Kindergarten Prep

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 2:24 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.

Kindergarten Prep students engage in learning centers during day care at Carmel Mountain Preschool in San Diego, California.

Our Kindergarten Prep students get a very well-rounded education with 2-3 visits a month 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 —

Carmel Mountain Preschool is a place that is near and dear to my heart. Not only am I the parent of a 4 year old in the Kinder-prep classroom but a former teacher and student at CMP. Carmel Mountain Preschool is a facility that encompasses many contributing factors to the overall growth of children. The classroom curriculum is designed to meet the needs of all children and facilitate independent thinking and generalization of concepts in life and the community. CMP also offers an array of extracurricular activities such as music, Spanish and the P.E.R.K club. In addition to this, CMP has an amazing agricultural area named “The Glenn,” in which all children are provided a weekly opportunity to engage in art activities, become exposed to animals and reptiles in our world, and also partake in growing different vegetables.

The faculty at CMP truly enjoys what they do and you can see it in the way that each individual child is treated and welcomed on a daily basis when they arrive at school. They create a family environment not only amongst their individual classrooms but throughout the facility as well.

All of these things, and many more, is what makes Carmel Mountain Preschool the perfect place for my child to develop and learn socially and academically. I would recommend CMP to any parent looking for a preschool for their child. Many children have come through the doors of CMP over the past 30 plus years and they continue to do so. My daughter wakes up every day looking forward to going to school, and as a parent it is such a joy to know that Carmel Mountain Preschool has provided her with a love of learning and also a place where she can develop friendships and thrive.

— Heather Diaz

This boy uses blocks to build a tall structure in our kindergarten-prep class at Carmel Mountain Preschool in San Diego, Califorina.

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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