Ages: Birth – 5 years old
Infant Center, Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten
Jacqueline Cattolico, Infant Center 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 the following year. Jacqueline 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. She believes that building solid relationships with her families and staff is the foundation that makes Phelan such a strong, reputable program.
Kara Hodgman, Preschool Director
Kara’s love for infants and toddlers began when she volunteered in the orphanages in Ecuador before receiving her B.A. Degree in University Studies with a minor in English Literature and Family Studies. Prior to coming to ADPP, she taught preschool for 10 years before opening her own in-home daycare. Kara started working for Action Day Primary Plus in 2017 as an Office Administrator at our El Quito location before moving to Phelan as our Preschool Director in June of 2018. She loves the community and family feel of Action Day Primary Plus- an environment she not only strives to uphold for the staff and families at Phelan, but also has her own 3 children take part in within our program.
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.