Founder's Bio

CitiTot's founder, Glenda Villajuan, has been a children's advocate for over 20 years. She is a New York State Certified preschool teacher for children birth to 5 years old and school age grades 1 and 2. She has worked as a preschool teacher at Northside Child Development Center in Manhattan, a therapeutic nursery serving children with varying levels of developmental needs.

Since 1992, Glenda has worked with several non-profit organizations serving the needs of children and their families throughout New York City. In 2001, she received the "Caring For Children" award from the Coalition for Asian American Children and Families, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the well being of children in New York City's underserved communities.

Glenda earned a Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education from Touro College. In addition, she completed a Certificate for Child Care Professionals at Bank Street College and Master of Arts Degree in Public Affairs and Policy from the State University of New York at Albany with a Bachelor's degree in sociology. She is trilingual in Filipino, Spanish and English.

She is raising two children, one with special needs, and both attending the New York City Public School's Gifted and Talented programs.

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