assists families across three counties with finding childcare and childcare scholarships, and offers NC Division of Child Development and Early Education approved training to parents and childcare providers.
Adult Education & Employment
Free on-site GED, ESOL, personal finance and enrichment classes provide a pathway for individuals to acquire the education and skills necessary to secure and maintain sustainable employment, and improve their overall well-being.
Family Literacy & Engagement
Combining adult education, early childhood education, parent training, and parent-child together time – our family literacy program supports the integration, educational and economic advancement of immigrant and refugee families in Guilford County.
Our food programs prepare and serve more than 1,900 meals daily, and support licensed childcare centers and family childcare homes with providing nutritious USDA approved meals and snacks to children in their care by offering financial reimbursement of food.
For Child Care Providers
As a leader in early childhood education, Children & Families First is also a trusted resource for childcare providers. Through our Regional Child Care Resources & Referral program, we offer a wide range of services to help childcare centers and family child care homes provide the highest quality services for families in Guilford, Randolph and Rockingham Counties.
Why We Do What We Do
Programs that combine quality early childhood education and parent-focused initiatives like adult education and job readiness have the potential to strengthen families and improve children’s chances of long-term success.
Children with access to nutritious meals are less like to have learning and developmental problems, and are less likely to experience long-term effects like poor academic performance, emotional problems and poor health.
Improved English and literacy skills can make it easier for immigrant families to navigate schools, health providers and other public and private institutions.
Head Start participants are 12% less likely to live in poverty as adults and 29% less likely to receive public assistance.
In 2019, 88% of babies born in North Carolina to mothers in a nurse home visitation program were born at a healthy birth weight.
Meet Our Donors
They Believe In Us
We are grateful to every donor who had provided us financial support, whether through grants, sponsorships, monthly giving, or other means.