My name is Kristina Cormier. I am the owner/operator of Tenderheart Daycare located in Mesa, Arizona. I have been a daycare provider for 12 years. I am happily married to my husband David and have three children, Isabelle age 3, Christian age16 and James age 17. I have learned many new things from other providers and workshops and I am always striving to operate my business in a way that allows the children in my care to have the best care possible. When I started working as a childcare provider I was looking for a childcare for my children to go to. After interviewing several home daycares that I found to be inadequate I chose to look at a daycare center. We had just moved to Arizona and I was not yet employed.It just so happened that the daycare I was looking at was hiring for a toddler teacher. I have always loved working with children and thought that this would be a perfect opportunity for me to do what I love and be where my children were going to be all day. After working in a center for 2 years I thought that it would be nice if I could provide childcare out of my home. I made the necessary arrangements and started providing childcare out of my home and it has been the most rewarding decision I have ever made.