Programs

At Carmel Mountain Preschool, we strive to be the highest quality preschool in the area.

Our Programs range from Toddler to Kindergarten prep, as well as Summer and Extra-Curricular programs.

Toddler Program

Our Toddler Program supports your child’s eagerness for learning in a fun, creative, engaging environment.

Our Toddler to Teacher ratio is 1:6.
Cross-Curriculum learning provides a variety of activities to spark their interest in learning.

Daily Activities include:

  • Group time
  • Daily reading
  • Outdoor Playground time
  • We visit the Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2 to 3 times a month.
Toddler on the Slide
Finding Feathers!

Two-Year-Old Program

Our Two-year-old Program provides each student with the tools and confidence needed for a life-long love of learning and academic success.

Our Two-Year-Old to Teacher ratio is 1:6.
Cross-Curriculum learning provides a variety of activities to spark their interest in learning.

Daily Activities include:

  • Group time
  • Daily reading
  • Outdoor Playground time
  • We visit the Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2 to 3 times a month.

Three-Year-Old Program

Our Three-year-old Program introduces children to cognitive, social and language arts skills to ensure a life-long love of learning.Our Three-Year-Old to Teacher ratio is 1:12.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s “Splash into Pre-K” curriculum is a print-rich environment.

Hands-on exploration of topics such as:

  • Science
  • Sensory Exploration
  • Math Applications
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Writing Skills
  • Critical Thinking Skill
  • We visit the Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2 to 3 times a month.
Preschool kids doing an art project in the Art Sudio at Carmel Mountain Preschool in San Diego, California.
Pre-Kindergarten student practices writing on a chalkboard. Children in our child care are exposed to a print rich environment.

Pre-Kindergarten Program

Our Pre-Kindergarten Program facilitates and deepens a child’s existing social skills, empathy, sharing, cooperation and collaboration with, peers while creating a life-long love of learning. This program ensures kindergarten preparedness.Our Pre-Kindergarten to Teacher ratio is 1:12.
The Curriculum builds and expands on Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Pre-Kindergarten curriculum.

Our Print-Rich Curriculum includes:

  • Promoting Vocabulary
  • Multicultural Awareness
  • Introduction to Writing
  • Communicating ideas through pictures and writing
  • Daily Group activities include literature, music and movement, and practical math.
  • We visit the Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2 to 3 times a month.

Kindergarten Prep Program

Our Kindergarten Prep Program is specially designed for children who missed the Kindergarten cut-off date or for those who need an additional year before starting Kindergarten.Our Kindergarten Prep Student to Teacher ratio is 2:24.
Using Macmillan-McGraw Hill’s “Beginning To Read, Write and Listen” curriculum and “Leveled Readers” curriculum, we introduce students to reading and writing.

Daily Activities include:

  • Variety of Literature
  • Group Discussions
  • Critical Thinking Skills
  • Practical Math
  • Introduction to Earth Sciences
  • We visit the Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2 to 3 time a month.
  • Opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities.
  • Woodworking Bus
  • Spanish
  • Art
  • Gymnastics
  • Perk Sports
kindergarten prep at our preschool
toddler in our summer camp at our preschool

Summer Camp

Come experience CMP’s Sizzling Summer Fun. We are year-around but our Summer is extra special!  Through specialized instruction, hands-on activities, and on-site field trips, children will think, create, and explore the world around them.  Our Summer weekly themes provide children with the opportunity to do something they love or try something new and think outside of the box.  We have weekly special events such as Sno-Foaming Snow Play, Bubble Mania, Outdoor Concerts, Wacky Science, Petting Zoo, Puppet Show, Animal Mania, Water Slide Day, and many more. Our students splash their hearts out with weekly Water Play Days on the outdoor grass area. Our Carmel Mountain Preschool children enhance their summer experience with trips to The Glenn once a week. They either get to create a masterpiece in The Art Studio, explore and get their hands in the earth in The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden, or solve problems with building in our Tinkering Lab.  Our themes change each week during summer so your child will have access to a variety of experiences without leaving Carmel Mountain Preschool.  CMP Summer is a fun and exciting way to make the most of summer!

Extra-Curricular

At Carmel Mountain Preschool we allow a few select high-quality outside companies to offer extra-curricular classes to our children. These classes are offered either from 12:30-1:10 (during the beginning of nap) or from 3:30-4:15pm. If your child attends Carmel Mountain Preschool half day then you would pick them directly after class instead of 12:15. Classes are offered on different days. Please contact the teacher directly.We offer the following programs:

  • Music
  • Hip Hop Dance Class
  • Kids Yoga
  • Gymnastics
  • Spanish
  • P.E.R.K. Club
  • Ballet Dance
Children participate in the music program with Ms. Lianna at Carmel Mountain Preschool.

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