Positive Discipline leads to self-confidence

Positive Discipline

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Whole Child

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18 months & up

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Excellent Adult-Child

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50+ Years of

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Almaden Parents’ Pre-School (APPS) in San Jose is a parent participation (or co-op) preschool and a Positive Discipline Lab School with a 50+ year history. Through play-based learning, parents and teachers together create a positive, safe, and fun environment for our children.

We offer three preschool class options (2 years & up) and a parent-tot class (18 – 30 months), as well as an After School Enrichment Program (4+ years).

We are conveniently located for families looking for a preschool in south San Jose as well as Campbell and Los Gatos areas.

Apply Now for the 2024-2025 School Year!

NOTE:  Our 3-Day class is filling up fast and nearly full!  Apply now to secure your spot for the 2024-2025 school year (Sep 2024 – May 2025)!

Please check our program pages and contact us if you would like to schedule a tour or have any questions, or click HERE to apply now.

Registration is now open!

If you’ve already applied, it’s time to officially register! If you applied but have not received an email from us about the Registration Packet, please contact us. Registration paperwork and Annual Fee are due by 1 PM on August 9.

If you need support completing your paperwork, we are hosting “paperwork parties” on July 9 (4-6 pm) and July 18 (5-7 pm) where one of our teachers will help you understand and fill in the paperwork.  Click here for more info & to sign up!

Summer Park Playdates are in full swing!

All families are welcome to join us for our 2024 Summer Park Playdates, every Wednesday 10 AM to 12 PM at Cahalan Park.  Click HERE for more info!  

In addition, stay informed about additional “pop-up playdates” on our Facebook page!

At APPS teachers guide the learning process in a creative and safe environment. Parents help to manage the classroom, providing guidance to the kids while learning new educational methods and the principles of Positive Discipline.

This is a place where your voice as a parent is heard. You play an important role in leading and teaching your child.

We are a supportive community of parents, teachers and preschoolers working together to learn and teach the social and academic skills needed to thrive in this world. Join us!

APPS has been a fantastic experience for our family. We love the community we’ve been able to be part of, and how the teachers know how to make every day of learning fun! It’s a huge bonus that parents receive Positive Discipline coaching as part of the package of being here! I am so grateful we found APPS!

Brandt Family

APPS has helped my children to grow and learn in a play-based environment with supportive and caring staff.

Rosemarie & Tom

My daughter is very happy, and excited to come to school. And as a parent I am happy that I know everyone who is working with my daughter. The teachers are great and it’s a great family community.

Melody & Adam

APPS was a wonderful introduction for our kids in how to make friends and interact with others after the relative isolation of COVID. We are very grateful for the whole community — teachers, parents and other students — and will be continuing on at APPS for the next few years.

Natalie and Toshi

APPS was an amazing learning experience for both of us and Viaan, and it’s an amazing community where all of us came together for a common cause

Sandeep And Pankajini

APPS does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, religion, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or language in its admission policies, administration of programs, recruitment and staffing.