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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50+ Years of

Almaden Parents’ Pre-School (APPS) in San Jose is a parent participation (or co-op) preschool 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.

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

Now Enrolling

We have limited openings in each of our classes.  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.

After School Enrichment Program

A play- & project-based after-school program for 4- to 6-year-olds, starting Fall 2023!

Click HERE to learn more. Application is now open!

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!

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

Rosemarie & Tom

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 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 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.