"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
Owner of Best Start Child Care
Consultant for (6) Kid Academy Learning Centers
Master Teacher Nova Southeastern University
CLASS Consultant for The University of Florida's Lastinger Center
CLASS Mentor & Contractor 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:
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
The Importance of Play Workshops
Responsive Care Giving Workshops
Developing Learning Experiences
Early Literacy in Child Care
Let's Talk Instructional Support
"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
"I had the privilege of having Mrs. Swinton as my instructor for the CDA class of 2015/2016. She is extremely knowledgeable in the early childhood field and passed on great wisdom, information and experience to me and the group as a whole. Mrs. Swinton is an educator who has her student’s best interest at heart. She challenges us to think outside of the box so that we are better equipped and able to enlighten our students with what we’ve learned over the course of the CDA program."
Thank you Mrs. Swinton.