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. 


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

Portrait of Araceli Delgado-Ortiz.
Araceli Delgado-Ortiz

Early Education Programming


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

Virtual Kindergarten Readiness Programs

Join us Tuesdays 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!

Wee Play Dates

The San José Public Library is hosting a year-long series of community play dates for children ages 0-5.

Take Home Materials & eResources

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

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

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+.

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.

Wee Grow

Receive free developmental screenings for your child, access practical information about developmental milestones, and get connected to community resources.

Early Learning Spaces

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.

Wee Play

Wee Play San José Stations provide access to learning-based toys and comfortable environments for children and caregivers to interact while developing physical, cognitive, and social-emotional skills.

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.

Latest Blogs

Picture Books About Kindness

Children will learn how to share kindness with others!

Ila Langner
02/28/2023 - 10:00 AM

Read Across San José for Read Across America Day!

Join us for Read Across San José at branch libraries throughout the day to celebrate literacy and community.

Nari Ferderer
02/15/2023 - 9:00 AM

Read to Succeed! Storytime with the SJPD

SJPD Community Resource Officers attending library storytimes as guest readers.

Nari Ferderer
02/08/2023 - 9:00 AM