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Welcome to Running Start Preschool

We’re so glad you’re here!

Thank you for your interest in Running Start Preschool! Community Church of God opened Running Start Preschool in September of 2007.  At our preschool, children are inspired to explore, experience and imagine in a hands-on environment. Our program, along with our qualified and caring staff, will give your child a place to grow in a fun, safe and nurturing environment.
Your child will learn about the world around them through language, art, music, science, storytelling, drama, and play. We  will have stories about life values such as being truthful, being kind, being helpful, problem solving, and much more. Looking at the Word of God, the Bible, we are able to choose stories that help teach the values needed today.
We realize in an ever-changing world that your child will be faced with many challenges. Our desire is to give them a running start in the race of life.

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Our Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission:

To provide the best quality care for children in an atmosphere where they are welcomed, wanted, valued and appreciated. While in our care we are committed to seeing them grow physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.


Our Philosophy:

Children are a gift from God. They have been instilled with natural qualities we want to nurture such as: curiosity, boundless energy, an amazing ability to love and a desire to touch and explore the world around them. Using all their senses we hope to develop the whole being of the child in mind, body and soul.  We will use Bible stories to help teach  moral values and good character traits.


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"There is obviously so much care and dedication going into this school."

"My daughter has grown by leaps and bounds since she started attending."

"I loved attending all of the wonderful was obvious how much love and attention was put into each one."

4 months in at RSP and we still think it is the tops. We've gotten to experience some of the fun activities and family times since starting, including a trip to the animal shelter, a Valentine's party, their Easter egg hunt, and just recently their Mother's Day tea. There is obviously so much care and dedication going into this school. I said it before and will say it again, a little-known gem!
Christina T.
San Jose, CA

Running Start Preschool is as good as it gets!  My daughter has grown by leaps and bounds since she started attending.  She loves getting up and going to school.  Ms. Heather and the rest of staff love the kids like they are their own and it shows.  I highly recommend RSP to anyone looking to start their child on the road to success!!
Denise E.
San Jose, CA

I want to express my extreme gratitude for the wonderful teachers at Running Start Preschool that have cared for my son for the past 2 years. They have prepared him in all capacities for kindergarten: academically, socially and physically. The environment is relaxed and comfortable but the rules are always enforced.  I loved attending all of the wonderful programs that were prepared for the families, it was obvious how much love and attention was put into each one. The kids learned songs and made costumes while Miss Victoria put together a lavish feast for us all to enjoy. Another fun experience was receiving random texts throughout the day from Miss Heather (the director/pre-K teacher) of all the funny things my son would do or say. As for Miss Rachelle, she always had a sweet smile and an encouraging word... and did a great job of uploading pictures of the fun our kids were having on the Facebook page. If your child comes home laughing and singing and telling stories of what they learned at school each day, you know that they are happy. We all will miss you but promise to visit. Thanks to you all!!!
Margo I.
San Jose, CA

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Contact Us


4250 Kirk Rd, San Jose, CA 95124



(408) 269-2628

Life At School

Free play and outside play are important parts of our day at Running Start.  Children learn to problem solve, communicate, work together, make good choices and much more during free play.

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