Ages: Birth – 5 years old
Infant Center, Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten
Jacqueline Cattolico, Site Director
Jacqueline began working for Action Day Primary Plus in spring 2011 as a full-time infant caregiver at our Moorpark School. After earning her degree in Child and Adoloscent Development, she discovered that her passion lies in working with children of all ages. She became Phelan School’s Infant Center Director in following year and is now its Site Director. At Phelan, she enjoys working with children at each developmental level and believes that filling her center/school with experienced, nurturing caregivers and teachers is of the utmost importance. Jacqueline believes that building solid relationships with her families and staff is the foundation that makes Phelan such a strong, reputable program.
Melissa Chapa, Preschool Director
Melissa started working for Action Day Primary Plus in the beginning of 2014 as our Office Administrator. Prior to working for ADPP, Melissa was a behavioral interventionist for autistic children and a preschool teacher for several years. Soon, it was clear that her experience working with young children and her BA in Early Childhood Education made her the ideal candidate for the role of Preschool Director. Melissa loves working with children of all ages and loves the close-knit environment of Phelan. Her passion is to provide a safe, fun, and nurturing environment for the children. Melissa loves interacting with all of the children and families of her school on a daily basis, and feels fortunate to be surrounded by the smiling faces of the children, parents, and staff each day as they enter and depart the campus.
Phelan School History
Our Phelan program began in 1989. The Phelan infant center and preschool is located in a neighborhood off of Williams Road in San Jose. The classrooms are large and the playground space provides for maximum outdoor activities. The staff has planned a large variety of experiences for young children in a caring environment.
The children are grouped according to ages in infant and preschool classes. There are a variety of field trips and enrichment activities. A large number of the children in the Phelan program move into the kindergarten program at Amber Drive when they are five years old.