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Crystal, meeting you and dropping off my little girl every day is a joy for me. I feel blessed to have found you, and wanted you to know how much all your hard work means to me.It is obvious your child care is much more than a business to you. It shows in all the love and patience you have shown both my girls. Thank You ~ for everything you do every single day!

-- Taylor Coursey

My son has been with Crystal for 2 1/2 years and I couldn't be happier. She provides a wonderful, loving home environment for him. His day is structured as well as fun. He has so much fun with her, and I can't imagine him with anybody else. Lots of time to play outside, and lots of fun crafts and activities inside.

-- Karen Lannom

Things have a way of working out, and my daughter became one of Crystal's kids. She started going at age four months and continued right up until she began first grade. Her daycare friends were like family, and she misses seeing them on a regular basis. She looks forward to early release days at school so she can go back to Crystal's for the afternoon; and the annual Christmas party so she can tell Santa what she is wishing for (he is the real Santa after all!). Crystal is more than just a childcare provider. She is an advocate for your child's development and learning through play. Knowing what to expect, and what is expected, allowed for a seamless transition between home, Crystal's, and back again. In short,six and half years after I first stepped through her door, Crystal provided my daughter a care experience that was everything I had hoped for, and more.

-- Michele Hutchins

Our daughter had a wonderful experience at Crystal Skinner Child Care. Crystal provides a great home environment and has a safe & spacious backyard. She has a nice mix of playtime and learning activities and keeps the kids very active. She is very loving with the children and is a good communicator with the parents. Crystal is a fantastic choice for your child care needs.

-- Melissa & Jason Maring

Sean was with Crystal for over two years. During that time, he blossomed into a friendly, happy child who became less shy and more confident. Crystal is a caring professional who provided high quality care for my son in an affectionate and consistent manner. Thanks to Crystal, Sean is a happy, well-adjusted little boy, and I am a much better mother.

-- Karen Nawn-Fahey

I have watched my children grow and develop into creative and independent individuals under her care. I will miss the day to day communication about the activities of my children, now that they are all school age.

-- Elizabeth Lockhart

Crystal's relationship with the children is based on mutual respect and one-to-one communication. My children have not only had a good role model to look up to, they have learned alot and have truly loved their time with her.

-- Linda Kaminski

My daughter has developed her social and interpersonal skills under Crystal's supervision, through the reinforcement of appropriate behavior and the communication of feelings. Above all, Crystal has helped instill in my child a sense of fair play and courtesy.

-- Dana Buck

I have had the pleasure of knowing Crystal Skinner for one year. She has worked closely with a child identified as educationally handicapped in her home daycare setting. The identified child has thrived under Mrs. Skinner's professional and loving care. Her setting is well-planned and organized, and she provides the children with developmentally appropriate activities. Her manner is quiet and caring and the children obviously respect and trust her. Her knowledge of young children's development, and her ability to understand each child's individual needs have been an asset not only to the families she serves, but to the school district as well.

-- Paula King, MEd.Early Childhood Specialist