Location Information

Director: Ms. Mary

22410 Palos Verdes Blvd,
Torrance, CA 90505

The Torrance preschool is the original Leap & Bound Academy, serving the Seaside area since 2003. Leap & Bound Academy - Torrance was remodeled in 2015.

Note that there is a second Leap & Bound Academy preschool in Torrance, in the Medical Center area.


Torrance Teachers

Ms. Tyana

Toddler class (Ages 2 - 3)

Ms. Tyana's eye for creativity leads to a class focused on fine motor skills: Writing, drawing, and artistic crafts.

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    “Education and creativity start at a young age.” Ms. Tyana understands this very well because she’s had the opportunity to see a child grow from the very beginning.

    Ms. Tyana became a preschool teacher in 2012, the same year her own child was born. Her favorite part of the job is when her students come in remembering the lessons they learned the day before.

    Outside of her job, Ms. Tyana also volunteers at a local church.

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Ms. Shama

Preschool class (Ages 3 - 4)

Ms. Shama is very friendly, nurturing, and takes pride in fostering trust.

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    Ms. Shama knows what parents need in order to feel comfortable leaving their children in her care. That's not the curriculum, but the confidence that comes from ten (10) years of experience.

    She focuses her class by teaching art and writing, but sometimes she just sits and talks with her students if that's what they need.

    If you ever watched Ms. Shama's class, you would hear a lot of names; she rarely addresses the class as a group and instead gives everyone individual attention.

    In her spare time, Ms. Shama enjoys gardening and reading.

Ms. Kathy

Preschool class (Ages 3 - 4)

The bright smile as a kid realizes something incredible about the world is Ms. Kathy’s favorite event to witness as a teacher. Teaching has been Ms. Kathy’s dream job ever since the age of eight (8) - So a teacher Ms. Kathy became.

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    It was no simple task – having her own family as she completed college. Ms. Kathy drew strength from her own supportive teachers and from her family during the tough times.

    LBA wasn’t her first stop. Over her twenty-nine (29) years of teaching (with some breaks in there for the family) Ms. Kathy has taught kindergarten, where she first realized her love for younger children. After that she went on to teach for three years in a preschool class of mostly Autistic students. And eventually…she ended up at LBA!

    Ms. Kathy’s favorite thing about LBA is meeting the wonderful families who attend and enjoying the support and camaraderie of the staff. Whenever the going gets tough, Ms. Kathy knows she has people she can count on - she remembers why she loves her job as she sees the bright smile of a child learning something new.

Ms. Michelle

Transitional Kindergarten class (Ages 4 - 5)

Ms. Michelle provides a great example of the academic focus that Leap & Bound is known for. Her focus on communication sets up her students with lifelong skills.

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    Ms. Michelle keeps her class organized and regimented to make sure the lessons are really taken in. Ms. Michelle has over twnety-five (25) years of experience, plenty enough to see her students grow and mature, and to see the impacts of different teaching styles.

    Ms. Michelle loves getting feedback from parents. She also tries to learn directly from her students.

    Ms. Michelle is always thinking about each child's future, and how her work today can make the best difference in their lives.

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Ms. Diana

Kindergarten (Ages 5 - 6)

Bio coming soon!

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