Meet Our Staff
Winona T. Peterson is the Director at GCCDC. She was born in Washington, DC where she was educated in the DC Public School system and is a graduate of Benjamin Banneker Academic Senior High School, a School of Excellence. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration from North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro, NC and her Masters of Business Administration in Information Systems Management from Southeastern University in Washington, DC. Affectionately known as Mrs. Winnie, her start in child care began in 2007, when she opened her family daycare business, Wee Ones Family Daycare. Wee Ones served the Upper Marlboro community for four years before closing in 2011. Mrs. Winnie then became a Preschool Teacher for three years before coming to GCCDC. She loves exposing children to new things and seeing the light in their eyes when they are excited about learning. Mrs. Winnie is a Maryland State Credentialed provider who is First Aid/CPR certified and has a love and patience for God’s little ones. She has been a disciple of Greater Saint John Cathedral for 15 years where she serves with the Girl Scouts. She is happily married to her awesome husband of 16 years, Henry II and is the mother of two amazing boys, Henry III and Wisdom.
Rhonda Bey is a Teacher in the "Toadally Threes" classroom which is our 3 year old classroom. She is a graduate of Charles Herbert Flowers High School where she was a part of the early childhood development program for 3 years. During her 12th grade year, she began working in a licensed child care facility in which she worked for 2 years until beginning her journey here at GCCDC. She has taken numerous child care courses in which she received certifications and currently holds her 90 clock hour certificate for preschool and school aged children, ADA training, CPR/First Aid training, 9 hours of communication training and special needs training. Her passion and love for children began as a young teenager and it’s been that way ever since. Her goal as a teacher is always to help each child grasp each of the skills they need at their age level as well as filling them with the knowledge they need to move forward. "The most important goal I have in my classroom is for everybody to grow and learn together".
Jennifer Dixon is a teacher of The Shining Stars or 4 year old class here at GCCDC. She retired last year from banking after 30 years of service. She has always loved being around children so when the opportunity presented itself, she started to take the necessary steps to get credentials to become a teacher and is truly enjoying this opportunity that she has been given. Ms. Jennifer is also a disciple of Greater Saint John Cathedral and serves with the Armor Bearers and Finance ministries. She thanks God everyday and asks him for his guidance so that she can continue to do what is necessary to get the children prepared for their next steps.
Paula Fairley is a Teacher in the "Honey Bees" classroom, our 2 year olds class. She resides in Prince Georges County and is a graduate of Suitland High School. After high school, she started her journey with teaching children. She has worked with children of all ages in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. She currently is certified in working with Preschoolers and is also CPR/First Aid certified. She is enrolled at the University of Phoenix in the Bachelor’s program in Psychology. Ms. Paula is a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. She loves making a difference in children’s lives daily by providing care with love.
June Jeffers - Edwards is a teacher of The Shining Stars class as well. She has been working in Early Childhood Education for the past 20 years and hails from the Island of Guyana.
Jessica Love is our Food Service Assistant. Ms. Love was born in Georgia and raised in Ohio where she met and married Albert Love. Out of this union, nine children were born. She spent some time in France. Mrs. Love worked as a Nutritionist for the D.C. Public School System until 2000. Mrs. Love has been able to encourage students to eat foods that parents say they could not get them to eat at home. Mrs. Love has updated her credentials for food service, she has also taken required training by COMAR, CPR/First Aide, Medication Administration Training, ADA/Supporting Breastfeeding. We are very fortunate to have Mrs. Love on our team.
Brenda Prince is a Teacher in the "Toadally Threes" classroom. She comes to GCCDC with over 20 years of teaching experience working in Early Childcare. She is Preschool and School Age certified and adds a vibrant energy to the center with her unique teaching style. She loves encouraging children to be more independent and preparing them for the next stop on their road to primary education.
Erica Pryor is our Food Service Specialist.