Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Our Pre-Kindergarten Program facilitates and deepens a child’s existing social skills, empathy, sharing, cooperation and collaboration with, peers while creating a life-long love of learning. This program ensures kindergarten preparedness.


Our 1:12 teacher-to-child ratio promotes an environment that supports experimentation, independent discovery, confidence, and creativity through developmentally appropriate practices. Your child has his or her own personality, needs, strengths and weaknesses and our teacher will get to know them as the individual they are.


Our Pre-Kindergarten Program builds and expands on concepts from The Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Pre-Kindergarten curriculum in order to make sure that we meet and exceed state standards. Children are exposed to a print-rich environment promoting vocabulary, multicultural awareness, introduction to writing and phonological awareness, story elements, sequences of events, and the ability to communicate ideas through pictures and writing.

Daily Activities

Daily Group Time includes a variety of high-quality literature, music and movement, and practical math applications promoting independent and critical thinking skills.

Our Pre-Kindergarten students get excited to visit The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden 2-3 times a month, where they create amazing art pieces, grow yummy produce, learn all about nature, and explore science.

— Parent Testimonial —

Carmel Mountain Preschool has provided a top-notch, well-rounded social and academic learning environment for our three children. The staff is knowledgeable, kind, and loving. The facilities are impeccable and continue to be updated and improved upon. The learning opportunities allow children to develop confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. Even after moving ten miles away, we still drive our youngest to CMP every day so she can have the same stellar preschool experience that her brothers had. We couldn’t be happier!

— Adrienne Asdal

Pre-Kindergarten student practices writing on a chalkboard. Children in our child care are exposed to a print rich environment.

Unique Benefits

  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Curriculum
  • Great sized classrooms with ample high-quality materials
  • 1:12 teacher-to-student ratio
  • Huge Playground and lots of outdoor space
  • The Art Studio and The Nature Lab & Glenn Garden
  • Hands-on Learning

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