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Whole Child

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Positive Discipline

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Excellent Adult-Child

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Years based in love of children

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.

Coronavirus Adjustments

APPS Will Be Online in the Fall

With the ever changing regulations and health considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic, APPS is looking for ways to keep our school and community thriving through the 2020-2021 school year. Based on current data and the best interests of our community, we have decided that the safest option for our community is to begin our school year fully online.

We are continuing to make  improvements based on our earlier success with distance learning and will be adding APPS videos to further enhance our connection with families. Our school year will be split into two semesters, so that we may reassess the situation in December and decide at that time if we can safely open for classes on campus in January 2021.

For more details, please go to our 2020-2021 School Year menu tab.

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

As we adjust to COVID-19, we still offer a quality preschool experience -- now with a choice of online times, an on-demand library of short videos your kids can watch repeatedly, a wonderful mix of teacher activities and support for growth in your parenting skills.

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.