Santa Cruz CA Preschool Infant-Toddler-Kindergarten

3205 Salisbury Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065

About Santa Cruz CA Preschool Infant-Toddler-Kindergarten

L’Academy Preschool at Santa Cruz CA offers affordable infant  daycare as well as preschool programs for toddlers 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 Spanish immersion curriculum.

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

Center offers Spanish Immersion.

Director Name: Lanie Choi

Licence Number: 444416435

Licence Number: 444416436

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


12m* - 6 Years, Spanish Immersion

3205 Salisbury Dr, Santa Cruz, CA 95065


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: Andrea Rocha

Ms. Andrea received her associates degree from Cabrillo College and has been working with preschool children since 2007. She is married and has a ten year old daughter and twin six year olds! Andrea is a very creative & happy person who brings her positive attitude to our school every day!

Her favorite part of working with children is to be able to see their individual growth and development. She likes to implement creative activities, stimulating their cognitive, social emotional, and physical development.

She looks forward to meeting your child and wants you to know that this year is going to be the best year ever!

Teacher Eunice Reyes-Rameno

Ms. Eunice was born and raised in Mexico until she was 12 years old. She has 39 Early Childhood Education Units from Cabrillo College. She is married and has three children. In her spare time, Ms. Eunice enjoys dancing, music, and traveling with her family. Miss Eunice has a natural skill for making connections with children.  Ms. Eunice enjoys implementing creative experiences for children and nurturing their growth and development.

Teacher: Ms. Debbie

Ms Debbie is a mother of two grown sons, both married. Ms. Debbie had her first grandchild recently. She earned her ECE Degree from Cabrillo College in 1982 when she was twenty-two and then opened her own home-based preschool that same year.

Ms Debbie taught preschool and did after-school care until 1998. When she went to work as a Teacher’s Aid for kindergarten classes, she taught reading readiness. Ms Debbie also taught 1st to 3rd grade. In 2002, she left teaching to try new ventures, and after twenty years she has found her way back to teaching. This is where her heart and soul belongs.

Teacher: Natalie Gutierrez

Ms. Natalie has 10 + years of experience working with infants and preschoolers. She has completed 3 ECE units and is looking to enroll in the near future to complete the necessary units and become a preschool teacher. Natalie is a mom to a 15 month old little girl. In her spare time Ms Natalie likes to spend time with her family, watch movies, and relax. She is excited to be a part of L'Academy and looks forward to many years serving the children who attend.

Teacher: Ms. May

Ms. May has a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Linguistics & Multilingualism from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and is passionate about language-centered education, language acquisition, and child development. She has been working with children for five years and is pursuing further training in Early Childhood Education to receive more ECE units to move up as Teacher.

During her free time, Ms May enjoys spending time outdoors, rock climbing, hiking and biking.