Our Staff

Joan Dillon, Executive Director

In 1988, Joan began her career at GCDC as a School Age Supervisor.  The single mother of a three month old at the time, was able to complete her education and grow her family with the help of GCDC.


Over these 30+ years, she has held numerous positions and in 2004 became the Executive Director.  Growing the agency and paying it forward are two things Joan consistently strives to accomplish.


As Executive Director, she feels that her job is not to run every little detail of the agency, but to research and provide all the staff with the resources they need to provide the best care and education for the children.


With the strong staff at GCDC, these goals are made easier.

The early childhood staff at our preschool are not only responsible and loving, they hold certifications and degrees in the field, and most have been with GCDC for many years.  All staff and volunteers have background checks and are CPR and First Aid certified.  All staff must continue professional development each year. Four GCDC staff have earned the Infant Toddler Mental Health Endorsement through Montclair State University
The staff at our school age programs are professionals who are degreed, certified, or in college studying education and related fields and know how to have FUN with our kids!

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