Site Director’s Bio: Ms. Claudia
Hello, my name is Ms.Claudia and I am a proud wife and Mother to a very brilliant toddler. I am very passionate about teaching children, and this has been a lifelong interest for me. I now have 11 years of solid teaching experience and 2.5 years as a Preschool Director. I currently hold a level II Early Child Education Certificate, as well as 30 units in early child education.
Before my teaching career I was a Veterinary Technician. I enjoyed that opportunity, but realized my love for children would bring something more to my life. I am working diligently to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Child Education from San Jose State, and I am very enthused about doing so. I have a natural connection with children, and my goal is to provide them with the best education possible when in my care!
NOW OPEN and ENROLLING
New State of the art center is now open and accepting enrollments.
We offer following programs
- Infant/Toddler (12 – 24 M)
- Jr. Preschool: (2-3 years)
- Preschool / Pre-Kindergarten Combination Class: (3-5 years)
Tulip Infants Teachers
My name is Yesenia(Yesi) Velazquez. I am a mother to two handsome boys. My family is from Puebla a city located southeast of Mexico City but I was born and Raised in California, Sunnyvale to be exact. I went to Medical Assisting School and got certified as a Medical Assistant. Worked in the field but after a few short months I realized that was not my calling. Although Tulip Kids Academy is my first official job working with kids I have a lot of volunteer experience through my oldest son’s school and through my previous job as I got to do Tours with the Wonder years Preschool and I am currently attending Mission College to get my Child Development Degree. In my free time I like to bake, go on hikes with my very energetic toddler, go on target runs, or simply stay home and enjoy a nice movie with my family.
My name is Sonia Parmar and I have been working at Tulip Kids Academy from April 2018. I hold a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Pune, India. I have also completed a certificate course in Montessori from India. After completing my certification, I worked as an assistant teacher in a preschool for 3 years in India. This experience really helped me grow as a person and fulfil my dream to become a preschool teacher. I got married to one of my close friends and we have a two-year-old son together. After coming to California I completed my certification in Early Childhood Education from De Anza College with 28 units. When I am not teaching I like to travel with my friends and family, dance and spend time with my little one. I hope I can bring in my experience, learnings and add more to the already wonderful staff at Tulip Kids Academy.
My name is Gowthami, Kirubanandh and I am proud to call Tulip Kids as my second home. My love and affection for kids started from my young age and I always had the interest in kids and their education.After moving to California in the early summer of 2015, I got a chance to work in ADZ Academy (home daycare) in Sunnyvale, California and then gradually completed all my required childcare education and started working in Pre-School.
I started my career as an Infant Lead Teacher and after completing all the child care courses at California College of Early Childhood Education in San Mateo, I got promoted as Sub-Director in Tulip Kids and now I am currently working as the Sub-Director.
I have completed my graduate education in India in the field of Computer Science and Engineering and I am married to Kirubanandh, Rajendran for the last five years and we are a very happy and satisfied couple in all aspects of life.
My favorite times at Preschool is when I’m working withInfants and Toddlers in the circle time, to make the circle time very enjoyable and more interactive.I am very happy and satisfiedworkingwith kids and helping them in their future life. After getting promoted as Sub-Director, I am looking forward for more responsibilities such as successful leadership, operational planning, management of the organization and overseeing day-to-day activities at Tulip Kids.
My favorite past time includes cooking, gardening andriding along the countryside. My favorite color is red, blue andpurple and I love warm weather and beaches. I would like to visit Switzerland and Brazil some day.
Favorite Quote:“To the world you may be a teacher but to yourstudents you are a hero” and also “The art of Teaching is the art of Assisting Discovery”.
I am a very caring and passionate person who truly enjoys the fruit of life. I take pride in teaching children all that I can in the time they are in my presence. I have over 16 plus years of Customer Service & Administrative Roles. I have always had a passion for teaching from a young age and throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with several diverse Team Environments that have added to my teaching skills. In the near future I will be completing my College Education in Child Development. I recently had the experience of teaching at a Japanese Bilingual Montessori School in Sunnyvale, CA as the English Co-Teacher which was a great experience for my 1st official Teaching opportunity. Other than teaching I truly enjoy walking trails, reading and writing and watching movies. I also enjoy spending time and talking to my other-half and of course spending time with him, is my favorite thing to do! When time allows I also enjoy spending time with my family & friends. In my spare time I also spend numerous Sunday’s Volunteering at church in our Children’s Department helping children understand God’s greatest gift to us all love (which is compressed of many elements, understanding, forgives, humblenessand many other things). I not only display my caring for children but also for my fellow teachers and staff that ensure that Tulip Kids Academy, Inc. is a comfortable & safe place to come to each day, in addition I truly enjoy engaging with the Parents and Guardians of each day.It’s my honor and privilege to do my job…. always!
I did Bachelors of Technology(JNTU) from India and an Early Childhood development certification from the De-Anza college. After having children in my life as a mother I decided to be a teacher where I changed my career from technology to teaching and now I am having a great time working with children.
I started my career as a teacher with Tulip kids academy.
I am a lovely daughter of caring parents, a wife of supporting husband, a mother of two beautiful daughters and want to be a good teacher to my children. I love spending time with my family, shopping, Gardening, Cooking!
Learning is the best thing at every stage of life!
Tulip Pre-school Teachers
Hi All!! I’m Jo-Ann Pangan born and raised in the Philippines until I was 9 years old. Then came to the U.S. and I grew up in San Jose, California. I have a huge family both sides (mom and dad). I’m also the first-born grandchild for both sides. Growing up I’ve always taken care of my sister and cousins. I have one sibling whom I’m very close with. I have a 4-year-old niece and one more on the way. My niece is my world and I’m her third mom (sister and mom).This is where my passion for caring, loving, and guiding young children became my reality.I’m currently attending Mission College and will be obtaining my Master Teacher’s Certificate along with my A.S.T in Early Childhood Educationvery soon! I have well over 12 units in ECE. I will be pursuing to obtain my B.A in ECE at Pacific Oaks.I’m a Pre-K Teacher for the 3-4years old and love it. I’m here to provide quality care, observe, guide, ask questions, spark curiosity, encourage interactions with friends, and push them to PLAY! I believe through play children will develop and meet all domainexpectations. My favorite quote “Children are our future” (Michael Jackson).