Carlmont Parents Nursery School is committed to the philosophy and practice of play-based developmental education. This foundation fosters a life-long love of learning.
The children’s program at CPNS is designed to provide a gradual and smooth transition into formal education. Our children learn through guided exploration and experimentation. When this takes place in a safe and loving environment their discoveries are boundless.
CPNS is that place—a warm, safe environment full of developmentally appropriate activities where our children can explore and learn at their own pace.
CPNS offers 3 core programs: two, three, and four day per week multi-age classes. We also offer an optional Pre-K program for children who are age eligible for Kindergarten the following September and enrolled in our four day-a-week core program. In addition to our school-year programs, we offer a series of afternoon Toddler Play Dates, each spanning four weeks and meeting one time per week.
To learn about our team of highly qualified, experienced and caring teachers, please visit our Teachers page.
Most years, CPNS also offers Summer Camp, which follows the same philosophy as our school year programs with a schedule and format that is designed to maximize the wonderful summer weather and our fantastic outdoor facility.
See Register for more on Class Schedules, Age Eligibility and Fees.
Children tend to work on one aspect of their development at a time and they are the best judge of their own readiness. For this reason, the opportunity to pick their own activities, master tasks at their own pace, and develop feelings of success makes for children who are ready and willing to continue learning and achieving in elementary school.Teacher Kathy Breaux, Founder of Little Wonders, Retired CPNS and Fox Elementary School Teacher, CPNS Grandparent 2004 - 2007