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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 Pre-K program. There is also wait-list space available for our 2-morning class. To register, families must tour the school or have attended Open House. Tours will be given on the following dates:

- Friday, July 18 at 11:00 am
- Friday, August 8 at 10:30 am
- Monday, August 25 at 9:30 am

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
Enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year is now open. Click here for more information or email membership with questions.

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