Our Philosophy

CMP has an eclectic philosophy that includes Reggio Emilia and Montessori influences.  We value our teacher’s autonomy while keeping whole child learning and intentional reflective teaching at the core of CMP.  Activities revolve around children’s learning and interests while fostering creativity, imagination, and exploration.

We are a play-based preschool and believe most learning objectives can be accomplished through play.  We strongly support science, nature, process art, gardening, tinkering, music and movement, and literacy.  Our outdoor classrooms and our Glenn allow us the opportunity to be holistic, organic, and nature based and this flows into our indoor classrooms.  We strive to create natural and comfortable, homelike environments which allow us to support our diverse community.  CMP staff are trained in Conscious Discipline and use these principles to support our school families in our classrooms.

carmel mountain our philosophy staff