"To Whom It May Concern:
This letter is to provide my utmost support for Ms. Andrea Miller as a licensed preschool provider as well as a teacher educator. As someone who previously worked for the Texas State Center for Early Childhood Development, part of my job duties entailed travelling to preschool and childcare programs across the state and nation and rating them using an extensive, thirty- page scale which evaluated everything from environment, language and responsiveness, to the amount and effectiveness of learning activities. Being trained to have such a discriminating eye, I was apprehensive when my evaluations became personal when time arrived for my eldest child to attend preschool; however, I have been nothing short of impressed with the program Ms. Miller has established at The Learning Garden. The breadth and scope of the curriculum she has designed emphasizes the development of the whole child; addressing social-emotional behaviors, academic readiness, and critical thinking skills. I have no doubts that my children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning have been bolstered by attending Ms. Miller’s school. As a current Licensed Specialist in School Psychology, I see the importance and difference that a high quality preschool education can make when students transition to grade school in terms of preparedness and confidence on a daily basis. This preparedness can have long-term implications for a child’s experiences and successes in learning. The fact that Ms. Miller has extended her services to training teachers could not make me happier. I feel our academic institutions would be vastly improved if more teachers were trained to have the same comprehensive approach to education as Ms. Miller.
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology"