San Mateo Preschool infant-Kindergarten

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

About San Mateo Preschool infant-Kindergarten

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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: Quynh Nguyen

License: 414004754

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 | 8:30am - 5:30pm


6m - 6 Years; Mandarin Immersion

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401


Meet our Staff

Director: Leny

Ms. Leny has been working as one of the preschool teachers here at L’Academy San Mateo, since 2023. She received her B.A. in Child Development with a focus in Early Childhood from San Francisco State University and has been working in early education for 5 years. Ms. Leny has worked with a range of children ages 3 months old to 6 years old. On her free time, she enjoys going on hikes and going to the beach! As a director in L’Academy, Ms. Leny is dedicated to building a safe learning environment with a well balanced curriculum for all children and she is committed to lead and support our parents, teachers, and the community!

Teacher: Betty

Ms. Betty was born and raised in San Mateo. Ms. Betty has been teaching in the Early Childhood field for more than 22 years. She loves working with children from age infant to 5 years old. Ms. Betty speaks both English and Spanish. She loves to interact with young children and focus on their language development throughout the day. Ms. Betty is looking forward to meet all her future babies and having fun with them in the classroom!

Teacher: Anna

Ms. Anna has been working in Early Education for 7 years both in China and in the U.S. She has worked with preschool school-aged children, 0 to 5 years old. She speaks both Mandarin and a bit of English. Ms. Anna believes in creating a safe and nurturing environment. She can’t wait to continue to meet and get to know our growing toddlers!

Teacher: Elva

Ms. Elva, also known as ZIyan Yang, was born in Shanghai, China. She is fluent in both Mandarin and Shanghainese. During her elementary school years, she spent a semester studying in Singapore. At the age of 14, she came to the United States to attend high school in South Carolina. Ms. Elva graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of San Francisco in 2022. Currently, she is pursuing my Early Childhood Education coursework at Theoria Technical College, with child development at City College of San Francisco in 2024. As an aspiring kindergarten teacher, I am dedicated to nurturing the growth and development of young minds.

Here are some Fun Facts about Ms. Elva:

- She loves the vibrant color red
- She has 2 fluffy cats
- She enjoys exploring the outdoors
- She is a big Disney fan, especially Winnie the Pooh!

Teacher Assistant: Ale

Alexandra Penate, also known as Ms. Ale, began working in the child care field after graduating high school. She was a nanny for 3 years before becoming a preschool Teacher Assistant. She is currently studying to pursue her Child Development Associates degree and also studying for ultrasound technology. She believes that teaching is such a big passion of caring for little kids.

Here are some Fun Facts about Ms. Ale:
- She 2 kitties and 4 doggies
- She loves to bake
- She loves to do arts and crafts

Teacher: Shaomin

Ms. Shaomin Lao has been working with children for almost 2 years. For her, being a teacher is more than just a profession, it is a passion. She believes that she must not only promote the healthy and happy growth of children, but also their emotional development. Ms. Lao's priority as an educator is to create a supportive and valued learning environment where each child feels valued and empowered. She speaks Mandarin and bit of English. Ms. Lao looks forward to getting to know all the children and families! On her free time, she likes to read, hike, and listen to music!

Teacher: Daisy

Ms. Daisy is honored to be part of L'Academy! She was born in Guangzhou and graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Sociology. She has been living in the United States for 7 years. Ms. Daisy is proficient in 3 languages; Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. She is looking forward to learning more on the job. Ms. Daisy loves children and enjoys working with them!