Carlmont Parents Nursery School

Play-Based Enriching Preschool

CPNS is a parent participation, co-operative, play-based developmental preschool for children ages 2 to 6 years.

60 Years of Experience

Located in Belmont, CA, 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.

Read more on our About page.


Our children’s program is designed to provide a gradual and smooth transition into formal education. When children learn at their own pace through guided exploration and experimentation, in a safe and loving environment, full of developmentally appropriate activities, their discoveries are boundless.

Open-ended exploration allows children time and space to develop skills by playing, tinkering, practicing, experiencing both success and failure, and reflecting on their own thinking.

Read more on our Programs & Tuition page.

Meet the Teachers

Read more on our Teachers page.


With 5 classrooms and a huge outdoor area, CPNS has plenty of space for children to play inside or outside, have quiet time, active time, alone time or together time.

See more on our Campus page.


CPNS is located at the rear of the Congregational Church of the Peninsula: 751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont, CA 94002

Enter the Congregational Church parking lot and continue around to the rear. The CPNS main entrance is in the back next to the mosaic tile wall.

Find more info on our Contacts page. 


Schedule a Tour

We ask that you attend a tour prior to applying due to the unique nature of our co-op nursery school.

Please submit this form to schedule a tour.