We once asked the staff and families of Heart to give us three words that immediately come to mind when they think of Heart of the Family.  The top three words were: family, love, and commitment.

Our team embodies these values and demonstrates them on a daily basis. Take a moment to learn about our team members and how they can help you, your family and your children make the most of the programs here at Heart.

Christina Stephenson

Executive Director

Hello! My name is Christina Stephenson. I am a mom to 5 boys and Nana to 5 grandchildren. I have been involved in the Childcare world for over 30 years, starting as the Executive Director for a Preschool in Oshawa Ontario. After moving to New York State in the early 90’s, I received my early childhood educator’s certificate overseeing a daycare there until 2003. In 2009 I took the role as Executive director of Heart of the Family, building it from its inception to the incredible organization that it is today. Through Heart of the Family and the team here, we have been successful in creating a nontraditional daycare model that meets the needs of families needing extended care. My passion for children and family is the heart behind Heart of the family.

Brittany Stephenson

Acting Program Supervisor

Elizabeth Maddox

Elizabeth Maddox

Scheduling coordinator

Sarah Abraham

Evening/Weekend Team Lead

Jo-Ann Belmonte

Evening/Weekend Team Lead


Head Cook