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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.

Registration for 2016-2017 will begin at Open House on February 6th, 2016, 10am-Noon.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Any mailed applicaitons will be processed after applicaitons from the Open House.

Please keep the following in mind if you are considering our school:

  • We are a play-based, child-directed preschool
  • We are a co-op preschool where parents participate in class on a weekly basis
  • We are a Parent Education school, with two parent classes per month
  • Children must be 2.5 years old (30mo) by Sept. 1st to be enrolled
  • We have a nursery available for younger siblings on a parent's co-op day
  • We run on a traditional school year calendar (Sept-May) and do not enroll new students throughout the year
  • Children do not need to be potty trained to attend CPNS
  • We are a close community of families who enjoy learning, growing and having fun together!

Limited Openings Available in 2015-2016 Classes - Beginning this September

Limited openings for '15-'16 are available now. Please contact our Membership team at or leave a voicemail with your details at 650-382-4155 to arrange a tour.

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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?

Shop for books, help our school and help our community partners! Visit CPNS Shopping Page on – 6% of your purchase will also be donated to our school.

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