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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.

Enrollment for the 2014-2015 School Year

For families interested in enrolling this year, we have limited availability in our Mon-Thurs. 12:30-3:00 class ("4pm") and our wonderful, adjacent Pre-K program (M/W 11:00-12:30). To register, families must tour the school or have attended the 2014 Open House back in February. If you are interested in our 4pm or Pre-K classes, please email asap to begin the process. There is no other enrollment for the '14-'15 school year.

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 School Year

There will be two general tours in November; 11/7 @ 9:15am and 11/14 @ 9:15am. Please RSVP to our membership vp for one of the dates if you are interested! After these dates we ask that you attend our big Open House event on Feb. 7th from 10:00am-12:00. We will begin taking registration at 10:00!

For enrollment forms or more registration information, please click on register.

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

Registration will begin for 2am, 3am, 4pm and Pre-K classes on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to seeing you for this fun and informative morning!

CPNS is looking to hire a part-time teacher's assistant for its 4pm class (12:30-3pm M, T, W, &Th). Please read the job description for details. For more information or to be considered for the position, please contact

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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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