Founded in 1946, Los Gatos Parent Nursery School (LGPNS) is a nonprofit, parent cooperative preschool. With a beautiful, fully owned facility, the school provides a fun and nurturing educational experience for children ages 2-5 and an opportunity for parents to play an active role in their child’s education. We offer a developmentally oriented preschool experience in which children learn through play. Children develop in an atmosphere of encouragement and support where they are free to explore and discover. We emphasize socialization and free choice of activities. The daily schedule affords exposure to large and small group activities as well as self-directed project participation and free play. LGPNS provides a rich experience for children and their parents to share, and a wonderful first step in the lifelong process of learning.
As part of the Adult Education Division of the Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint High School District and Los Gatos/Saratoga Community Department of Education and Recreation parents are involved in all aspects of the school, from helping in the classroom and attending adult education night meetings, to running day-to-day school operations and maintaining the facility. A Board of Directors comprised of parents oversees all school operations, and credentialed teachers guide both the children’s classroom experience and the adult education program.
The school's philosophy is based on the work of Jean Piaget
Our playground is nicknamed "Kids Kingdom" and is a favorite of all of our children
For over 25 years, LGPNS has hosted Fantasy Faire, an annual children's fair in Downtown Los Gatos