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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, 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.