Almaden Parents' Preschool (APPS) is a parent participation preschool with a 45-year history of providing exceptional education in a supportive, creative and safe environment. Through play based learning the disciplines of literature, science, art, math, culinary arts, music and creativity are unlocked. Together, parents and teachers create an environment that is positive, safe, and fun so children can grow physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually. At APPS, we help children reach their full potential.
Our 1-day class is designed to introduce toddlers and their families to preschool. While the class experience is structured to introduce toddlers to share the same space as their peer group, the class encourages their parents to experience the joys and community that is a Parent Co-op Preschool. The parent participants will assist in the children's learning experience by facilitating interactions in the classroom .
In our 2-day class, the teacher and the parents work together to make this a smooth and enjoyable first experience. Children have the opportunity to play indoors and outdoors. In addition to free play, in each session there is a snack and group circle times. The children will often do cooking projects and are encouraged to participate in art, science, and field trips.
Tuesday & Thursday; 9am-11:30am
Our 3 day class introduces children to activities such as journaling to everyday questions, storytelling and music. They build their own creations out of recycled materials, and learn how to solve conflicts with friends. In this class children are offered experiences in science, cooking, field trips, art, and simple language and number activities.
Monday, Wednesday & Friday; 9am-11:30am
Pre-K class focuses on the developmental and academic needs of children who will be going to Kindergarten. Children are introduced to concepts such as "show and tell", story telling, beginning math and printing skills, indoor play based theme centers and small group work. They're encouraged to participate in art, science, music, cooking, dramatic play, gross motor and fine motor activities.
"I was initially nervous about the time commitment that joining a co-op pre-school would entail, but it has been a huge blessing to have a front row seat to witness my son's emotional, social and academic growth. I'm so glad to have a direct impact on his first school experience."
"I've seen a big growth in my daughter's maturity, social skills,
and self-confidence thanks to what she has learned at APPS."
"I cannot say how grateful I am for APPS. This is an excellent preschool and can only be of benefit to parents and their children who want a positive preschool experience."