Andrea was raised in a mixed family and grew up in Hemet, CA. Since she was a kid, she took interest in kids and helped raise all her siblings as she grew up. She then left for Los Angeles and attended CSU Los Angeles and graduated Cum Laude with her B.A. in Child Development. Right after, she deepened her passion for early childhood education and earned her M.A. at CSU Long Beach.
Andrea has worked as a Lead Teacher, Respite caregiver, and has her Director's permit. Currently, Andrea is a mom of two and lives with her husband in South LA. During her free time, she likes to be with her family, cook, or binge watch a show.
Nathalie is from Bordeaux, France and has a background in early childhood education. She has been a lifelong childcare provider. She graduated with an associate degree in Education from CERPE in Paris in December 2006. Later, she continued early education coursework at UCLA to obtain her Early Childhood Education Certificate in June 2021.
Nathalie has several years experience working within different environments. From a bilingual French-Spanish preschool in Madrid to two French preschools in Los Angeles which includes Le Jardin des Enfants. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, reading books, dancing, singing with children and participating in fine motor and gross motor activities. Nathalie has lived in the San Fernando Valley with her husband and daughter since April 2009.
Sandrine is a native speaker born and raised in Martinique. She has been working with children as a french teacher, and dance teacher for almost 10 years.
Sandrine is also a professional dancer. Therefore, she combines French teaching and arts such as dance, music, theater, to bring a joyful learning experience to the kids. Sandrine loves working with children, and enjoys seeing them growing, and developing new skills.
Who are we?
We are a caring and dedicated staff. At Le Jardin des Enfants, we hire teachers committed to making a difference in the lives of children. Please read below to learn more about our team.
Ali grew up near Toronto, Canada speaking English and French. Having a passion for learning and speaking languages as well as for teaching young children, Ali earned her Masters in Bilingual/Bicultural Childhood Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
She has since taught in preschool and elementary settings in both English and French in the private and public sector. Ali strongly believes in the incredible enriching and life changing experiences that language education offers.
Paris-transplant Pascale Setbon is a veteran early-childhood educator focused on immersive and progressive multilingual and multicultural education. In 2006, she founded Language and Laughter Studio (LLS), a French immersion preschool program and language center in Brooklyn whose mission is to nurture critical thinking, kindness and humanity, as well as develop practical tools for tomorrow’s world citizens.
Prior to creating LLS, Pascale founded a French language program for public school students in the East Village, she developed new teaching strategies at the French Institute Alliance Française, and in 2004 started a French track program at the International School of Brooklyn, a premier K-8 institution for multilingual education. With a highly creative, self-determined, and forward-thinking philosophy, Pascale has guided a generation of children, families, and educators to the next stages of their educational careers.