Our Staff

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 three decades, she has held numerous positions and in 2004 became the agency Executive Director.  Growing the agency and paying it forward are two things Joan consistently strives to accomplish.

"Developing our Core Values was the best thing we could have done.  The culture of Relationships, Fun, Trust and Excellence has produced quality staff and programs!" As Executive Director, Joan doesn't manage every detail of the agency, but supports all the staff with the resources they need to provide the best care and education for the children.


Joan Dillon, Executive Director
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The early childhood staff at our preschool are talented, caring and loving - and 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
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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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