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The Most Important Part of Our Program

Our teachers and staff are dedicated to the care and advancement of your children

Preschool for Ages 2-5 serving Milpitas, CA as well as South Fremont and North San Jose

Our Teachers and Staff

Our staff isn't just a team; they're the guiding lights who shape the bright futures of your children.

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Our Core Values

Unwavering Love for Children

Our teachers' deep-seated affection for children fuels their dedication, ensuring every child feels cherished and supported throughout their journey.

Ensuring a Secure Environment

Prioritizing safety, our educators craft a haven where every child can thrive, both emotionally and physically, letting innate curiosity take the lead.

Exemplary Role-Modeling

With a keen sense of responsibility, our educators embody the principles they teach, ensuring children witness the ideals of integrity and respect daily.

Active Listening

Beyond mere instruction, our teachers genuinely value every child's voice. By attentively listening, they validate each idea and concern, fostering self-worth and confidence.

Consistent Patience and Honest Communication

Exhibiting boundless patience, our educators approach every situation with sincerity, ensuring open lines of communication and building lasting trust with each student.

Be Creative

While we have a formal curriculum for part of the day, we need and encourage your creative side as well.

Have Fun!

Having fun is very important to us! We are not a serious group and being fun and a little silly is encouraged.



My name is Elizabeth, I am the director at Elan Preschool. I have a passion for helping all children reach their potential. Elan has become my second family for the past 18 years. My son was also a student at Elan and because of this he found the love for books and learning.

I was fortunate to discover that I wanted to work with children at a young age, One of the reasons I became a teacher was because of my kindergarten Teacher, Ms. Sinclaire. I believe that teachers make a big impact on children and because of this I will continue to be the best role model I can be.

In my spare time I love to paint and cook with my son. Thank you Elan for giving me the chance to have fun and enjoy being a teacher/Director.



I'm Ms. Daxa, and for the past 13 years I've been dedicated to teaching and nurturing young minds at Elan Preschool. My greatest passion is helping children during their crucial early academic years, and it brings me immense joy to be a part of their educational journey, preparing them for kindergarten and beyond.

Elan Preschool is exceptional in my eyes, with its seamless blend of learning and fun activities. The teachers at Elan are not only highly knowledgeable but also warm and caring, ensuring the well-being and growth of the children they guide.

Outside of work, I'm a part of a loving family of four, including my husband and two wonderful boys. We've called Milpitas our home since 2012. In my free time, I indulge in my hobbies, such as gardening, spending quality time with my family, cooking, enjoying music, and watching movies.

I also find fulfillment in volunteering at our local community temple, deepening my spiritual knowledge and connecting with my community in meaningful ways.



Hi, my name is Ms. Candace.

I have been working with kids for 6 years. I love being a teacher and being able to provide a safe and caring environment for them to learn in. I love watching them discover, explore, and learn new things. I like working at Elan because it is such a warm environment. Coming to work always excites me. There is a great sense of teamwork among all the teachers. Working at Elan has been a great joy.

In my spare time, I like to read, take hikes, and do different crafts



Hello! I'm Ms. Eva, and I'm excited to be a part of Elan Preschool as a teacher aide. I have two wonderful kids: my son is 5 years old, and my daughter is 7 years old.

In my free time I enjoy spending time with them; reading books, going on hikes, and exploring new activities.

While working at Elan my curiosity about young children's development led me to complete all the necessary classes to become a preschool teacher. I was interested in learning and supporting children's growth, which inspired me to pursue this education.

Working as a teacher aide at Elan Preschool for the past year has been an exciting experience. I've had the chance to engage with curious and lively preschoolers, actively participating in classroom activities while supporting both teachers and students. What makes this role truly special to me is my sincere affection for young children and witnessing their journey of learning and growth.



I am Ms. Jenelyn.

I have been a preschool teacher for 6 years. I have worked with children of all ages and have also worked with children with ASD. I love being a preschool teacher because the kids stay shorter than me. Also, as a preschool teacher, I am helping shape the minds of children and supporting their academic, social, and personal growth. I love being a teacher here at Elan because I am valued as a teacher and, being part of Elan, I feel like I am part of one big happy family.

In my spare time, I enjoy cooking and eating a yummy meal after a good workout. I look forward to meeting you and your child



Hi! I'm Ms. Whitney.

I have been working in childcare for over 12 years. After college, I moved to the Bay Area and worked as a private nanny for years. Then I worked in the afterschool sector as a teacher and site director for about 6 years. I then transitioned to being a preschool teacher at Stanford University, serving in this role until this past August, when I joined Elan. I love working at Elan because literacy is very important to me; working in a reading- and writing-based program is a great fit! I've been enjoying the team environment and working with such an amazing group of kids! Since Elan is so close to my home, it feels like I am able to work within my own community.

I love traveling and being outdoors, including but not limited to camping and hiking. I also love reading, movies, TV, and sewing.