Our Kindergarten Program is one of the best in San Diego with an emphasis on a whole child approach to Kindergarten education. Our students spend their day balancing skills that prepare them for elementary school with play based experiential learning.


Our 1:15 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.

Curriculum & Daily Activities

The Kindergarten Program offers numerous activities that benefit children’s social and academic skills, while ensuring they are exposed to various environments such as the Nature Lab, Art Studio and Outdoor Learning Decks. Through Rigby PM Plus “Leveled Readers” students are taught a comprehensive program that encompasses reading, writing, auditory, and oral skills to introduce and/or expand reading skills. Writing, math, science, history, creative arts, rhythm and movement, cooking, multicultural awareness, dramatic play and fine/gross motor development will round out their full curriculum.

The children have a more structured day, with playground time in the beginning and end of their day. Children can climb, explore the different water stations, and use their imagination with their friends while out in the fresh air. They spend plenty of time in the classroom as well and focus on word work (building sentences, learning double consonants, etc.), math (numbers 1 – 100, place value, shapes, adding/subtracting, etc.), reading, science (space, states/matter, 5 senses, animals, habitats, etc.), social studies (community, important leaders, being a responsible citizen, etc.) and sensory activities (Play-Doh, shaving cream, etc.).

The children enjoy lunch around 12PM and love the veggies and fruit for their morning and afternoon snack. In the Kindergarten Program, they have Daily News where the children can meet as a group and share relevant news, go over their calendar, say their Kindness Pledge, and receive their daily job. The fun and structured program allows children to enhance their critical thinking skills, enjoy hands-on projects, and feel prepared to start Elementary School.

young boy with eyedropper tool

Unique Benefits

Carmel Mountain Preschool is committed to providing the support and attention your children need to flourish. Conscious Discipline methods are used by our well trained and educated teachers and staff members. We encourage you to check out more information on these methods as they can be very helpful in using the right words at the right time for your child to learn from their actions. We also have an Occupational Therapist and Speech Language Pathologist available to support the children in many areas. Please see the Unique Benefits page for more information.


Special Extra-Curricular Activities

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


Huge playground and outdoor areas
The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden
Credentialed Teachers
Daily reading, writing, math, art, music, social studies and science
1:15 teacher-to-student ratio
Extra-Curricular Special Programs throughout the year

girl with pumpkin at preschool

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