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About Us

Our Mission

Build healthy brains through strong parent-child connections.

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:

Oxford Brain Story

Oxford Brain Story

Survey

SEL Labs

Leading SEL Assessment

(U.S. Children National Level)

Featured in:

Alberta Family Wellness Initiative

Medical & Research

Resources

AM1400
KTSF26
U Channel TV

Our Team

Candy Chan - Founder
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:

My passion is to help children feel loved and become happy, confident, and resilient individuals. More than a decade ago, many high schoolers in the SF Bay Area attempted suicide and one of them was taught by me in a volunteering setting. I realized that many social and life skills should be taught at a young age, so I left my research engineering job, went back to school to pursue a Master of Divinity degree and a California Child Development Permit, and started my own preschool.

 

During COVID, I came to know two college students who committed suicide and they were from loving and caring families. With 10+ years of teaching experience plus 20+ years of volunteering in guiding college students and young professionals, I knew that these students needed a good foundation of Emotional Intelligence/social-emotional learning (SEL) skills to overcome life challenges.

Parents are actually the most influential people to support their children's SEL growth. Their positive parental support can provide tremendous benefits to children's brain development, so that these SEL skills can be wired in their brains and applied in their daily lives. I know that it's effective as my dad, who passed away 10+ years ago, had coached me through many valleys in my study, career, dating, marriage, and parenting. So, I started Hoppity Learning to teach both parents and children SEL skills, and equip parents to become their children's SEL coaches, even well after graduation.

CREDENTIALS:
  • Oxford Brain Story Certified

  • Certified Emotional Intelligent 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 EVENTS:

United States:

  • Lord's Grace Christian Church in Mountain View, California (Cantonese Sunday School, Cantonese small group, English Sunday School, Church planting outreach talk)

  • River of Life Christian Church in Santa Clara, California (summer series, Mandarin children's ministry summer series for parents)

  • Southbay Community Baptist Church in San Jose, California (English talk, Cantonese talk)

  • Logos Community Church in Flushing, New York (Cantonese talk)

  • Crosspoint Christian Church (Cantonese small group)

  • Davis Chinese Christian Church in Davis, California (English talk, Mandarin talk)

  • Chinese Baptist Church of Richmond in North Chesterfield, Virginia (English, Children's Ministry co-workers meeting)

Canada:

  • Edmonton Chinese Alliance Church in Edmonton, Alberta (Cantonese talk and English talk)

  • North Richmond Alliance Church in Vancouver, British Columbia (English talk)

Media Outlets:

  • KTSF TV (Biggest Asian TV station in the US) - Cantonese and Mandarin talks (20 times, plan to have more coming up)

  • 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)

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)

Amy DuBose

Amy DuBose
Coach

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

Admin and Technical Team
Ada Lee

Ada Lee

Administrator

Elizabeth Li

Elizabeth Li

Videographer

Hanyi Chrisman

Hanyi Chrisman

Parent Volunteer

ADVISORS
David Lin

David Lin

Tech & Business Strategy

Rossana Lin

Rossana Lin

Parenting & Education

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