Hello everyone. My name is Theresa Pereira; I am the owner and director of Great Starts Child Development Center. I opened Great Starts CDC in January of 2015 because I wanted to make sure that families still had a great quality child care center to take their children. I began working with children when I was 8 years old, by watching my neighbor’s children. When I was 20 years old I started at a small family owner child care center as an assistant teacher in the infant/toddler room.Throughout the last 18 years I have worked my way up the ladder from assistant all the way to supervisor. I took time off to find my dream guy and get married, have 2 beautiful, intelligent, creative boys and get my Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education and Family Studies. Now I am here as the owner of this new preschool. I have a true passion for caring for and teaching children. I love helping children learn new things and try new experiences.Parents are very important to me too. I am open and honest with parents about the growth and development of their children. I work hard to make sure that every family I have ever cared for feels like they are important, understood, loved, and respected. I promise to always offer this kind of care to the families and their children.