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
  • Theme Based Curriculam
  • Learning through Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Motor Development
  • Social,Emotional,Physical Development
  • Safe Environment
  • Nurturing Staff
Preschool Program
  • Theme Based Curriculam
  • Learning through Play
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Motor Development
  • Social,Emotional,Physical Development
  • Safe Environment
  • Nurturing Staff
Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten Program
  • Mother – Goose Curriculam & Themes
  • Whole Child Approach
  • Science,Maths,Social Studies,Phonics & Spelling
  • Literacy Development
  • Personal,Social Independence Skill Building
  • Supportive Environment
  • Creative & Curiosity Encouraged


Cell     (669) 377-5774

Office (669)  266 0800





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.


Mrs. Nikki Hufana

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Priya Pardeshi

My name is Priya Pardeshi. I joined Bethel Lutheran School in 2017 after ten years as a stay-at-home parent. Though my educational background is a Masters in Computer Management, nine years of volunteer work has consistently led me to caring for young children. I studied at De Anza Community College where I received credits in Early Childhood Studies and plan on returning to take more classes. Working with the Bethel Lutheran School as Lead teacher for 2’s brought me great joy, and I value my role supporting moms and dads on their parenting journey. I always believe that children learn best when the learning environment is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child and one that encourages exploration, creativity and independence.

I am excited to be part of Tulip Kids and look forward to continue to have a positive impact on the children’s growth and it my goal to make sure that each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends I also enjoy reading, music and traveling.

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.

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

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.

Radha Sridhar

I am Mrs. Radha Sridhar and I have completed Diploma and Bachelor’s in computer applications apart from completing Early childhood education courses. I have over five years of working in education at various schools ranging from volunteering to teaching over the years.

I enjoy spending time with children and it’s deeply satisfying to see them develop. It gives me great satisfaction to care for them and help them in their formative years. I’m very excited to work for Tulip Kids since I have heard very good things about their various other schools. I look forward to contributing to the learning and journey of the children with Tulip Kids. My hobbies include going on day trips with my family, preparing my daughter’s favorite foods and walking with my friends. I look forward to working with this wonderful team and helping kids blossom this year. I hope to partner with the parents in making this year a very happy and fruitful year for the kids.

Jeeti Gill

Hello! My name is Ms. Jeeti. I graduated with my Bachelor of Art in English Literature from Government College for Women in India. This will be my 6th year teaching at this campus Children are my passion; they are the most unique and very special creation of God.

Prior to working at Tulip Kids, I owned a licensed home daycare for 10 years. I have 26 years of teaching experience in early childhood education.

My favorite hobby is spending time with my family and friends and gardening. I have three beautiful daughters and one four-legged grandbaby!

My favorite verse is Micah 6:8 – “This is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God.”

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