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About Us: About Us
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Director Andrea

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.

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Teacher Nathalie

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.


Teacher Sandrine

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 Keech
Founder, Co-owner

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.


Pascale Setbon
Founder, Co-owner

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. 


"We love JDE. A warm, nurturing teaching staff with a wonderful play based curriculum.  And French immersion to boot! Thank you, we will be sending our second next year."

"We started going to Parent and Me classes in January 2018 and had such a great experience with the teacher and other families. I decided to enroll my daughter to the preschool program and am so pleased with our experience. My daughter looks forward to going to school every day to see her teachers and little friends." 

"Le Jardin des Enfants is a fantastic school with devoted teachers dedicated to sharing French language and culture. My 3 year old son skips out the door when it's time to go to school."

"All the children (and adults) here play well together, grow together, and truly care for one another. It's been an amazing transitional time for our son and there's nowhere else we would have wanted  him to be! Can not recommend this school enough."

"The parent community is also extremely welcoming, we immediately felt right at home. Our daughter is thriving and looks forward to school everyday.

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