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I am writing on behalf of Kristy Thornton. I have known Mrs. Thornton since October of 2010. I am one of the owners of Stepping Stones Chid Care Center. My business partner and I own two facilities in The Woodlands, Texas. We hired Kristy to help us improve our business. Stepping Stones was struggling with how to build enrollment during tough economic times. Kristy helped us double our enrollment at both facilities and offered us ideas on how to advertise at a low cost. Mrs. Thornton gave us over 100 creative ideas to advertise and stay within our advertising budget. In addition, she trained our staff on at least 3 separate occasions. She covered topics on supervision, minimum standards, and staff motivation. Kristy is highly knowledgeable in the field of child care, especially regarding the Texas Department of Protective and Family Services, ways to motivate your staff, and advertising ideas. Kristy Thornton also trained our administrative staff on subjects including motivating staff, time management, and staff management. Mrs. Thornton not only upheld her duties as a consultant and trainer, but also exuded professionalism.

Our teachers always enjoyed coming to training when Kristy was the trainer due to her creative, experienced, and enthusiastic personality. They would leave the trainings feeling rejuvenated, motivated, and educated. Mrs. Thornton also has a natural ability when working with people.

I can call Kristy on a moment's notice, and she is available to provide us with her expertise, wisdom, and opinions. Kristy Thornton is a person that my business partner and I respect immensely. We could not have turned our business around without her services. We are indebted to her for life. I am highly recommending you to retain Kristy Thornton's services. She would be an asset to your establishment.

- Erin J. McDowell, Co-owner at Stepping Stones

What I really like most is that the trainer (Kristy Thornton) is actually in the child care business, not just the training business. Good administrative training is difficult to find these days.

- Lisa W., Office Administrator

Kristy had such neat ideas…she presented things I would have never thought of! She is extremely good at her job. If I could of added one thing to the seminar it would have been …MORE TIME. I wanted to learn so much more from Kristy. She kept my interest and made the class fun.

- Lorna, Smart Start Inc.

Kristy is by far the best trainer out there. She knows her stuff!!!

- Leanne, Arlington Heights

Kristy was honestly concerned for the well being of children and teachers and making proper decisions. Everything was so informative. I really enjoyed the class.

- Estiza, Director-Texarkana

Kristy presented a serious topic while keeping everyone engaged. I wish the class would have been longer…I didn’t want it to end.

- Erika A, University

Kristy gave us great knowledge on how to protect ourselves and be more professional. I loved it all, it was direct and simple…straight to the point. She covered all the bases.

- Maria, YMCA

I loved the way Kristy presented everything. She was extremely LIVE and made you want to learn more.

- Luma N., Owner

Kristy brought real situations in to the training. It made it REALLY interesting and VERY enjoyable. This was an AWESOME training. I loved how she kept it interesting and friendly, not to mention, funny. This is the first training that I didn’t feel like I was going to fall asleep. LOVED IT ALL!!!

- Chelsea M., Octopus Garden

Kristy was AWESOME!!! She knows what she is talking about. I liked all the information and stories and group activities. This class was very helpful.

- Randi B., after-school teacher

I really enjoyed the training. I learned lots of new things I didn’t know. Kristy was funny and professional. It was GREAT!!!

- Adonica A, YMCA

I liked how Ms. Kristy taught. I learned a lot from her and can’t wait to get back to my class to se the skills she taught me. There wasn’t a thing I didn’t like … it was a great class.

- Shelby C. , YMCA

I loved the information given and the dynamism of the speaker.

- Sr. Lucelia S., St.Anthony

Kristy, I enjoyed your training immensely. You are an extremely effective communicator and motivator.

- Kellie A., Owner

Kristy was very energetic, bubbly, very informative, useful information to help me with my staff. I wanted more…I didn’t know there was someone that did your job. WOW !!!

- Amanda M., Owner-Director

Kristy, I just wanted to take a moment to let you know how much I enjoyed your Directors Boot Camp. This was the first one of your trainings I have been to, but you can rest assured that it won’t be my last. It was so nice to attend a training that was so packed full of great information that applied to me! I have attended so many trainings that leave me feeling that I wasted my time. It was nice to be able to take what I learned from you and go back to my center and apply it the very next day. I want you to know that I fully intend to schedule training here at my center for you to come talk with my staff and you will see our smiling faces in your trainings for years to come. Thank you for all you do that make the Child Care Centers in our area the best they can be!

- Amy Welch, DNJ Learning Centers

My company has been saved by the most incredible lady in the business. When Kristy first called me and shared her views on our case, I fell in love with her right then (in a profesisonal way. She spoke directly and was real plain about our situation. At that point I hoped her report was half as great and knowledgeable as she presented herself to me over the phone. Well here came the report. After I read it I was floored, and humbled by how much knowledge and power was put into that report.

Look, I really couldn't have done this a tenth as well without Kristy, and I owe her big. Kristy, you are hands down the most knowledgeable daycare pro I know to date. Thank you for the heart and mind you put into saving us. If this conversation was in person, you would see and feel the passion that drove me to write this. I am honored and privileged to have this much greatness in my court.

P.S. I could go on and on about how much she has changed my company and me as an owner, but you get the point and if you don't, call me.

- Abe Nimeth, Any Time Child Care LLC

Hi Kristy, Thank you so much for spending time with us and sharing your knowledge in the industry. Wow, daycare marketing is a different “beast” altogether! We will take your imput and implement as we can as you have so many great ideas! We enjoyed it and look forward to working with you again.

- Teresa A., The Hebron Group

The presentation was thorough, interesting, and too the point. It was all really great and I wished it was a longer class. The class had great ideas and great handouts, too.

- Mendy C., Asst. Director, Williams School

The workshop gave me excellent information. It got me really pumped and motivated. Getting all of this information was overwhelming but GREAT !!! It was fantastic.

- Nancy Z., Director Christian Preschool

Your training had lots of positive ideas. It really helped me build morale. It was a lot to take in, but the information was so needed.

- Dee Dee, Asst. Director

I really liked that the training provided me individual answers and it was informal, and a down to earth presentation. I really enjoyed it.

- Candice M., KT Private School

The information in the training was great, well presented, wonderful, perfect, and all useful materials, especially the handouts- they were very usable for a reference later.

- Pat K., Zion Luthern

Kristy Thornton did a great job. I have worked in child care for 5 years and still learned a lot of things I did not know.

- Natalie J., Cornerstone

Ms. Kristy was AWESOME!!! I learned so much that I didn’t know. I feel I am more prepared as a teacher for the future. Awareness is a must. I will do things differently in the future taking what I have learned today in account.

- Julie M, Teacher

I really enjoyed the training. I know it will be very effective with my employees. It was good to hear how lack of supervision can result in cases that you work on. It really makes it “real”. Thanks!

- Elizabeth, Director

This training really gave me a boost to motivate me to do more.

- Judy S, Children’s Ark

Kristy was WONDERFUL!!! GREAT ATTITUDE!!! She made me excited to become a great director for the YMCA. Everything about the training was good…all the topics really helped me a lot. – GREAT JOB, KRISTY!!!

- Jennifer H., Coordinator

The training was amazing, awesome, involved everyone, entertaining –not boring, helpful, very enlightening, enjoyable, very relaxed, and actually made me want to listen, and Kristy is a great presenter!

- Cornerstone Staff