I have known Mrs. Davis for over twenty years or more. She was like a mother to me. She has taught me how to go after my dreams and manage in this big world. I have always admired all her accomplishments that she has done in her life. I met Mrs. Linda Davis at Illinois Central College where she was the Director of Riverview Garden Child Development Center in Peoria, Illinois. She ran a pilot program for young girls who wanted the opportunity to work and go to school but needed childcare. I was the Early Childhood teacher for the two-year old classroom at the center. While being a teacher at a great center, Mrs. Linda Davis would take time out of her busy day to train me on the fundamentals of running a productive center. Not only did she train me on being a great educator, she also taught me there is a blessing behind helping people.
Mrs. Linda Davis passion has always been family and early education for young children. After a few years into the pilot program, Mrs. Davis moved away, and I became the acting director of the center. My professional development skills kicked in fast. I knew this was the beginning of a new adventure. It was a hard task in the beginning, but I knew Mrs. Davis was always a phone call away.
She is still a phone call away. She will always be my inspiration and motivation.
Andrea A. Sanford AS., BA., MA.
Youth Service Librarian
To Whom it May Concern,
Linda Davis is a fierce advocate for family child care and has been associated with NAFCC since 2006 when she joined as a member, became a NAFCC Accredited Provider, and a NAFCC Accreditation Observer.
Linda started out with a bang and didn’t stop. Since then, she has filled the following key roles within the organization:
• 2012-2017-National Family Child Care Conference Volunteer
• 2013 to present NAFCC Accreditation Observer
2014-2017 NAFCC Accreditation Council Member
• 2017 to present NAFCC Train the Accreditation Trainer Trainer
•2017 - 2019 -National Family Child Care Conference Committee Chair
• 2020- NAFCC Professional Accreditation Scorer
Linda is a professional early childcare resource on our team. She has a heart of gold for family child care that inspires us all. Thank you Linda for supporting family child care.
Former, Accreditation Operations Manager
Former, Professional Development & Conference Manager
I am so Honored to write a letter of reference for Mrs. Davis. She should be commended for the professional work she provide to her students. I first met Mrs. Davis in 2014. At the time she was the owner/director of Justus Kidz her Family Childcare facility and was teaching trainings for Bright from the Start. I took my first early childcare training with her. She guided myself and everyone in our class with ongoing professional development.
Since 2014 I continue to get educated in early childcare trainings. Linda has and continues to be my trainer of choice. Many of her past students feel the same way as I do because I often end up in trainings with them. I can go on and on about Mrs. Davis but the most important thing I want her to know is "I APPRECIATE EVERY TRAINING AND ALL THE SUPPORT SHE GIVES TO HER STUDENTS. IT IS A JOY TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL LATER IN LIFE AND FEEL AT EASE. Keep up the great work you do with your students and I plan on seeing you in trainings again soon.
Shawnette Cottle, ECE Student
It is an honor to write a letter commending the professionalism of
Mrs. Linda Davis. I was introduced to Mrs. Davis ten years ago while she held position as an Executive Director of Justus Kidz, which I provided her with ongoing professional development. Because of her dedication of quality care and early learning for young children, I encouraged Linda to become a professional facilitator so that she may share her skills with other early childhood educators. She pursued the opportunity and ventured into a successful facilitator.
For the past seven years, Linda and I have collaborated on numerous educational projects to support families and educators to positively impact the lives of young children. Linda continues to be instrumental in designing face-to-face, webinars, hybrid, and online distance learning programs. We continue to collaborate on numerous training scenarios and creatively promote early cognitive development. From her work, she is regularly called upon to speak at state and national conferences. Linda is a viable voice in the early education arena and is currently working in partnership with numerous family and children serving agencies.
Linda offers her clients a personal and tailored approach of professional development. She takes time to coach each of her clients to ensure they are gaining the skills needed to effectively impact the lives of young learners. If you are looking for a facilitator who cares about what you learn, then you want
Mrs. Davis to become your mentor and coach. Within this ten-year journey, I appreciate the personal and professional relationship that Linda and I have shared.
Should you have any further questions about Mrs. Davis, please contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
M. J. Ward, M.Ed.
LBS Professional Development Services
I have truly enjoyed taking trainings from Mrs. Linda Davis. She is a super, thorough, and professional instructor. The first time I meet Mrs. Davis I was in a bind trying to finish my CDA Professional Portfolio.. She was very knowledgeable and gave me tons of helpful references and resources. Years later I felt super confident contacting Mrs. Davis again to help me with my CDA Renewal and to help me to complete trainings to become a Family Child Care Learning Home Director. She has once again came through for me while I was in a bind. I have been having so much fun in her training courses and I am still learning so much "Real Education". Mrs. Davis is teaching me to work with my parents and their children. She makes me feel so confident about advancing my career. I am getting ready for Early Childhood and I know because of what I have and am learning I will be great at educating my clients. If anyone is looking to further their education in Early Childhood give Linda Davis a try. I promise you will return to her over and over again.
Yesenia Diaz Rangel, ECE Student
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