Smart Way Solutions

Child Care Resources

Crystal Swinton M.Ed. 

Founder of Smart Way Solutions
Child Care Resources

Crystal Swinton is the Founder of Smart Way Solutions. She began the resources company in 2005 after opening her own child care business and helping to run her husband's entertainment business in Central Virginia. 

Crystal's passion has always been, to help support other child care professionals by offering technical assistance support with implementing best practices while working with young children.  

Crystal brings years of experience with serving hundreds of teachers, children and families mostly in Virginia, New Jersey and South Florida. 

Crystal hold's a B.S. degree in Multidisciplinary studies in Education and Management, a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning and is currently completing her Doctoral Studies in Education at Northcentral University. Crystal is currently the Director of Business Development/Training Academy at Family Central Inc. a licensed Post-Secondary School supporting teachers with becoming Nationally or State Credentialed. 

Crystal provides a variety of consulting support to child care professionals with writing and developing their business plans, Family Child Care Home support and development. 

Crystal was born and raised in Central Virginia, currently lives in South Florida with her husband of 24 years and with their 3 teenage children, their pets, Tellus the tortoise and Marshmallow the rabbit. 

Her long term goal is to continue to assist early childhood professionals find the most effective ways to support children's early learning experiences and cognitive development. 


Owner of Best Start Child Care 

Consultant for Kid Academy Learning Centers 

Master Teacher Nova Southeastern University   

CLASS Consultant for The University of Florida's Lastinger Center   

CLASS Mentor For Early Learning Coalition of Broward 

School Readiness and STEAM  Mentoring Coach for Family Central Inc.

Trainer for Miami Dade County Head Start  

Certificates & Credentials: 

Train the Trainer Instructor for the State of Florida
Advanced Director’s Credential
Reliable in Child Care Business Administration Scale
Certified Professional Development Specialist from the Council of Professional Recognition
Certified CLASS Assessor TeachStone 
Certified Technical Assistance Coach from University of Florida Lastinger Institute

Conference and Training Presentations

Broward's Early Learning Conference 

Children's Count Conference Palm Beach County  

Emotional Intelligence Training

Early Head Start Conference 

S.T.E.A.M. Professional Development Training 

Responsive Care Giving Workshop

Developing Learning Experiences 

Early Literacy in Child Care 

Let's Talk Instructional Support



"Crystal Swinton was my instructor in the FCCPC/CDA class. She is a wise ethical professional that is a sensitive and understanding person in the way she communicates. During the class she made me think and reflect on my practice, build new knowledge, and she helped me make some changes to improve my teaching strategies. I felt very comfortable sharing my weakness or doubts because she always listened carefully, shared her experiences and answered me to help me improve my practice. She made me believe that I can do it. Her life experiences truly has inspired me and I’ll never forget her as my teacher."

Patricia Rodrigues- 2014


"Mrs. Crystal Swinton was my CDA teacher in 2015. She is a very nice, helpful and caring teacher. She cares for her students and is always willing to help them with anything needed. I know that if I ever need help or guidance with anything related to school, I can count on her. I was very happy I had Miss Crystal as my teacher."

-Ornella Benincasa. -2015

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