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Whole Child

Positive Discipline leads to self-confidence

Positive Discipline

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Excellent Adult-Child

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4 Class Options
18 months to Pre-K

Years based in love of children

50+ Years of


We’re Hiring!

We're currently looking for a Teaching Assistant for our 3 Day class.

Please click HERE for more info about the position & how to apply!


Enrollment open for 2023-2024

We are accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Almaden Parents' Preschool (APPS) in San Jose is a parent participation (or co-op) preschool with a 50+ 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.

APPS is licensed by the State Department of Social Services. We are conveniently located for families looking for a preschool in Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley or nearby areas of San Jose, as well as Campbell and Los Gatos.

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

Rosemarie & Tom

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

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 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 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 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.