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Marlene Allen, Director

I have been working with young children for the last 29 years. It is all I have every wanted to do! I am passionate about providing an environment for children and families that is loving, caring, and allows children to learn and grow in a fun and meaningful way that has a lasting impact. My husband and I have two teenage daughters and we love living in Willow Glen with our two spunky dogs!  On a weekend you'll find me spending time with my family or traveling.


Pattie Zylka, 4's Teacher

I've been teaching preschool for 26 years and I love the energy of the classroom!  Hands on learning is my favorite way for children to experience the world around them.  I am a California native and my husband and I have three grown children and six grandkids.  I love a good latte, day projects, and teaching!


Laurie Landry, Teacher

I have been working with children for over 20 years. I love giving kids the opportunity to explore their world through music, movement, art, and experiential learning in a safe and loving environment. My husband and I are and our three young children relocated to San Jose from North Carolina three years ago. On weekends you can often find us off on an adventure or working on a creative project. I feel honored to have the chance to nurture and guide all of the precious children that will come into my class.

We have more amazing teachers that we'll be adding to our website soon!