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Integrating family and community in education to help build your child’s future

At Happa Baby, we strive to provide high-quality education and care for our community from babies to preschoolers and between.  Our purpose is to offer unique early childhood learning experiences with an emphasis on open communication and integrated settings to create a stimulating learning environment. Our approach aims to promote self-sufficiency, model respect, and spark curiosity in our children. We impart a clean, safe, family-like, and most importantly, fun atmosphere where your child will explore and learn through self-plays and guided activities.

HAPPA BABY is moving to Emeryville!

Starting Fall 2024, our new address will be at 
5521 Doyle Street in Emeryville




Carol Wong

co-founder/program director

B.A. in Finance, Certified Infant and Toddler Specialist and Site Supervisor Permit

Carol was born and raised in Hong Kong. In 1996, she chose to come to the United States to further her education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she earned a BA in Finance and Economics.

When her son, Jaden, turned one, Carol began her search for a daycare provider in Berkeley. However, she was surprised to find how difficult it was to find quality child care in the surrounding areas.  What’s more, the qualified childcare centers already had long waitlists, which led her to co-found Happa Baby alongside her friend, Maegan.

Carol has a passion for community building, which stems from her personal experiences living in the US for three decades — where hyper individualism was the biggest culture shock. She had immigrated to Hong Kong from China with her family when she was just a toddler.  The close family bonds and traditional values she developed growing up served as her greatest support network, which now serve as the pillar of her collectivist educational approach at Happa Baby.

When not at work, Carol enjoys spending time with her two children (both HB alumni), camping, travelling, dancing, and hosting private events.



co-founder/staff director

B.A. in Communications, Site Supervisor Permit

Maegan also comes from the dynamic city of Hong Kong. She, too, puts great value on keeping a multicultural viewpoint in the educational setting for early learners and firmly advocates for the enriching influence of diversity.

Maegan initially planned to pursue nursing, and she obtained a Social Welfare degree from UC Berkley. She later refined her expertise through Early Childhood Education at Merritt College. With four years of committed service in Early Childhood Education, Maegan derives great satisfaction in witnessing children joyfully engaging with their environment and thriving within the nurturing atmosphere at Happa Baby!

At her leisure, Maegan enjoys playing golf, tennis and traveling.



Hong Jun Li

Preschoolers/TK classroom head teacher

B.A. in Education, M.A. in Marketing Management, Master Teacher Certificate

Jing Wu

Toddler classroom head teacher

B.Dip in Finance, Associate Teacher Ceritifcate

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