At Carmel Mountain Preschool your child comes first. Because of this we installed a Zono. Carmel Mountain Preschool is one of the only preschool and day cares in San Diego that has a Zono. A Zono is a large machine that looks similar to a subzero refrigerator. You open up the doors and put anything inside “that doesn’t have eyes”. The Zono sucks the oxygen out of the chamber essentially killing all germs including common viruses and even lice. We use the Zono to sterilize our nap mats, pillows, toys, electronics and anything else in our classrooms that tend to have germs.
The Zono cuts down on the amount of viruses and germs spread around Carmel Mountain Preschool. We also allow our preschool parents to sterilize their carpets and other items upon request especially if they have older children in the elementary schools (lice tends to be more prevalent at the elementary age students versus preschool age students). The Zono is so effective that NASA has begun using their technology. Just another reason Carmel Mountain Preschool is innovative and one of the best preschools in San Diego.
You can learn more about Zono Technology at Zono Childcare.
Composting and Vermicomposting
We have a large organic garden at Carmel Mountain Preschool and it’s necessary to create nutrient rich compost to fertilize our garden. Each classroom has a composting container and students learn about composting their organic fruits and vegetables to “feed” our garden. We also have a lot of Earthworms at Carmel Mountain Preschool to vemicompost – the students feed the worms and use the vermcompost to fertilize our garden. The preschool students get to learn about the cycle of life with vermcomposting and the importance of composting while making choices that are best for our environment.