Allen – Ages: Birth – 12 years old
Infant Center, Preschool, Kindergarten & Elementary Extended Day
Mandy Linden, Preschool Director
Mandy began working for Action Day Primary Plus in May 1997. After teaching and assisting at various locations, Mandy became the Site Director of ADPP’s newest school, Allen, when it opened in 2005. Mandy’s goal is to offer children the best first school experience by offering an environment where they are able to discover and learn through movement and action. She places great emphasis on the importance of art and creativity within the classroom. A very outgoing person, Mandy seeks to connect with all of the children and their families who come to Allen.
Sarah Vazquez, Infant Center Director
Sarah began working with Action Day Primary Plus in 2013 after obtaining her BA in Child and Adolescent Development from San Jose State University as an infant center teacher. She was soon moved to work in our office in fall 2014 to assist in an administrative capacity and, in January 2015, she became Mt. View School’s Infant Center Director. After much success in Mt. View, she moved to our Allen Campus to supervise the Infant Center Program. Sarah believes in the importance of both family and community in a child’s development. She works towards building strong relationships with the families that enter her center and on promoting a welcoming, safe environment that allows all children to learn and to grow.
Allen School History
In November 2005 the Allen School site opened it’s doors to accept Infants, Preschool, and Extended Day children. The Allen School is located in the Almaden Valley , San Jose , near Oakridge Mall. The eight acres provides lots of outdoor space for all ages. Children are divided into age groups for various infant, preschool and extended day activities. Dance, sports and enrichment activities are available. Expected growth for Fall, 2006 will include Junior Kindergarten.
The school provides an educational setting that is staffed with warm, personally interested adults who give the students the message that learning is exciting and important. The teachers attempt to establish a learning environment that will allow the children to experience the maximum amount of success possible.