Ages: Birth – 5 years old
Infant Center, Preschool & Jr. Kindergarten
Melissa Chapa, Site Director
Melissa started working for Action Day Primary Plus in the beginning of 2014 as the Preschool Director for our Phelan location before moving to El Quito as our Preschool Director in June of 2018. She returned to Phelan in August 2020 as Site Director. 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 ADPP. 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.