Shao Xue (Ms.Janna): Director and Head Teacher
Language(s): Chinese and English
Ms. Janna is a native speaker of Chinese and holds a university degree from China as well as a Child Development Associate Teacher Permit from the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She has nine years of bilingual preschool teaching experience, having previously taught at Montessori Preschool in Cupertino and the New World Child Development Center in Sunnyvale. She continues to participate in training workshops and programs related to early childhood care, education, health, and nutrition. She is certified in Pediatric First Aid, Pediatric CPR, and Preventative Health Practices.
Ms. Janna enjoys working with children and celebrating their accomplishments. Her continuous goal is to seek new and better methods to teach students and to work with each individual to make sure (s) he learns the subject matter.
Mr. Will: Assistant Teacher
Mr. Will is Ms. Janna's husband. He is a native speaker of English and holds a B.S. in Finance from San Jose State University. He teaches English lessons and sports at Smiles Daycare and ensures that all the children get a balanced dose of academics and physical education every day.
Ms.Chen: Teacher's Assistant
Ms. Chen is a native speaker of Chinese and assists Ms. Janna and Mr. Will with activities throughout the day. She also prepares nutritious snacks and meals for the children. She has two grown kids of her own as well as a grandson.