Smart Way Solutions

Preschool & Child Care 

About the Owner

Crystal Swinton has been in the field of early education since 1999 and has provided a variety of resources to the child care community since 2008. Mrs. Swinton began Smart Way Solutions after seeing the need to support preschool directors and teachers with engaging young children in the preschool classroom. Prior to developing the resource company, Crystal owned and operated her own child care business in Madison Heights Virginia for more than 10 years. 

Crystal hold's a B.S. degree in Multidisciplinary Studies in Business Management and Education, with a Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning. She is currently a Doctoral candidate at Northcentral University for a degree in Education. 

Crystal continues to provide a variety of consultation supports to child care professionals with observations, marketing, writing and developing business plans, grants and supporting business owners in becoming state and locally licensed. 

Her long term goal is to continue with assisting early childhood professionals with growing and developing best practices for supporting quality in the early childhood setting. 


"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: 

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

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.

Beverly Gowe.

Bethlehem Pre-school. 

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