An Oakland resident for over 10 years, Jing Wen Tan’s two children, Natalie and Liana, both became involved with EBAYC when they were in 1st grade and kindergarten at Bella Vista Elementary. Jing values EBAYC for the learning opportunities it provides her children. “It allows them to open up their minds and expose them to new things.” Jing feels more connected with the school through EBAYC, and her kids do too. “I can see the dedication and energy that my children are putting into their work. It is a reflection of how much the EBAYC staff invests in helping the children. Every person here truly cares about the kids.”