Meet Our Teachers


Les Petits Francophones’ teachers are highly qualified and committed to our program.  Our teachers have been selected based upon their knowledge, experience, and dedication to the early childhood field.  LPF’s teachers are fluent in French and teach their native language to young children in a warm and comforting manner.  Each teacher has their own unique teaching style and Les Petits Francophones encourages their creative individuality, just as we do the children’s.  


Our low teacher-student ratio is beneficial to our students as this allows our teachers to give personalized attention to each student

Molly Fivian
Executive Director
Lillia Refes

Lillia was born into a family of educators and doctors who instilled in her a love of caring for children.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in pediatric nursing from l’Ecole Paramedicale d’Algerie, and worked as nurse for four years. After coming to California, she earned her credentials to become a fully qualified preschool teacher and has been teaching at Les Petits Francophones since April 2012.


Lillia is a talented teacher who children and parents alike have always loved and admired.  She has an innate talent for arts and crafts and language development. She has an abundance of patience whilst being both organized and creative. She is committed to the importance of creating learning opportunities for children.


Lillia lives in Oakland with her husband and is fluent in four languages including French.


Laurie Lemoigne 
Nadia Belaiboud

Nadia was born into a large famiy of six sibilings as she is the oldest child of her family.  At a young age, she developed her sense of care and love toward her brothers and sisters that she applies to her teaching methods.


Nadia recieved her BS degree in finance and management at the University of Algies.  She moved to the US in 2009 with her husband.  Nadia has her first child, Emily, who inspired her to take Early Childhood Education classes to improve her skills and knowledge of healthy child development.  Through attending classes, Nadia decided early childhood education would be her career.  She received her AA degree in Child Development from Merritt College with the highest honor in 2014.


Nadia joined the Les Petits Francophones team in 2013 and enjoys it very much.

Sylvie Maple
Teacher   /  4101 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602/ 510.479.1250

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