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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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50 Years of

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!

  • 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.