Kensington/Berkeley Preschool Toddler-Kindergarten

1550 Oak View Ave, Kensington, CA 94706

About Kensington/Berkeley Preschool Toddler-Kindergarten

Open Date: August 1st, 2021 after acquisition of Claremont Day Nurseries

L’Academy Preschool at Kensington Berkeley offers affordable toddler day care as well as preschool for two years old to kindergarten age children.

Click the “Subscribe & Tour” button and our Center Director will reach out to you to schedule a tour. A tour is required for enrollment. Come and find out how L'Academy uncovers children’s cognitive potential through Mandarin and Spanish immersion.

Our ultimate goal is to develop each child mindfully with love and compassion through a language-rich curriculum! Come and see our classrooms, meet the site staff and get all of your questions answered. Children are welcome!

Center offers Spanish or Mandarin immersion.

Regional Director Name: Rachel Hendrix

License: 073408904

Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:

●  2 Teacher-in-Service Days (Good Friday and Indigenous Peoples Day)

●  Labor Day

●  Veterans Day

●  Thanksgiving Day

●  Day after Thanksgiving

●  Winter Break (From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day)

●  Martin Luther King Jr. Day

●  President’s Day

●  Memorial Day

●  Juneteenth Day

●  Independence Day

If a holiday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, the holiday will be observed the Friday before or the Monday after. Please refer to the school calendar for specific closure dates. Note that tuition will be due in full every month irrespective of school closures or holidays.

Programs offered

Infant Program (Whole Child Development)
Toddler Program (Social and Emotional Whole Child Development)
Preschool Program (Social and Emotional Whole Child Development)

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday | 7:30am-5:30pm


5m - 6 years old, Spanish and Mandarin Immersion

1550 Oak View Ave, Kensington, CA 94706


Meet our Staff

Regional Director: Rachel Hendrix

Ms. Rachel is a traveler!  She has lived in Germany, Alaska, Arizona, North Carolina- until finally landing in California.  It was in California where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from University of the Pacific.  After graduating from college, she began her professional career working in a preschool.  Immediately she fell in love with early childhood education.  Rachel has a very deep passion for creating a home away from home for the children and building a strong partnership with the entire family. She believes that each child, given the right tools, can succeed in whatever future endeavors they wish to follow.  In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two cats, two sons and husband.  She is also an avid gardener, reader and crafter.

Spanish Teacher : Tatiana

Ms. Tatiana was born in El Salvador. Her very first job after arriving in the US was working at a family childcare 12 years ago.  She has been working with children ranging from 6 weeks to 4 years ever since.  Ms. Tatiana completed her child development studies at City College of San Francisco. Ms. Tatiana seizes every opportunities to teach children to help each other and be kind and respectful, through playing and exploring.

Teacher: Lisa

Ms. Lisa was born in Taiwan. Her major was law during her college years before moving to the bay area. As an assistant of legal personnel, Ms. Lisa was engaged in research-related work and audit-related work in the medical center. After moving to the United States in 2019, Ms. Lisa has the chance to explore her new passion in teaching. She received her certification in Early Childhood Education in 2020 and has been teaching children from age 2 and up in a dual language immersion environment for almost 3 years.