Bertha was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, and in 1999 started working at Thomason Hospital (University Medical Center) as a Certified Nursing Assistant. In March of 2000, she began working with Sunflowers Day Care as a full time child care teacher. That same year, Bertha obtained her Child Development Associate certification and became the Assistant Director. In 2005, Ms. Garcia took a position as the lead pre-school teacher at Flying Colors Learning Center. In 2009 she joined Children’s Choice Learning Center as a part time Administrative Assistant while attending Western Technical Institute, and upon graduation in 2010 from WTI, Bertha was licensed by the State of Texas as a Massage Therapist. She became the full time Assistant Director at Children’s Choice Learning Center in January 2010, bringing 11 years of experience and expertise to our organization. She is married and has two children. Bertha has over 165 hours of continuing education in Early Childhood Development, is certified in CPR and Heartsaver First Aid by the American Heart Association, and has specialized safety training in Shaken Baby/SIDS/Brain Development & First Aid.