CCEP is part of the Human Development and Family Studies Department which is part of the School of Health and Human Sciences. CCEP provides a teacher training and research facility for the campus. It is a resource for community organizations seeking information on quality care and education for young children.

One of the main purposes of CCEP is to provide quality early childhood education to children from infancy to 5 years, regardless of ability level or economic status.

  • CCEP seeks to enroll a population that reflects the diversity of the Greensboro/Guilford County community including:
  • Children with and without disabilities
  • Children from various cultures and family structures

Factors such as age, gender, ethnic background and ability levels are considered in this decision.


A sliding fee scale is used so that families of all economic levels can participate in our program. Department of Social Services Child Care Vouchers are accepted. The program strives for a balanced enrollment in each classroom.

The philosophy of the Child Care Education Program is that learning ensues when children are actively involved (both physically and cognitively) in experiences that are age appropriate, individually appropriate and culturally appropriate. The developmentally appropriate curriculum is based on the needs, interests, and abilities of the children in all domains of development – social, emotional, cognitive, and physical.

During each day, children have opportunities for large group, small group, and individual activities. There is a balance between teacher- initiated and child-initiated activities and between active and quiet times. Outside play is offered daily for children, except when extreme weather conditions exist. Children are provided with many exciting and challenging activities that offer opportunities for decision-making, planning, problem-solving and responsible actions. Activities are planned for children based on daily observations by teachers of an individual child’s needs, interests, and abilities as determined by on-going assessment. Therefore, the curriculum is responsive to each individual child’s developmental level.

➢ to facilitate decision-making and problem-solving abilities in young children through a variety of open-ended experiences that allow children to creatively formulate their own ideas;

➢ to enhance a positive sense of self in children through opportunities for uninterrupted concentration on activities with varying levels of complexity to allow both mastery and challenge;

➢ to provide a warm, nurturing, and respectful environment in order to encourage children to develop empathy and respect for others and their natural surroundings;

➢ to provide a context for learning that fosters relationships among people of diverse racial, ethnic, economic, age, family structure, and ability levels;

➢ to provide children with choices in order to facilitate development of autonomy, sense of initiative, and self-discipline;

➢ to include families in the education of their children by building partnerships which encourage their participation;

➢ to provide knowledgeable and nurturing teachers whose understanding of child development and developmentally appropriate practices allows them to successfully guide children’s learning

➢ to respect children’s abilities to resolve conflicts and disagreements through

encouragement, guidance, and intervention as needed by the teachers.

Boy playing with blocks.


Child Care Education Program

Address: 310 McIver St, Greensboro, NC 24712

Telephone: 336.334.5810

Department of Human Development AND Family Studies

P.O. Box 26170,
248 Stone Building,
Greensboro, NC 27402.

CCEP is part of the Human Development and Family Studies Department which is part of the School of Health and Human Sciences


  • Open year-round: Monday – Friday  (except for holidays– see calendar)
  • From:  8:00am to  4:30pm
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