In creating Le Petit Gan, Founder and Director Sophie brings together many of her own early foundations: a Master’s Degree in Education, 12 years’ experience in pre-school classrooms, her international roots, and a lifelong love of teaching children.
Born in Paris, and raised in Israel, Sophie moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. Her first five years here were spent fostering a passion for teaching young children. She continued to grow her early education experience in the Los Angeles and Santa Monica area at schools including: Wilshire Boulevard Temple,MahorHatorah Preschool and Alliance Francais de Los Angeles.
Sophie holds a BA in Jewish Studies and Education from UCLA, 2009, and Masters’ Degree in Education from American Jewish University, 2012. In addition to her academic and professional credentials, Sophie is fluent in French and Hebrew and an excellent cook (see Organic/Kosher). Le Petit Gan represents the culmination of Sophie’s pre-school expertise in both her professional and personal life.