Welcome CPNS Students!

Children’s Program

Welcome to Carlmont Parents Nursery School!

We are a parent participation, co-operative, play-based developmental preschool for children ages 2½ to 5 years. Located in Belmont, and founded in 1961, we are a community of children, parents and teachers working together with the common goal of stronger, healthier families.

We believe that the well being of children, their senses of self, their values and their perspectives on the world are all greatly shaped by those charged with their care.

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 School Year

For families interested in starting this year, we have limited availability in our 4-afternoon class and our adjacent Pre-K program. There are very limited spaces available for our 2-morning class as well. To register, families must tour the school or have attended the Feb. Open House. Tours will resume mid September after the new school year is underway. Please contact our membership team if you are interested in enrolling in our 4pm or Pre-K class for this fall.

If you are looking ahead for preschool next year, please check back for additional fall tour dates and information on our Feb. Open House!

If interested in a tour, please RSVP to membership. For enrollment forms or more registration information, please click on register.


The mission of CPNS is to offer a varied and exciting environment where children learn through play while moving freely about the school choosing their activities; each child is valued and respected for his or her own developmental needs; and adults develop positive and healthy parenting skills through class participation and ongoing parent education.

"Both my children thrived while they attended CPNS. The wonderful teachers, the amazing outside space, and the wide variety of things to do and discover inside made it an ideal preschool. The parent education component of the program was also invaluable to me and my family. I firmly believe CPNS made me a better parent and thoroughly prepared my children for grade school."
Janet Hart, CPNS Parent, 1998-2004

"I had a terrific time at CPNS. I splashed in the water and played in the sand, rode bikes fast around the yard, made cookies for my birthday and ate delicious snacks. And at summer school... all we did was play, play, play! Best of all I made super friends like Marissa. I still remember I had a lot of fun at CPNS."
Kevin, CPNS Alum at 9 years old

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Info for 2014-2015

For families interested in starting this fall, we have limited availability in our 4-afternoon class, Pre-K program and 2am (Tues/Thurs mornings). Please contact membership asap if you are interested in one these wonderful programs!

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