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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

Years based in love of children

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.

Latest News

We are planning to return to the classroom in the fall. For more information, please look over our class descriptions and see the 2021-2022 school year page.

Important ! Space in 3-day is extremely limited. Enrollment is changing rapidly and we might be waitlisted.

Please also consider our 2-day class with the same age requirements as our 3 day class. If your  child was born on or before December 2, 2017, the 4-day class might also work.

Please contact our Membership Chair to verify that there is an opening before sending in your application for the 3-day class.

Visit the school August 9-13, 9 am to 1pm

 

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!

  • Family with kids 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.
  • Father and daughter
    I've seen a big growth in my daughter's maturity, social skills, and self-confidence thanks to what she has learned at APPS.
  • Mother and Child
    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.

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.