We offer a low student to teacher ratio which allows us to emphasize the importance of giving each child individual one on one work time.  Work time focuses mainly consists of manual skill building, shapes, colors, numbers, letters, phonics and pre-reading. Our purpose is for each child to be happy and to excite them when it comes to learning about life.

Our Staff

Meet Our Staff!

Jennifer Smolyanitsky
(Operating Directing & Jr. K Teacher)
All About Miss Jenn!

 I was born and raised in San Jose.  I have five brothers and one sister.  I am a mother of a 13 year old son and loving every day of it.  I have a dog named Fiona.  When I am not working in the classroom, I enjoy spending every minute with my son and family.  In 2012, I graduated from San Jose State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Adolescent Development, minor in Psychology.  Previously, I completed my Early Childhood Education curriculum at West Valley College.  Also, I currently have a Site Supervisor Permit.  In the future, I hope to pursue a teaching credential program, as well as a Master’s Degree, at SJSU.

My Goal(s) for this Year:

My goal is to encourage the children to learn through hands-on experiences and to have fun while learning.  I hope to educate them to have self-confidence, be kind to their friends, use their manners, communicate without physical contact and develop their individual self.  I plan on implementing lessons to include writing, reading, math, and art.

Why I Want to Work with Children:

I love working with kids, they bring you along with them on adventures whether it be in the backyard or reading a book. I am passionate about expanding students’ knowledge  and always striving to create a sense of community to connect with each student. 

My Favorite Quote(s):

“And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true.”

        -From “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, written by E. Y. Harburg

My Favorites:

Book – “The Kissing Hand”

Flower – Daisies

Color – Pink

Dessert – Chocolate

Food – Italian

Exercise – Kickboxing

Scent – Lavender

Movie – Wizard of Oz

Kyah Hossay
(Head Teacher and 3-Year Old Teacher)
All About Miss Kyah!

I was born and raised in San Jose, moving to Campbell/Los Gatos for high school. I currently attend West Valley aiming towards a transfer degree for Early Childhood Education. I have been working at LGAP since 2017 and I have loved every minute of it. When I am not working with the little ones, I love being with my loved ones or just relaxing at home watching Netflix.

My Goal(s) for this Year:

My goal for this year is to be the best teacher for the 3 year-old class that I can be, and remember to enjoy the little things and the good days of teaching young children. 

Why I Want to Work with Children:

I love my job and I have always loved teaching, when I was younger I taught my little cousins how to read. It brings me pride to be able to create a space that the children can comfortably and safely expand their knowledge as they grow.

My Favorite Quote(s):

“You must not let anyone define your limits because of where you come from. Your only limit is your soul.”

– Ratatouille

 

My Favorites:

Book – “Wuthering Heights”

Flower – Sunflowers

Color – Pink

Dessert – Chocolate!

Food – Sushi

Scent – Jasmine

Jessica
(Teachers Assistant)
All About Miss Jessica!

I was born in San Diego and moved to the Bay Area in 2018. I am a mother of a 4 year old little girl who has a princess dress for every day of the week. Currently I am working on my Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Special Education. In my free time I enjoy playing soccer, baking, and dancing in bubbles with my boyfriend and daughter

My Goal(s) for this Year:

To educate my students about nutrition, developing strong social skills, and physical education through appropriate developmental milestones. 

Why I Want to Work with Children:

After having a daughter I realized how important a child's mind is to mold them into adulthood. I chose to study Early Childhood Education because I enjoy watching children learn through play and I want to make a positive impact on how they learn new things. 

My Favorites:

Book - Kissed by An Angel

Flower - Sunflower

Color - Purple

Dessert - Yes please

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