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We believe in providing a safe and stimulating environment where children are encouraged to be themselves while we lay the foundation for their intellectual and emotional growth. By promoting self-sufficiency in a family-like atmosphere, children feel safe to explore and learn about the world around them.

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Jess Lair

"Children are not things to be molded, but people to be unfolded".

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HAPPA BABY is moving to Emeryville!

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



An educational style that values collectivism over individualism, with a strong focus on instilling family values, character-building and teaching relational skills and empathy to strengthen connections for our future generations.

Mandarin immersion with traditional values

We believe that teaching young children traditional Chinese values that involve serving one’s family and others while also promoting pragmatism and self-sufficiency is the best way to ensure children develop into more adaptable and well-rounded adults. Our curriculum is taught in Mandarin with some English translation when needed. HB children are displayed both Mandarin and English to help promote more openmindedness, learn about other cultures, develop tolerance, and give them an educational advantage that comes with learning another language. We teach the values of Chinese culture and display how east and west cultures can not only co-exist but seamlessly complement one another. At Happa Baby, every aspect of our program reflects our core values that advocate community building, compassion for others, blending cultures, and allowing children to explore at their own pace.


Happa Baby emphasizes building strong relationships between the child, the childcare provider, and the child's family to support the child's development.Building a strong relationship with the children helps staff tailor their learning and care to their individual needs.Building trust, caring for self, and positive social interactions are key components of relationship-based approaches for infants and toddlers.Children's growing ability to explore and learn is enhanced by relationship-based approaches.


Character building

Educating our children to become responsible, courageous, honest, and kind human beings is our goal as parents. In other words, we want them to have good character. The process of character development involves developing good habits, which take time to develop. We are all works in progress! While we may not be able to predict what challenges and opportunities our children will face, we know these virtues will contribute to their success.

Foster creativity

Creative activities such as drama, crafts, music, and dancing help preschoolers learn and develop. Children’s creative activities are centered around experiences, discoveries, and experiments. Make preschoolers feel appreciated by letting them lead creative activities, giving them time and space, and praising them for their efforts.


Inclusion in early childhood education is important because it recognizes that children have different ages, interests, abilities, learning styles, and preferences. The benefits of inclusive environments include facilitating the development of children, engaging them in learning, and fostering a sense of belonging for them.

Social emotional learning (SEL)

A strong focus on social and emotional learning (SEL) begins early in life for preschoolers to learn how to understand and manage emotions, show empathy for others, establish healthy relationships, set positive goals, and make responsible decisions. A well-designed social and emotional learning program will promote the success of the development of interpersonal skills, the association with nonviolent peers, and academic success from preschool through college.

Hands off, hands on

A "hands off" and "hands on" approach is a teaching strategy used in early childhood education that encourages students to participate more actively in their own learning. The children are able to explore their interests independently, and you can help them if they run into trouble. For early childhood educators, hands-on learning is essential since it allows children to learn by doing, touching, exploring, and experiencing things rather than by simply hearing about them. This creates pathways in the brain for the acquisition of further knowledge.

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