San Mateo Preschool Toddler-Kindergarten

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401

About San Mateo Preschool Toddler-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

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

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday | 8:30am - 5:30pm


18m - 6 Years; Mandarin Immersion

608 N El Camino Real, San Mateo, CA 94401


Meet our Staff

Director: Lanie Choi

My name is Eron Lanie Choi but I go by “Lanie”, and native to San Francisco, CA. I moved to Santa Cruz in the beginning of the Pandemic in

2020. I have a BA in Child Development and Concentrated in School-Age and Families from San Francisco State University and AAA in Computer Business Administration. I also have a certification in Mind, Body, and Medicine as well a Site Supervisor Permit. Experienced in working with all age groups and came from a center-based Teacher, Recruiter, and Assistant Site-Supervisor. I ran my own daycare business in San Francisco as a Family Child Care Provider for nine years. I have been working with children for more than fifteen years as well being an Infant Development Specialist. Not only am I passionate about children and their development, I also find the importance in one’s mindfulness, body and spirit in healing modalities.

I have a 13-year old Siberian Husky (Alex) who is a certified therapy dog for children. As my hobby, I love to surf, skateboard, snowboard and surf train on land as an athlete and going to the beach with my fur baby. I am a foodie and love experiencing different cultures. I am excited to be on-board since there is so much potential here at L’Academy Language Immersion Preschool in Santa Cruz being surrounded by trees, nature, ocean, and animals.

Teacher: Wendy Chen

Ms. Wendy is a constant learner!  She has been working in the early childhood education field for the past five years (2016).  Since joining the field, she is consistently taking classes in ECE to further her knowledge of childhood development. She truly enjoys working with children every day, and is excited to take part in the scaffolding of learning.  Ms. Wendy believes that working with young children helps her to keep active and stay young.   In her spare time, Ms. Wendy enjoys spending time with her family.  She has one daughter and one son.  She also enjoys reading and hiking.

Teacher Melissa Chen

Ms. Melissa is a fully qualified preschool lead teacher. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for more than 5 years. Her passion in ECE is inspired by the children she has worked with: to see they grow, to listen and experience the world from each child's perspective, and to provide the resources and broad exposure tailored to each child's needs.

In her fee time, Ms. Melissa enjoys knitting and traveling and watching travel videos.