We hired Iris 5 years ago to design and deliver a Chinese Culture camp here on Nantucket. The camp runs for one week every summer. The parents of the girls who attend tell me that it is the "one camp that they plan all other dates around." Their daughters do not want to miss it. We have never advertised; it is always full!

Children love Iris. She "gets" kids. She is the kind of person that leaves a lasting impression... your life is better by knowing her! She is a natural teacher and deeply loves what she does. She's passionate.

We have also used Iris to consult with us about our pre-school. We have implemented all of her ideas. Her suggestions were creative, insightful and, most importantly, they worked!

Lisa Dias
Director, Dragonflies and Daisies Children's Program

The Tufts Institute for Problem Solving with Discrete Math has worked with Ponte and Chau for 4 years. Their evaluation process consistently goes above and beyond our expectations. They have been immensely supportive and resourceful for our state-funded teacher enhancement institute, and are dedicated to helping us continue to improve. Working with them is a pleasure.

Diane Souvaine, PhD
Chair and Professor
Department of Computer Science
Tufts University

I just want to thank you all for your part in making last night such a success! All these building blocks we are doing to better support the understanding of the importance of play will go a long way toward helping parents and our kids. Iris, we look forward to future collaborations. I am thinking the district administrators may be interested in your research about other cultures. Thanks again!

Carol Huebner
Early Childhood Coordinator
Out of District Coordinator
Acton Public Schools

I just want to thank you once again for sharing your knowledge and experiences with our parents. It was a good turnout, 43 parents, higher than we expected originally. We also were thrilled by the enthusiastic participation of the parents during Q&A time. It is encouraging to see that 96.4% of them indicated that they gained more knowledge and 100% of them unanimously said they would apply what they learned in the workshop.
I hope we will all stay in touch and hopefully you can come back to speak to us again in the future.

Joseph Wu, MA, LMHC, NCC
Family Services Director
Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

I received the observation reports. Thanks for all the time you put into them. I appreciate the thoroughness of your reports. I think it's great to address all aspects of the situation- curriculum, behavior guidance, transitions, story-reading, etc. It all contributes to the overall success of the classroom.

Kathleen Parrish
Director of the Botanic Gardens Children's Center