Athenour Early Childhood Education Center serves preschool students with special needs and the District’s Transitional Kindergarten Program. The campus is comprised of four Special Day classes for preschool students, as well as a preschool assessment team who provide screening and assessments to preschool students in Union School District. There are also four Transitional Kindergarten classes serving the entire Union School District housed at the Center.

5200 Dent Ave. San Jose, CA 95118    Phone (408) 780-0690  Fax (408) 445-2764

Our Mission Statement
Athenour Early Childhood Education Center’s mission is to create a positive learning environment that is designed to meet each child’s developmental, educational, social, and emotional needs. We will strive to do this through open communication and collaboration among staff, students, and families. We believe it is critical for children to gain a positive self-image and be independent thinkers, in order to succeed in the 21st Century. We will provide a safe, nurturing environment in which students will feel comfortable expressing themselves and will gain a life-long love of learning, as well as to be able to contribute to the world in which they live.

Athenour Administrative & Teaching Staff


Danielle Metz
School Administrative Assistant

Pearl Martinez
Preschool Teachers

Transitional Kindergarten
Celeste Fama  
Laura Better-Henry
Christa Aoto
Devi Blye
Rachel Schaffer
Julie Wright 
Preschool Assessment Team      
Speech/Language Pathologists
Charlene Dugan
Patti Brown

School Psychologist Marji McMillan


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