Kindergarten Prep (TK)

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 1:12 teacher-to-child ratio provides a comprehensive program that encompasses reading, writing, auditory and oral skills for emergent readers in a warm and nurturing environment.


Through Macmillan-McGraw Hill’s “Beginning To Read, Write and Listen” curriculum and “Leveled Readers”, students are introduced to reading and writing through the use of phonetic spelling and high frequency sight words.

Daily Activities

During Daily Group Time children are exposed to a variety of literature including: fiction, non-fiction, songs and poems, encouraging group discussions promoting critical thinking skills. Practical math applications along with an introduction to earth sciences provide opportunities for independent discovery and hands-on exploration.

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Our Kindergarten Prep students get a very well-rounded education with weekly visits to The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden. The students get to explore the garden, learn all about science and nature, and express their artistic brilliance.

Special Extra-Curricular Activities

Kindergarten Prep students get the opportunity to explore extra-curricular learning throughout the year with a Woodworking Bus, Spanish, Art, Gymnastics and Perk Sports.

— Parent Testimonial —

Three years and two kids later, we feel lucky to have found Carmel Mountain Preschool. As parents, we were looking for a safe, warm environment where our kiddos can grow, be happy, and be loved-and boy did we find it! CMP continues to exceed our expectations and is a place our boys look forward to going. They have both grown and developed so much with the help of their extraordinary teachers. They are engaged in well thought out lessons that enrich their education and develop their minds and bodies.

The opportunities CMP provides is another aspect that makes them an exceptional preschool. Both boys love tinkering, the Glen, the Art Studio, and their teachers. We have enjoyed watching CMP’s staff and facilities grow and change. It has been so evident that they have our kiddos best interest at heart and strive to create the best preschool a kid (and their parents) can ask for. The relationships formed in the past 3 years have left a lasting impression on our family forever. Thank you, CMP! We are so appreciative of everything you have done for our boys.

—The Mueller Family

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Unique Benefits

  • Huge Playground and outdoor areas
  • The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden
  • Macmillan-McGraw Hill’s “Beginning To Read, Write and Listen” curriculum
  • Daily reading, writing, math, art, music, social studies and science
  • 2:24 teacher-to-student ratio
  • Extra-Curricular Special Programs throughout the year

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