Early Education (0-5)

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The Early Education Mission

To provide children and caregivers of all backgrounds with access to high quality Early Education programs and resources so that they have the opportunity to learn about new ideas, skills, and possibilities, as well as a safe space to explore, play, connect, and grow. 

Address

150 E San Fernando St., San José, CA 95112

Araceli Delgado-Ortiz
Araceli Delgado-Ortiz
araceli.delgado@sjlibrary.org

Early Education Programming

Childcare Summer Learning

A Summer Learning program for childcare services in San Jose.

Storytimes

Storytimes are available in-person and online. Storytimes provide a fun and interactive learning environment for children of all ages and abilities.

Live Virtual Storytimes

Programming to engage children and caregivers at home. Join us on Facebook and Zoom.

Virtual School Readiness Programs

Join us Wednesdays through Thursdays at 10:30am with your child as they play games, learn to problem-solve and socialize with their peers.

Getting Ready for Kindergarten with Ready4K

Weekly text messages with fun facts and tips on promoting child's development and learning at home.

Recorded Storytimes

Library staff read their favorite children's books out loud. Children and caregivers can listen and watch anytime online. Discover new stories - a great springboard into your home storytime!

Telephone Tales!

Anyone can call our phone lines 24/7 to hear stories, songs, rhymes, and more in English, Spanish, or Vietnamese. New stories will be released every Friday.

Take Home Materials & eResources

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.

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.

Wee Read! Books to Go and Grow

Each themed bag contains picture books widely reflecting culture, race, gender, family makeup, or ability.

ABCmouse Home Checkout

ABCmouse is designed to teach children ages 2-8+.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

Wee Reads Booklists

Our staff picks for children of different ages.

Parents & Caregivers

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Help prepare your children for school, support their unique learning abilities, keep them safe online, and boost your child's academic success and achievement.

Family, Friend, and Neighbor (FFN) Caregivers in Our Community

Learn about Friends, Family, and Neighbor Caregivers - who they are and why they are trusted.

Early Education Facebook

Find us on Facebook to enjoy live virtual storytimes and learn about dedicated resources for young children and their caregivers.

Early Learning Spaces

Wee Explore PlaySpace

The Wee Explore PlaySpace in the King Library Children’s Room is a destination for children (ages 0-5) to ignite their imagination and learn through open-ended play and exploration.

San José Bridge Libraries

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

Latest Blogs

Pathfinder Treasure Nguyen: Give Me 5: Prepping Preschoolers for School!

The Early Education Department's Treasure Nguyen is spearheading Give Me 5, a program to prep preschoolers for school!

Ila Langner
06/08/2022 - 10:00 PM

Picture Books for LGBTQ+ Month

Read some innovative picture books that celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Ila Langner
06/02/2022 - 10:00 AM

Picture Books for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with these picture books!

Ila Langner
05/05/2022 - 10:00 AM