4111 Merchantile Drive
Your City, PA 16111
Margaret W. Willis
Peach Tree Day Care Center
7120 Greenwood Ave.
Beltville, MD 21000
Dear Dr. Willis:
Having worked in three day care centers as a volunteer and student
intern, I was quite excited to learn from Professor Jan Jenkins that you
have an opening for a teacher at Peach Tree Day Care Center. I would
very much like to be considered for that position and feel qualified for
According to Dr. Jenkins, you are interested in incorporating
educational objectives into play programs. I am not only committed to
such an approach but, as my enclosed resume illustrates, I have had the
opportunity to design and implement such programs at two different day
care facilities. Children, teachers and parents were all enthusiastic
about how educational yet captivating these sessions turned out to be,
and I thoroughly enjoyed both planning them and working with the
I was also informed that Peach Tree Day Care Center is heavily used by
African-American and Hispanic families and that you strive to meet their
unique needs. In addition to studying the culture of urban minorities,
for the past two summers I have also been a “Big Sister” for two
African-American children, ages 4 and 6, living in Philadelphia.
I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss these and other
experiences with you and to find out more about Peach Tree. Spring break
lasts from March 27 through April 2. Would it be possible to meet with
you some time then?
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
COMMENTS: This candidate has been able to learn about the position and
is very effective at relating specific details about her accomplishments
and skills to the particular employer’s needs.