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About Us

Our Mission

Build healthy brains through strong parent-child connections,

for school success and positive global impacts!

1. We equip children with essential skills to:

  • Become happy, confident, and resilient individuals

  • Overcome storms in life

  • Have a successful future to create a better world

2. We empower parents to be that ONE person every child needs to:

  • Cheer for the child

  • Coach the child through life's challenges

  • Support healthy brain development to help the child succeed

Collaborations:

Featured in:

Oxford Brain Story
SEL Labs
Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
AM1400
KTSF26
U Channel TV

Our Team

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Founder & CEO
​Candy Chan

My name is Candy! I was born in Hong Kong, lived in the upper part of Canada where I could see the Northern Lights, and moved down to California to pursue sunshine and graduate studies at Stanford University. 

 

Reasons for starting Hoppity Learning:

Sometimes, it takes just one person who believes in you to unlock your potential. For me, that person was my father.

In 5th grade, I was more interested in TV than studying, resulting in me ranking 26th out of 30 in my class. After a parent-teacher conference, my father, instead of expressing anger or disappointment, focused on my strength of working hard and encouraged me to use this strength to overcome my weakness of being addicted to screen time. I am deeply grateful to my father for teaching me emotional intelligence skills such as managing disappointment and building self-confidence. His support and affirmation led to a remarkable improvement—I climbed to the top of my class in the next report card, surprising everyone, including myself. This experience was a turning point, eventually leading me to Stanford University.

However, Hoppity isn't about my journey—it's about empowering your child through emotional intelligence and parental support for school success.

How will you shape your child's story? How will you transform your child's setbacks into triumphs?

At Hoppity, we specialize in fostering emotional intelligence, using the latest brain science research to assist both parents and children in achieving school success. Our goal is to equip your child with emotional intelligence skills, fostering school success and contributing to a better world!

CREDENTIALS:
  • Oxford Brain Story Certified

  • Certified Emotional Intelligence Life Coach

  • Certified Health and Wellness Coach

  • California Childhood Development Site Supervisor Permit Holder

  • M. Div degree with training in coaching and marriage and family therapy from Western Seminary

  • Preschool teacher for ages 2 to 6 for 11+ years

  • Former Children's Ministry Supervisor at Lord's Grace Christian Church

  • Former research engineer graduated from Stanford University with 4 US granted patents

PREVIOUS PARENTING WORKSHOPS:

United States:

  • Preschools - Vidyarambh Preschool (Cupertino and Santa Clara Sites), New Word CDC (Sunnyvale Site), Reaching Hearts Preschool (San Jose Site)

  • Private School - Milpitas Christian School

  • Public School - Noble Elementary School (San Jose)

  • School District - Redwood City School District, Clifford Elementary School Site

  • Tutoring Companies - Bilin Academy (Global)

  • Logos Baptist Church in Los Altos, California

  • Lord's Grace Christian Church in Mountain View, California 

  • River of Life Christian Church in Santa Clara, California 

  • Southbay Community Baptist Church in San Jose, California 

  • Logos Community Church in Flushing, New York

  • Crosspoint Christian Church small group in Milpitas, California

  • Davis Chinese Christian Church in Davis, California 

  • Chinese Baptist Church of Richmond in North Chesterfield, Virginia 

Canada:

  • Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta 

  • North Richmond Alliance Church in Vancouver, British Columbia 

Media Outlets:

  • KTSF TV (Biggest Asian TV station in the US) - Cantonese and Mandarin talks (24+ episodes)

  • Sing Tao Chinese Radio in the US - (Cantonese)

  • UChannel Online TV from River of Life Christian Church (Mandarin, 2 times)

  • Baby and Me online group from River of Life Christian Church (Mandarin)

Mon - Mentor Coach
Mentor Coach

Hi, I'm Mon! I'm originally from Hong Kong but have been living in California since 2017. In Hong Kong, I was a secondary school teacher with a master's degree in counseling. I also have 8 years of supervised training and professional experience in play therapy. In my work, I help children and students to deal with their emotional and behavioral issues. My husband and I have one daughter and one son who are currently attending middle school. When I have free time, I like playing games with my kids, jogging, hiking, and cooking.

 

I love kids and I am passionate about helping them grow up to be happy and mentally healthy. I view life like a tree and I believe a happy and healthy childhood is the root system of that tree. These little trees need to be nourished with a warm, loving, and accepting environment. If parents can provide such an environment, children will have a good foundation to grow up naturally. From my personal experience as a mother, counselor, and educator, I know that being a parent is very challenging. I would like to provide parents with effective parenting skills to deal with daily struggles and my main goal is to help parents build closer relationships with their children so they can nourish each little tree to grow up and live abundantly.

Candy Chan Bio
Some of Our Coaches:
Lillian Lai

Lillian Lai
Coach

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(Fluent in Cantonese & English)

Cathy Tanguma

Cathy Tanguma
Mentor Coach
Seasoned School Counselor

(Fluent in English & Spanish)

Amy DuBose
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Amy DuBose
Coach

Educator w/ Counseling Background (Fluent in English & French)

Kristy Wong
Coach
Seasoned Educator

(Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, & English)

June Peng

June Peng
Coach
Emotional and Spiritual Health Coach

(Fluent in English & Mandarin)

Heidi Cheung

Heidi Cheung
Coach
Seasoned Educator

(Fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin, & English)

Admin and Technical Team
Ada Lee

Ada Lee

Administrator

Elizabeth Li

Elizabeth Li

Videographer

Hanyi Chrisman

Hanyi Chrisman

Parent Volunteer

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Shirley Yeung

Parent Volunteer

ADVISORS
David Lin
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David W. Lin

 

Tech & Business Strategy

Founder, Microsoft Accelerator in China

Co-Founder and President, D&R Associates LLC

Former Chairman and CEOEshine Inc

Former Principal PM, Microsoft AI chatbot

Former Venture Partner, Ironfire Capital

Anabel L. Jensen, Ph. D.

(UC Berkeley)

Curriculum & Business Development 

Pioneer in Emotional Intelligence Education

Co-Founder & President, Six Seconds

Professor Emeritus, NDNU

Co-Founder & Board Member, Synapse School

Former Executive Director, Nueva School

Rossana Lin

Rossana Lin

 

Parenting & Education

MIT's Former China Education Council Regional Chair

Renowned author and national speaker on marriage, family, and education 

Author of 5 best-selling parenting books

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Paulina Olsson

Curriculum & Business Development 

Co-founder and CEO of Peppy Agency

Board Member, Six Seconds

Peppy Pals, Former Co-Founder,

Chief Marketing Officer, & CEO

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