Best Preschool in Cupertino at Finch Avenue

Preschool Program:

Tulip Kids Academy offers the following programs at its large spacious and newly remodeled preschool center

Jr. Preschool Program
  • English Emergent
  • Monthly Themed Curriculum
  • Learning through Purposeful Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Motor Development
  • Social, Emotional, Physical Development
  • Safe Environment
  • Nurturing Staff
  • Zoo Phonics
Preschool Program
  • Mother Goose Curriculum
  • Learning through Purposeful Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Motor Development
  • Personal, Social Independence Skill Building
  • Social, Emotional, Physical Development
  • Critical Thinking Encouraged
  • Safe Environment
  • Nurturing Staff
  • English Emergent
  • Zoo Phonics
Pre-Kindergarten Program
  • Monthly Themed Curriculum
  • Whole Child Approach
  • Science, Math, Social Studies, Phonics & Spelling
  • Literacy Development
  • Personal, Social Independence Skill Building
  • Supportive Environment
  • Creative & Curiosity Encouraged
  • Saxon Literacy and Mathematics
  • English Emergent
  • Zoo Phonics
Contact

Phone:

Cell     (669) 377-5774

Office (669)  266 0800

 

Email:

nhufana@tulipkidsinc.com

 

Address

10181 Finch Ave, Cupertino, CA 95014

Mrs. Nikki Hufana
Site Director's Bio

I completed course work from De Anza College with a certification in Child development and Site supervisor. I have over 18 years working in education at Bethel Lutheran School. I started at Bethel as a volunteer, which led into a job offer. I was fortunate enough to have both of my children attend the preschool and elementary school programs. Over the years, I have taught preschool 3’s, 4’s, and Jr. Kindergarten. During the summer I was lead teacher for preschool Science sessions as well as lead teacher for 1st/ 2nd grade combo class. Last year would have been my 11th year teaching Jr.

Kindergarten. I was given the opportunity to lead the school as the director of the preschool and after school care programs. I feel it has really come full circle. I am truly working at my dream job. My education philosophy is that children need to feel that others care for them, and that God loves them. Securities in these areas lay a solid foundation for academic growth and learning. I enjoy working at BLS because I have support from the staff and devoted parents by my side. Working with children and supporting their families along their education journey feels so natural, I feel it is what I’m destined to do. My favorite bible verse is “Faith, it does not make things easy it makes them possible. Luke 1:37. I’m excited and anxious to work with my team and partner with Tulip Kids this year, as we create more opportunities of learning and making memories with more families in our community. In my spare time I enjoy baking cakes, party planning, bike riding, shopping and backyard bbq’s with my family.

I look forward to working as a team with you to help your child grow and thrive as a student this year and many years to come here at Tulip Kids.

Blessings,

Mrs. Nikki Hufana

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Teachers
Durdana Hazarika

I have my earned my early childhood credentials from De Anza College. I have been working at Bethel Lutheran Preschool for the last 25 years. My teaching philosophy is for children to be happy, if they are happy they will learn. My goal is to provide opportunities to help the children to be self sufficient. In my free time I love looking after my plants, enjoy cooking and listening music. My passion to work with kids is my gift from God, their little adventures brings a smile to my face. I look forward to working with you and your child.

Vivian Huynh

I have completed a child development degree, with honors, from California State University, Los Angeles and my early childhood certification from De Anza college. From high school, I have had an affinity for working with young children. I love watching them grow and flourish as individuals, especially through my experiences with working with autistic children and in preschools. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, exploring nature, traveling, and DIY projects!

Anais Lizaola

My name is Anais Lizaola and I am a mom of two. My son Maximo who is at Tulip Kids in the 4’s class, and my daughter Julieta who is 2 years old. I’ve been married to my amazing husband for 8 years. I am an animal lover and also have to dogs at home.  I’ve been an Early Child Educator for the last 10 years. I currently have over 40 EC units, an Associate Early Childhood Credential, and 2 year Montessori training. I’ve also been a Spanish tutor for the last two years; I really enjoy sharing my home language.

I believe that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically healthy, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk-taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. There are three elements that I believe are conducive to establishing such an environment,  the teacher acting as a guide,  allowing the child’s natural curiosity to direct his/her learning, and promoting respect for all things and all people.

Jorden Castanon

I’ve been teaching in preschool for over 4 years -Some of my hobbies include outdoor activities like camping/ hiking, board games, music, reading, and learning about the medical field

Education: Early Childhood Education (E.C.E units) from De Anza College, and West Valley College

Teaching goals: Teaching social/emotional skills, language development, vocabulary, independence, and self-help skills

Jyoti Parashar

Hello, my name is Jyoti Parashar and I have been teaching last 8 years. I was born in India and lived in North India till my adulthood and spend 8 years in Bangalore after I got married and living in the Bay area for the last 5 years. I spend most of my free time with family. We love to travel to different places and spend time in parks or shopping. My family members are My Husband Ashish and My son Utkarsh is 16 years junior in Cupertino High school. I have done my master’s in literature and currently I am doing child development credits from Foothill college.
My hobbies include trying new cuisines for family over the weekend and go for the long walk and I also love listening to music.
I am immensely excited to be part of the Tulip Kids Academy and Looking forward to having a successful year with all our new and returning families.

Aarati Satpute

Hello, my name is Aarati Satpute. I currently teach in the Preschool room with Ms. Jyoti and Ms. Jorden. I did my Bachelors in Civil engineering in India. After marriage I moved here in the U.S. I have completed my child development certification from De Anza college. I have been teaching for over 4 years. It is my passion to teach preschool children and instill a love for learning. My favorite subjects are Mathematics and science. I love cooking, crafting, watching movies, travelling and exploring places with my family.

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