Our NAEYC-accredited program includes classes for children ages 12 months to pre-kindergarten taught by experienced and credentialed teachers in a diverse, educational, and welcoming atmosphere.  Located in the wonderful Willow Glen community of San Jose, Explorer has become a haven where children, parents, and teachers thrive in a play-based environment.



Our mission is to be a parent participation preschool where children, at an individual pace, can learn and develop through play and where parents can learn and grow in their abilities to be child educators at home, at school, and in their community.

Our philosophy at Explorer is to provide a developmentally designed program with the intent of providing a learning environment for both parents and children.  The children's program is based on the growing knowledge of child development.  Materials and methods are research-based and children are given a choice of activities, which are supervised by the teacher and/or parents in the classroom.  Parents are trained as aides through practice and observation in the classroom and through seminars and discussion with the credentialed teachers.

Explorer Preschool is NAEYC-accredited and a member of the Santa Clara Valley Council (SCVC) and the California Council of Parent Participation Nursery Schools (CCPPNS). Explorer Preschool admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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