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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.

2015-2016 Open House is Saturday, Feb. 7th!! 10am-Noon.

  • Applications for new families for our 2am, 3am, 4pm and Pre-K classes will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Open House is a great way to meet current parents, board members, class teachers and the school director.
  • Children are welcome at Open House! Please allow children to get a feel for the school, but also remember that you are responsible for your child at Open House.
  • Applications may be printed out online & completed in advance but will also be available at Open House, no applications may be turned in until Open House.
  • We will not be conducting any tours before Open House, limited tours will be available after Open House for those who were not able to attend. Check back on our website in Feb. for further information on availability.
  • We look forward to meeting you at this event!
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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?

Info for 2014-2015: For families interested in starting this fall, we have limited availability in our 4-afternoon class and Pre-K program. Please contact membership asap if you are interested in one these wonderful programs!

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