Greenbelt Children's Center
Serving families in Greenbelt, College Park, Berwyn Heights, Lanham, Glenn Dale Bowie and surrounding areas
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Mission Statement

• To provide quality multicultural early childhood education and care through play based developmentally appropriate practices that enrich the child’s cognitive, social, physical and emotional development.

• To recognize and support parents as their child’s first and lifelong teachers and partner with them for the benefit of their child.

• To support all children and families to the best of our abilities.

• To be a responsible corporate partner in our community.

Maryland Excels
Greenbelt Children's Center has earned the following
four Maryland Excels Achievement Badges!

1. Quality Business Practices,
2. Asthma Friendly Child Care,
3. Health and Wellness,
4. Accredited Center

  GCC Classroom  About Our Center

Greenbelt Children's Center is located in the Greenbriar Condominiums Community Center on the corner of Greenbelt Road and Hanover Parkway. [Map it] The child care center is located in the lower level of the building surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. The center opened in 1976 and was acquired as Greenbelt Children's Center in 1990.

Greenbelt Children's Center core teaching staff have all worked together for over 25 years at this location and previous ones. The teachers and director exceed the requirements of the Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Child Care regulations. The center has been accredited since 1999 by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and was just recently re-accredited through the year 2018.

In April of 2012, the Center's Director, Flora Gee, received the Judith P. Hoyer Award from the Prince George’s Early Childhood Interagency Committee at the Celebrate Children Conference. GCC received a Small Business of the Year Award from the Prince Georges County Board of Trade in 2005 and the Child Care Challenge Award from the Maryland Women Legislators in the late 1990's. GCC has a four star rating with the Maryland State Department of Education, the highest level possible and was the first center in Maryland to reach that level.

GCC Pool for summertime useClassroom 3, for five year olds and Before & After Elementary School children, is located to the immediate right of the front door entrance in the open space of the center, with the Director's office immediately adjacent to Classroom 3. Classroom 2 has threes and young fours, and is on the left as you enter the center and Classroom 1, which is the Prince Georges Public School Pre-k, is at the far left adjacent to Room 2.

The facility has a full kitchen, a large walk-in closet, and an office for staff located at the back of the center, which are shared by all three classrooms. A drinking fountain, separate bathrooms for boys and girls, and sinks for handwashing are centrally located. The center has a private playground with climbers, slides, sand box, swings, playhouse, construction blocks, outdoor easel, water play tables and a storage shed for wheeled vehicles and movable large muscle equipment. Other amenities at this facility include swimming and wading pools adjacent to the playground and available to our program each summer and a large room for meetings or special programs, made available to our center twice per year.

Childcare Subsidies:
Greenbelt Children’s Center accepts childcare subsidies from the Purchase of Care office of the Department of Social Services, Military Childcare subsidies from the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, and the Federal Employment and Education Agency for eligible children and families.


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7600 Hanover Parkway · Greenbelt, MD 20770 · (301) 345-8830

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