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.

2024-25 Registration

We currently have openings in our afternoon 4s class. All other classes are accepting students for the waiting list. There is often movement on our rosters over the summer so please fill out an application if you are interested in joining our school. 

These are the steps in our registration process:

  1. Fill out an application.
  2. If there is space, you will offered a spot in the class. If the class is full, you will be placed on the waiting list and notified.
  3. Once you’re offered a spot, you will create a student account and submit a non-refundable $100 registration fee to save your spot in the class. The parent is the registered student in the class so the account must be made in the participating parent’s name. 
  4. Before beginning class, families will add their child’s information to their student account, pay their first-semester tuition and upload their completed forms including the child’s physician’s report and participating adult’s TB assessment.  Tuition, registration information and forms must be submitted before beginning class.


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.


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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