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What Does Early Education Do?

We provide access to high quality resources and materials to ensure all children receive a strong start in learning to prepare for successful school experiences.

Early Education Services logo

What Does Early Education Do?

We provide access to high quality resources and materials to ensure all children receive a strong start in learning to prepare for successful school experiences.


Learning Kits & Reading Programs

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1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Take the challenge to read The 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten with your child before they enter Kindergarten.

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ABC Mouse

An interactive and engaging resource with over 3,500 fun-filled learning activities for children ages 2 to 7.

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Books and More Bilingual Backpacks

Each bag includes books, toys and a music CD so that you can read, talk and sing with your child.

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Bridge Libraries

The Bridge Collection is currently located in 5 Family Resource Center locations, offering books in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese for families with young children.

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Wee Play San José

Wee Play Centers provide access to learning-based toys and comfortable, safe environments for children and their caregivers.

Wee Play and Learn Activity Box featuring dinosaur books and toys

Wee Play & Learn Activity Boxes

Nine different activity boxes include books and educational toys to take home and learn about concepts such as science, shapes, dinosaurs and more.

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Wee Share Stories

SJPL Librarians share their favorite stories and songs in video storytimes.


Library Storytimes

Storytimes provide a fun and interactive learning environment for children of all ages and abilities. Come for the stories, rhymes, and songs; stay and play afterwards with your community.

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Baby Lapsit

Engaging newborns and infants through songs, stories and more.

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Baby/Toddler Storytime

Engaging children 0-36 months through songs, stories and more.

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Preschool Storytime

Engaging children 3-5 years old through songs, stories and more.

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Family Storytime

Storytime programming for the entire family.

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Music & Movement

A fun, movement-oriented, multi-age storytime with songs and fingerplays to enhance the experience.

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Inclusive Storytime

A slower pace, a lower volume, and shorter duration provides children with varying learning styles and abilities a safe, supportive environment.

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Bilingual Storytime

Stories, songs and more in both English and Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Hindi or French.