Wilson Preschool is a parent participation and parent education preschool where parents and children learn together. We use a developmentally-appropriate curriculum based on the HighScope model where children learn through hands-on experiences and active play. We respect and celebrate our families’ diversity and provide a safe and nurturing environment. Parents actively participate in their children’s classrooms once a week. Through their participation, parents learn ways to foster their children’s social, emotional, physical, intellectual, and creative development.

Registration Now Open for the 2024-25 School Year

Are you interested in joining our classes for toddlers, twos, threes and fours next school year? Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now available and should be submitted by March 15th. Classes will then be formed and families will be notified of their class placements in April. 

Applications received after March 15th will be added to open classes or put on the waiting list, depending on availability.

Please check out the video below to learn about our program, see our classrooms and meet our staff. You can also refer to our FAQs and call or email with any questions.

Our Philosophy

Wilson Preschool follows the HighScope curriculum. For more information about HighScope, please visit highscope.org.

At Wilson Preschool…We believe parents are their child’s first and foremost teacher. We believe a partnership between parents and teachers creates a supportive learning environment for families.

At Wilson Preschool…We offer a hands-on, developmentally-appropriate preschool curriculum based on the High Scope model in which children learn through play and grow at their own pace.

At Wilson Preschool…We believe a strong preschool foundation with parent engagement leads to increased student achievement in K-12.

At Wilson Preschool…We have a professional, caring staff with strong backgrounds in early childhood development. Our teachers are also credentialed parent-educators.

By offering a quality parent education preschool, we are helping build stronger families and, ultimately, stronger communities.

Parent Participation

Part of what makes Wilson Preschool special is that parents actively participate in their child’s classroom. Parents work in the class one day per week (3 hours). Parents attend a 40-minute parent education discussion with the teacher and other parents during class time. Parent education curriculum provides tools for working with children in a school setting.

Parent Handbook

Parent Education Classes

We are currently offering Raising Resilient Children with Christopher Glover and a parent support group with Josiane Sawaya and Nancy Ronconi. Please visit the Family Resource Center to learn about parent education opportunities offered through Santa Clara Unified School District.


Contact: Santa Clara Adult Education Office
Phone: 408-423-3500
Email: [email protected]
Address: 1840 Benton St. Santa Clara, CA 95050 

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