Jessica McNeely
Creative ~ Compassionate ~ Understanding 

Hi! My name is Jessica. I am from Nashville, NC. I have never lived in different state or been on airplane. I have received a BFA with concentration in graphic design. I have worked at museums, and children related jobs. During my free-time, I do freelance design. I enjoy working with children because I love to enrich children’s learning through art & play. When I am at Green kids, I try to create a fun environment. I love hearing children's funny thoughts, and seeing their smiles. 

Morrisville Shift Lead

Susanna Trepiccione
Patient ~ Caring ~ 
Dependable 

Hey guys! My name is Kristen. I'm 22 and have one semester left before I obtain my degree in Education from NC State. I'm originally from Wilson, NC, but I'm happy to call Raleigh home now. I've enjoyed working with kids ever since I started babysitting as a teenager. I've worked with a variety of children, from being a camp counselor for special needs preschoolers to working in a high school ESL class. I believe every child is unique and has something special to offer. Playing with the kids is the highlight of my day. Most days you can find me playing hide and seek with them, or in the middle of a game of Simon Says. I look forward to seeing all your little ones (and big kids) at Green Kids!


Hi my name is Susanna, I'm from Knightdale, NC. I was born at home along with my 9 siblings.  I grew up with our family having all kinds of farm animals. I've always been interested in the child care and education field and hope to be in school for it someday. Previously, I was a Nanny for 3 years and enjoyed it. Now that I am at Green Kids I absolutely love it and all the kiddos!

Morrisville Shift Lead

Kristen Cuddington
Patient ~ Kind ~ 
Quirky 

Alisha Murray
Patient ~ Reliable ~ Caring 

My Name is Alisha, I am 20 years old and kids are my passion. I am a junior in college, currently enrolled at Campbell University. I’m majoring in pre-med/biology and want to a pediatric neurosurgeon. I have a very bubbly personality and I feel like working at Green Kids is the place for me! I love the variety of personalities that come through Green Kids. I also love watching all the kids grow! 

Hi guys! My name is Allison Tackett. I am 20 years old and I was born and raised here in Durham, North Carolina. I moved to Oxford for a couple of years but I'm back to continue my education. Ever since I was a young one myself, I've known that I wanted to pursue my career in childcare. I have a huge family and I was always the designated babysitter. I've also volunteered at church camps in the past so I have experience with all age groups. Reading books and making new crafts are just a few of my favorite things to do with the kids here at Green Kids. I love getting see the children's imagination fast at work. Watching them learn and grow is very rewarding.

Durham Shift Lead

Alison Tackett
Cheerful ~ Sympathetic ~ 
Reliable 

Givani Barnes
Enthusiastic ~ Loving ~ Imaginative 

My name is Gigi, Im a junior at William Peace University studying business administration. I’ve always had a passion about working with kids. One thing I especially love about working at Green Kids is that I meet different kids daily. Each child displays a different personality which I think is awesome. I enjoy connecting to each GK child! 

Emma Turner
Creative ~ Caring ~ Courageous


Hi! My name is Emma Turner. I am attending Durham School of the Arts. I grew up in Durham and absolutely love it! Going to school downtown is great, especially with the cool places to go to. I love working at and being with the kids at Green Kids. One of my favorite things about working here is meeting and getting to know all of the kids! I love doing art with the kids, coloring & drawing especially, they have such big imaginations! When I get older, my dream job is to do something related to kids.

Durham Shift Lead

Morgan Cloutier
Reliable ~ Active ~ Energetic

My name is Morgan Cloutier. I am 27 years old. I grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. I went to college at Ball State University to study education and play field hockey. I am now a teacher at Wake Forest High School. In my free time I love to hang out with my siblings and friends and go to the beach. The best thing about Green Kids is getting to meet different kids every day!

General Manager

Gaybriel Watkins
Genuine ~ Active ~ Dependable

Hi Everyone!! My name is Gaybriel, I was born and raised in the south in small country town called "Small Town Friendly" Forest City! I moved to Durham to attend college and in 2013 I received my Bachelors of Science In Early Childhood Education and Development. During my free time I enjoy family time, mother daughter dates with my amazing little girl, shopping with friends, hiking, yoga and the beach!


Teaching is my passion, growing up as a little girl I remember playing "school" with all of my cousins and neighbors!  My career in childcare began in 2007 first as a teachers assistant, then later as a lead teacher, group leader, nanny, assistant director and program coordinator. 


The best part about working for GreenKids is that I get to meet new kids, see new faces, and different personalities everyday. What job allows you to actually have fun- All Day! My teaching philosophy is based on respecting differences, tapping into talents and sharing the love of learning. Children are our future leaders and a solid foundation should empower them to make a positive contribution to our world. Together with a team of amazing and hardworking staff I look forward to sharing my experience and knowledge with each individual child and family. We know that play is a vital part of a child's most important work. I am committed to providing your family with a nurturing, safe and fun environment, where your child can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them!


 Parents sometimes need time to themselves...

As the owners of the Durham Melting Pot Restaurant and the parents of nine year old twins, my husband and I sometimes find it difficult to complete daily tasks and plan time to be alone as a couple. Parents dining at the Melting Pot regularly share the same concerns. In fact, lack of convenient and reliable child care is the reason most couples cite for not dining out more often.

 Parents want a safe, healthy and educational place for their kids... 

In response to this feedback as well as our personal experiences, we are proud to bring you Green Kids Drop-In Centers. Now with two convenient locations, in Durham located in the same building as the Melting Pot, and Morrisville at the corner of Davis Drive and Morrisville Carpenter (next to Salsa Fresh). Green Kids is designed to fill the gap in traditional childcare programs. Green Kids offers child care seven days per week including extended evening hours and best of all no appointment or reservation is needed. Experience the freedom of being able to go out to dinner or catch a movie on a moments notice. Even better, imagine dining at the Melting Pot and having your children next door to you.

 Parents want to help their kids grow... 

Regardless of the reason you choose to use our service, Green Kids takes the hassle and anxiety out of finding a babysitter by offering a fun, friendly and safe alternative. If you are interested in having your child join Green Kids, Register Now. Don't worry the information is secure and there is no cost or obligation by registering.


Sincerely,

Katherine & Dan Richardson
Owners, Green Kids Drop-In Centers 

The Richardsons

Meet our Green Kids Family

Our family Summer of 2014.

Our family when we opened the first Green Kids in 2009.