About EQuIPD

Our mission is to nurture and empower early care and education professionals and programs with tools to support and sustain success.

EQUiPD is a project funded by the Partnership for Children of Guilford County and the funding is awarded to the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS). The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service  regarding human development and close relationships across the lifespan. EQUiPD is facilitated by a team consisting of project advisor(s), project director, domain coordinators, administrative assistant, program specialists, graduate assistant(s) and volunteers. 

Tyla 

Ricks

Graduate 

Assistant

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Vision Statement

To see all Early Child Care Professionals as respected, compensated, self-efficacious, and valued so they are equipped to carry out authentic quality that best impacts young children in Guilford County.  

Equity Statement

EQuIPD is committed to lifting the voices and experiences of early care and education professionals to inform and inspire systems change. EQuIPD's staff members are champions for equity diversity and inclusion through personal and professional practice, provisions of services, engagement with stakeholders, and the community.