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Whole Child
Focus

Positive Discipline leads to self-confidence

Positive Discipline
Environment

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Excellent Adult-Child
Ratios

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4 Class Options

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50 Years of
Experience

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.

We are conveniently located for families looking for a preschool in Almaden Valley, Blossom Valley or nearby areas.

We’re Hiring!

APPS is seeking a Preschool Teacher/Co-Director
Qualifications, Benefits and Duties

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Check out our Class Options, Curriculum and Financial Information.

Please note: Space in our 3-day class for 2022-2023 is extremely limited. Please check with our membership chair for current status and options.

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The APPS Library Subscription Program

Looking for an At-Home Preschool Option?

A smiling girl works on an art project that the teacher is demonstrating in a video.With all that is happening in the world, we understand that in-person preschool might not be a good option for all children and families.

APPS is proud to offer our online preschool video library subscription which includes access to our own APPS teachers who will lead children through art projects, music and movement, science projects, stories and more. This is an excellent option for you and your child to experience the fun and learning of preschool from your own home.

Your subscription also includes access to 2 of our online adult education presentations in November and April and an invitation to join us for our school fundraising events.

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Go Fund Me Campaign

We’ve been so fortunate to have beautiful impacts on so many families, nurturing our community’s little ones to thrive and grow in ever-changing environments. As we experience this new chapter, we look to our community to help us continue to thrive. Please consider a donation as COVID19 is financially impacting our school. More than anything, we want to serve our community for another 50 years.

Please join us in making a difference! Any donation will make an impact, and is so appreciated by our community.

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At APPS teachers guide the learning process in a creative and safe environment, whether online or in the classroom. 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 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

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 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

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.