Center Spotlight: Building Glarios Day of Care
Always willing to help parents looking for loving and reliable daycare, Mrs. Gloria Green began her work in child care as the neighborhood babysitter. After years of providing drop-in care, Mrs. Green was encouraged by her neighbor to seek licensing and become a full-time family provider. In 2006 Mrs. Green finally did this with the opening of Glarios Day of Care. Immediately after the opening of Glarios, Mrs. Green enrolled at the University of the District of Columbia, earning an Associate's degree and then a Bachelor’s. Furthering her efforts to build quality daycare, Mrs. Green also became involved in National and Local Family Child Care Associations.
Mrs. Green credits her success to years of building great relationships with families who return generation after generation to place their children and grandchildren in her care. Her own family has played a big part in her success as well. As Mrs. Green went through a strenuous bout with cancer in 2019, Glarios Day of Care continued without interruption. Mrs. Green credits her daughter Angela Pringle and sister Vickie Green with stepping in during that period to provide the loving and reliable care that her families count on. Now cancer-free, Mrs. Green feels blessed to continue to reach families in her broader community.