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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.

Now Registering for Fall 2015!

Are you interested in CPNS for this fall? We are currently accepting applications for our "2am" class, held on Tues. and Thurs. mornings from 9:00-11:30am.

Our 3am (MWF mornings), 4pm (M-Th afternoons) and Pre K enrichment, are all currently full. Please check back for any changes or contact our membership team at for more info.

To apply, please contact our membership team for a tour and submit an application and app fee of $50. Please keep in mind that children must be 2.5yrs old by 9/1/15.

Tours for Fall 2015

Please contact our membership team at if you would like to attend a tour this spring. The next tours will be held on March 25th, April 20th, and May 22nd at 9:15am.

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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

What's Next?

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  • Carlmont Parents Nursery School
  • 751 Alameda de las Pulgas
  • Belmont, CA 94002
  • 650-593-4155
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