El Quito – Ages: Birth – 12 years old
Infant Center, Preschool & Kindergarten & Elementary Extended Day
Sharon Pfeiffer, Preschool Director
Sharon first began working for Action Day Primary Plus when she graduated high school in 1987, where she worked with both infants and preschool-age children. In 1994, Sharon became the Assistant Director of El Quito before becoming Director in 1996. She views El Quito as her “home away from home.” Her staff view one another as an extended family and strive to ensure the children feel welcome, supported, and encouraged each day. Sharon builds lasting relationships with the families at her school, and emphasizes learning and growing in a positive environment.
Lorena Lopez, Infant Center Director
Lorena first began working for Action Day Primary Plus after graduating from San Jose State University with her B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development in summer of 2014. She started as a Care Giver in Phelan Infant Center, where she truly developed a passion for young children and building relationships with families. Since beginning at El Quito in February 2015, Lorena strives to create a fun, safe, and nuturing environment for all children who enter her center. She knows how exciting it is witness how quickly children grow and develop, and looks forward to helping each child reach their individual milestones.
El Quito School Overview
The El Quito program includes infant care, preschool programs, academic day classes in kindergarten and first grade extended care. A large variety of enrichment programs complete the outstanding student offerings. Many children that begin with us as infants move through classes, into then go on to attend our Primary Plus school Amber Drive.
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. Several of the teachers at this school have been nominated for outstanding teacher of the year in Santa Clara County. We are proud to be long standing members of the Saratoga community.