Lan Nguyen has been teaching at Mission Child Development Center since June 2000 as a part-time teacher and became a preschool full-time teacher in June 2002. She loves to teach young children because because she "believes each child is unique, adorable, and cute to her/himself." She chose to work at Mission College CDC because she loves the teamwork, the warm and caring environment, and how the parents usually trust and respect the teachers.
- B.A., Chemistry and Biology, Vietnam Pedagogy University
- A.S., Child Development, Mission College
- A.S., Electronic and Computer Science, Mission College
- California Early Childhood Supervisor Permit
- Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC)
Lan speaks fluent Vietnamese. During the weekends, she volunteers teaching Vietnamese classes in high school. She also enjoys listening to music, traveling, and cooking good meals for her family. She also loves to travel, read books, and listen to music.
"Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." - Soren Kierkegaard
A person Lan Nguyen admires is a former Child Development professor at Mission College, Mrs. Hyacinth Frank-Stephen. Now retire, Hyacinth always remarked that “When you choose to work with young children, remember always to use your heart, your love to teach them because children are very smart: they know who they can trust, and your job is building trust with the children.”