Take action with us to help Guilford County’s youngest children! Your passion for early childhood education, interest in creating a better society for our future, and ability to take action can make a difference.

Guilford Parent Leader Network

The Guilford Parent Leader Network (GPLN) is an integral part of the decision-making structure for Ready for School, Ready for Life. Families who participate are valued consultants, partners, and change agents who work on priorities that are important to their own families and other families in Guilford County.

GPLN members may choose to participate in leadership training through Community Organizing and Family Issues (COFI.) Meetings are held on the third Monday of the month from 7-8:30 p.m. via Zoom. When meetings resume in person, childcare is provided to alleviate barriers to participation. For more information, please contact Yuri Alston, Family Engagement Manager, at (336) 579-2977 ext. 2008 or

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Get trained in The Basics Guilford

The Basics Guilford logo.

We’re offering virtual training on the Basics for teams of three or more at organizations that interact with young children. Each training lasts 30-45 minutes.

For more information about The Basics Guilford, please contact Literacy Coordinator Megan LeFaivre at (336) 579-2977 ext. 2018 or

Tell your lawmaker to support important policies

Find your North Carolina legislator at and let them know how you stand on issues important to early childhood education:

Early Childcare Workforce

Do you know what early childhood educators go through to prepare our children for the future? Watch this video about these essential workers and hear what they go through daily.

Paid leave

Ready Ready and more than 400 organizations call on our leaders to ensure that paid leave is included in the national recovery plan to build back better, save jobs, and help families. This ad ran in the Washington Post in April 2021.

Think Babies NC has also shared info from Moms Rising about ways you can help:

  • Have you had to struggle without access to paid sick days or paid leave when you were sick, needed to care for a loved one, or welcomed a new child? Click here to share your paid sick days story. And here to share your paid leave story. Even a few sentences about what you’ve experienced can make a big difference.

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