East Hills Preschool

Preschool in San Jose, CA 95127

East Hills Preschool is a parent owned and operated non-profit corporation. It represents an exciting and unique endeavor in the field of early childhood education. The purpose of this corporation is to provide quality pre-elementary education for children. Its goal is to provide for the very young children in this community a superior learning opportunity within a stimulating and loving environment.

East Hills Preschool began as Story Road Preschool in 1973. Prior to 1973 Conchita Lizardi and Dorothy Amburer discovered that the eastern area of San Jose did not offer many preschools for early childhood education. They had a dream of opening a preschool with a quality child-centered education. In September 1973 Story Road Preschool opened its doors with attendance of nine children.

In 1977 Dorothy sold her half of the partnership to Conchita and moved to her East Coast home. Conchita experienced many limitations and frustrations with the preschool and decided to close its doors as she could not ensure the quality of education she wished. Thus in March 1979 the parents were given notice to find an alternative school for their children.

The parents found that there were very few preschools available and began to meet as a group in hopes of keeping the school open. In May/June 1979 Conchita agreed to stay under the conditions that the school develop its own identity obtain a non-profit status and maintain quality eductation. The school was to be a partnership between the teachers and parents and it was to be guided by a 15 member Board of Directors.

In September 1979 East Hills Preschool was born and it continues to be a viable educational facility.

Child Ages:
2.5 years - 6 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
California Department of Social Services: Community Care Licensing Division
Hours of Operation:
8:15 AM - 3:30 PM

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The primary goal of East Hills Preschool is to provide an educational program which promotes the social intellectual and physical growth of each child. We strive to create an environment that eNHAnces a child’s self-image self-direction and self motivation.

Learning is an ACTIVE EXPERIENCE that involves the whole child. When the child is actively involved with art media manipulative toys literature language experiences he or she can begin to feel a sense of confidence in his or her ability and self-worth.

It is our commitment to provide an educational experience within which children are accepted and encouraged to perform on their own developmental level. Learning is based on active concrete hands-on experiences. The program encourages a multi-sensory approach to learning experiences and opportunities for social and cognitive success are incorporated into daily activities.


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