We love our families!
April 12, 2016
This letter is in reference to Ashley Gamino and the exceptional childcare/pre-school service she has provided for my children. Ashley has cared for and educated my children for 8+ years. My first child was a toddler when she began caring for her and my second child was an infant; the care she provided for both of my girls went above and beyond. One of my children had severe separation anxiety issues that were both physically and emotionally difficult; I am so grateful for the consistent, patient way Ashley helped my daughter out of this phase. It was comforting to know my daughter was in such compassionate, caring hands. She does a great job addressing the different needs of all children in her care.
Not only were my children cared for in a loving, safe and structured environment, they were growing in a highly academic-rich environment as well. Ashley provided engaging academic experiences and activities. Additionally, she took the children on field trips, and had safety presentations brought to the day-care. Ashley has proven to be highly qualified and knowledgeable in Early Childhood Education; she is the most professional, organized, caring day-care provider I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I’ve referred multiple families to her because I believe the care she provides is one of a kind.
As a teacher, I get to see and experience the benefits of when children enter Kindergarten with beginning social skills and pre-school experience, first-hand. As a teacher and parent, I am extremely grateful for how Ashley not only cared for my children’s basic needs, but facilitated cognitive growth and development from the time they were infants- preparing them socially and academically for school later.
I personally believe that any families/children that have the opportunity to receive care from Ashley are privileged. The home child-care she provided was outstanding, and I am confident that her skills, experience and professionalism will make her successful in future endeavors as well.
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April 13, 2016
I can gladly recommend Kim Pack for any and all positions working with children. She has taught our Pre K Sunday School at West Side Church this year and she does a wonderful job making all of the children feel welcome, helping them to work through the lesson and craft aspects of the class as well as supervising their free play times. This class also joins with the 3 year old Sunday school class for music and story time. Kim is a naturally warm and fun person and even children visiting, or new to the classes warm up to her easily. Kim is able to help new volunteers understand what is happening in the classrooms and assign them roles for the morning. Through her interactions with children and their parents Kim demonstrates a clear understanding of the children’s developmental capabilities and needs and is able to care for not only the children, but any fears young parents might have in leaving their children in a new environment.
Kim’s education in early childhood development, as well as her experience in professional, volunteer and parenting capacities well suits her to owning and operating a high quality childcare center. She will be able to relate to both the parents and children in encouraging, enriching and educational ways, manage and train staff, and meet operational and business requirements. I highly recommend Kim as an owner and operator of a childcare center.
I am writing this letter on behalf of Ashley Gamino. She was my oldest daughter, Sofia’s, child care provider for over a year. I am more than willing (and I have) to recommend Ashley to anyone who needs care for their children. As a highly protective parent I will not allow just anyone to watch my babies. Ashley has proven that she is not “just anyone”. She took an active role in my daughter’s life and helped her overcome her significant fear of talking to adults. Ashley took a soft and encouraging approach that fostered my daughter’s development that eventually has led her to be able to test for a dual language program. I firmly believe that it was because of Ashley’s approach that helped my child gain confidence about speaking and made it possible for her to even attempt the entrance interview.
Sofia has not only grown socially and emotionally under the care and supervision of Ashley, but she has learned above and beyond what is required for kindergarten. I am not only confident in Ashley’s skills as a preschool provider but I am amazed that my daughter is already at the cusp of learning to read at age five. Ashley’s program proved to be well rounded and comprehensive for all the children that were in her care.
Ashley is excellent with children of all ages and I know without a doubt that she is ready, willing and able to do what it takes to make her center the best possible. I have no hesitation in recommending her and cannot wait for her doors to open so I can enroll my youngest child.