ROCKINGHAM, N.C. — North Carolina's largest early-child development program is expanding into Rockingham County.
Guilford Child Development announced plans Thursday to open shop in the next few months, providing home visitation services and a new center.
Rockingham's population, predominantly a rural area, is more spread out and has less access to early childhood development programs like Head Start or Early Head Start, GCD CEO Maria Layne-Stevens said. She hopes the home visitations and new center will help fill the childhood development gap in the area.
"We will be supporting the development of young children ages 0-3 and their families to promote integrated educational skills needed to succeed in school and in life." Layne-Stevens said.
GCD said the Rockingham Center will provide jobs to those in early childhood education professionals and expects to be able to support 116 children.