Open Date: August 2021
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L’Academy Preschools is where we uncover children’s cognitive potential through language 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 Mandarin immersion.
Director Name: Berni Cruz
License: 414004632, 414004794
Closures for Holidays & Teacher In-Service Days:
● 2 Teacher in Service Days
● 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
● Independence Day
● 2 Parent Teacher Conference Days
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.
*We are making an exception for tuition payments during COVID-19 related closures. All tuition already paid for the period of closure due to COVID-19 will be credited towards future tuition payments.
Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:30pm
12m - 6 Years, Mandarin Immersion
2336 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94063
Director: Berni Cruz
Ms. Berni Cruz is committed to what she does and goes through each day with a positive outlook. Working with children and creating memorable experiences with them is something she's always wanted to do. She received her teaching credentials from Foothill College and has been in the education field for over 7 years with a background in administration. She started as a preschool teacher, became passionate about what she does, and decided to take on a new role so she can make a difference in children's lives. She cannot imagine a life without working with children as they always brighten her day. Ms. Berni grew up in Newark, California and is currently residing in Fremont. She enjoys cycling, singing, watching movies, and trying all kinds of food. She believes that a child's imagination should never be limited. Her goal is to make this school a place where a child can be anything they want to be. Ms. Berni loves being a part of the L'Academy family.
Teacher: Angela Liu
Ms. Angela Liu graduated from Shanghai Theatre Academy, majoring in acting and performance directing, as well as art. She was also a TV anchor. Ms. Angela likes to sing, dance, and perform during her free time. She has been studying in the Early Childhood Education field for many years. She is now a Chinese teacher and has over 7 years of experience working in Chinese immersion and bilingual preschools. She has worked the most with children between 2 to 6 years old. She is a passionate childhood educator and loves being with children. Ms. Angela is known to be very kind-hearted and can provide a stimulating play-based study environment for the children. She loves to promote self-help skills and empower the children to believe in themselves. She works with children in varying situations, including large groups, small groups, and individually. Ms. Angela loves children and hopes to make a great classroom experience for everyone.
Teacher : Sanny Chen
Ms. Sanny is from China. She can speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently. She immigrated to San Francisco city since 2016. She has been studying in the Early Childhood Education field for many years. And she obtained her ECE units at City College of San Francisco. She is excited to join the L’ Academy family to develop her early childhood education career. Ms. Sanny is passionate about early childhood education career. She believes that teachers are children's friends. In an equal relationship, children feel psychologically safe and relaxed, so that they can learn and grow in a free, respectful and equal environment.
In her free time，Ms. Sanny will do some of her favorite and interesting things, such as reading, singing, dancing, listening to music, and hiking. She believes that it is the greatest happiness in life to have a healthy body, do what you like to doin a happy state of mind, and realize your own value safely.
Teacher : Ying
Ms.Ying is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She holds degrees inPsychology and Education from UC Santa Cruz and is passionate about early childhood education. She appreciates the importance of learning languages in a bilingual environment, giving children the opportunity to acquire knowledge in a bilingual way. Ms. Ying enjoys singing, cycling, and playing games with the children.
In addition to her experience, since she has led young children outdoors, she enjoys using natural materials to allow children to complete their nature projects. In this way, children get more exposure to the outdoors and natural beauty that is important to their development.
Ms. Ying believes that children's ability is unimaginable. As a teacher, she ensures that children can learn, play and grow in safe, comfortable, and fun classrooms. Ms. Ying is delighted to be a part of the L'Academy team and looks forward to meeting all the children and their families!
Teacher : Ashley
Ms. Ashley has been working with children for over 5 years. She graduated from Menlo Atherton in 2021 and is continuing her studies in early childhood education.
She is so excited to be working with L’Academy to help children thrive and learn. Ms. Ashley is fluent in both Spanish and English. She. has worked with children of all age groups. As a teacher, Ms. Ashley believes that every child learns in different ways and that learning is limitless if you get creative. Her goal is to make the children laugh and smile through every experience. Ms. Ashley loves working with children every step of the way.
Growing up in Menlo Park, Ms. Ashley enjoys bike rides, hanging out with friends and family, watching her favorite TV shows, and traveling.
Ms. Ashley is happy to be a part of theL’Academy team and looks forward to getting to know all the children and their families!
Ms. Claire has over 30 years of early childhood educational experiences in China and the U.S. She has taught children from ages 1 to 4 years old in a classroom setting with up to 12 students. Her goal is to create a supportive, stable, and rewarding working environment where she can fully utilize her early childhood education skills and to make a difference in the lives of the children she teaches. Ms. Claire is familiar and competent with preschool daily curriculums and has developed successful activities approved by parents and students. She is good at playing piano, singing, storytelling, and arts and crafts. Not only is Ms. Claire a cheerful and optimistic person, but she works conscientiously and responsibly. Ms. Claire loves children and early childhood education.
She is very happy to be a part of the L'Academy team and knows she can provide so much for all the children!
Ms. Alese has been working with children for over two years and has a passion for helping children learn and grow. She has experience teaching all age groups, from 0 to 5 years old. At the University of San Francisco, Ms. Alese has obtained one semester majoring in psychology and has accomplished earning her early childhood education qualifications. She will continue to study psychology to pursue her goal in becoming a child psychologist. As a teacher, Ms. Alese believes in building strong and positive relationships with young children. Each day she teaches, she allows them to grow and develop in the best way possible. Ms. Alese likes to create a safe space for children as it benefits them to be themselves as all children learn differently.
Outside her love of teaching, she enjoys being outdoors, hanging out with friends and family, yoga, traveling, and exercise. Ms. Alese is excited to be a part of the L’Academy center and getting to know all of the children, staff, and family members.
Ms. Alejandra has been working with children for over 4 years. She graduated from Sequoia Union High School and has obtained her early childhood education credentials from Newton. Since then, she has worked with preschool to elementary school-age children. Fluent in both Spanish and English, she believes students can learn more than one language starting at a young age. Ms. Alejandra became a teacher so she can help children achieve what they want because anything is possible. When a child doubts themselves, she makes sure to guide them into believing there’s always an open door to anything in life. She doesn't want any child to have a negative mindset and to say they can't.
Although she was born in Mexico Michoacán, in a small little town called La Mira, Ms. Alejandra grew up in Redwood City. Some of her favorite things to do are to spend time with family and friends, go out on hikes, get some sun at the beach, go to the gym, and do all kinds of outdoor activities.
Ms. Alejandra is happy to be a part of the L’Academy team and is excited to see what L’Academy has for her. Each day she looks forward to helping kids develop for their future.
Ms. Yvonne is a reliable, loving, and hardworking teacher. She is a native Mandarin speaker with 5 years of teaching experience in early childhood education. Not only does Ms. Yvonne specialize in teaching literacy and conducting science experiments in Mandarin with young children, but she also has experience teaching Japanese to children and adults. She appreciates the time she gets to spend with preschool children and is patient with them as they go through their stages of development. Ms. Yvonne loves to help children to develop their best self. She enjoys teaching social-emotional skills, confidence, and self-efficacy.
Ms. Yvonne loves working with children and thrives on making learning fun in a safe, comfortable, and an enjoyable environment.