The amazing people atHope Grows
Century Blvd Center
The Amazing People
At Hope Grows our teachers are well trained and qualified, also all our staff voluntarily participates in the child credentialing program.
Hope Grows II – Director
Maryland Child Care Credential – Staff Level 4
My name is Grace Persaud- Pearson and I am the director of Hope Grows Child Development Center II located on Century Boulevard in Germantown, MD. As a teenager, in my native country, Guyana, I had a plan to study accounting after high school and become an accountant. This was a plan I pursued when I immigrated to America.
I Immigrated to the United States and worked in junior and senior positions at different firms and during that time, I enrolled at the University of Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting in May 1999. In keeping with my plans, I accepted several management positions within my field, including Controller for ACIES Corporation in 2007.
However, along the way, I found my true passion. As my family grew to six grandchildren, I realized how much I loved spending time with children and contributing to their growth and development. Additionally, I pursued studies in Early Childhood Development and seized the opportunity to leverage my management experience to launch a new career in education, working with Hope Grows Child Development Center and utilizing my early childhood training and passion for children.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” – Nelson Mandela
Lilian Flores Guevara
Larry Horn Jr
Cristina De Leon
Isabel Mejia Reyes
What Parents Are Saying
We know our teachers are amazing, but don’t just take our word for it! Here are a few testimonials from parents who currently trust Hope Grows to foster development in their children!