Letters of Recommendation
To Whom it May Concern,
Erin is one of the best Early Childhood Educators I have ever met. My three year old daughter often experienced some separation anxiety when I would drop her off in the morning but Erin was always there with a big hug and a fun activity to engage my child. I've seen her in action with her class on many occasions and was impressed with her organization, compassion, sense of humour, passion for learning and positive attitude. She has an amazing understanding of how to relate to children and how to facilitate their cognitive growth and development. My daughter spent many happy afternoons singing along with Erin and her class as she played their favourite songs on guitar. I would highly recommend Erin to any parent looking for top-quality childcare.
December 11, 2010
It is my pleasure to write a recommendation for Erin Dupuis in regards to caring for your children.
We had the pleasure of first meeting Erin when she started teaching in our older son’s toddler class at Springwater Child Care Centre in Barrie. At that time our son was a bit withdrawn due to recent speech issues that had developed. He was a child who had previously loved participating in class, especially music and circle time, and was now quiet and shy. Within a few weeks he had developed a wonderful bond with Erin and always smiled and hugged her. She was sensitive to his needs and encouraged him throughout the class. He blossomed under her care. She continued to be his main teacher as he moved up into the preschool room. We had the pleasure of having her as our primary teacher for him for about 2.5 years. Even though she no longer teaches at our current daycare she continues to ask about both our boys and wants to know how they are doing as they grow up.
Erin is easy to talk to. She is warm, open and genuine. She took our concerns seriously and engaged in a professional manner with everyone. Her lesson plans were very clear and diverse and centred on learning through play. She made our oldest feel special every day. She asked how he was doing at home, what he was working on in speech therapy and implemented these recommendations during class. She has a love for music that is wonderful and the kids love when she brings out her guitar. She had the preschool class put on a wonderful fairy tale play for all the parents and families that included songs, lines, acting and costumes.
I would not hesitate to have Erin care for either of my children again in the future. If we only lived closer to her we would place both our children in her care.
If you would like to discuss anything directly with us, we would be happy to do so.
Sara and Jeff van Kolfschoten
Parents to two boys ages 5 and 3
December 8, 2010
To Whom This May Concern,
Erin Dupuis was our daughter’s preschool teacher at Springwater Child Care Centre. We would like to highly recommend Erin as a child care provider as she is an outstanding teacher that goes above and beyond.
Erin gave our daughter an incredible start to her schooling. Each day our daughter would wake really excited to see Erin. Erin made everyday fun and full of new learning experiences. She sat on the floor with the children and interacted with them. Erin genuinely cares about children and has endless patience. Our daughter loved when Erin played her guitar and everyone sang together. She also loved telling Erin stories about what she did the night before and if she didn’t have a story she made one up because Erin was always so interested. As parents we liked the daily communication about our daughter’s day and progress. Now our daughter is in Kindergarten and she still talks about Erin.
Erin is organized and runs a structured day and the children happily follow the routine. The children under Erin’s care are happy and content. Erin is positive and encouraging. Erin is qualified, educated and full of experiences with children.
We strongly, without reservation, recommend Erin as a child care provider. Any child that gets to spend time with Erin will be happy and fulfilled.
Jennifer and Cory Kline
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
I have known Erin Dupuis for the past two years. During that time she has worked as the educational assistant in my classroom at Humphrey Public School. Erin has demonstrated many qualities which would make me feel comfortable recommending her to any future employer.
Some of the qualities I have seen in Erin are reliability, flexibility, trustworthiness, initiative and a positive attitude. Each day Erin would accept whatever work she was given with a positive and friendly attitude and never once with a complaint. She always showed up for work on time and would stay late if necessary. Erin was always willing to take on added responsibilities when asked and showed initiative in doing things she saw needed to be done. I have always felt comfortable leaving Erin in situations which required trust and confidentiality. She has always lived up to my expectations.
Erin impressed me so much working as an educational assistant that the following year, my husband (a school principal) and I hired her to look after our two small children. Erin provided a fun, educational, and loving atmosphere for our children and once again demonstrated all of the qualities I had seen previously.
I would highly recommend Erin for any position she might be interested in. I wish her all the best in her future endeavors.
Grade 6 Teacher
Humphrey Public School
Parry Sound, Ontario
Friday, January 28th, 2011
To Whom It May Concern:
Erin was employed with our centre from January 15th, 2007 to April 13th, 2008. She worked with our preschool children 2½ to 4 years of age.
Erin brought forth many great ideas and strategies when implementing her program. She responded to the children with ease and enthusiasm and obviously had a great way with them. Children were drawn to her and she developed many astounding relationships with them.
Erin had a great rapport with both the other staff in her immediate team and others throughout the centre. She was able to communicate effectively and professionally with both parents and staff on various occasions.
Erin’s ability to look beyond the situation for possible reasons is amazing. She always seemed able to adapt to situations and tried to find the cause of a problem to help better solve any behaviours or issues in a productive manner.
I am sure Erin’s endeavour of opening her own Home Daycare will be a huge success. She is a kind, thoughtful, open‐minded and compassionate person. Erin will develop long standing relationships with the families that she will be working with.
Coordinator of Children’s Programs