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.

girls drawing with crayons

— Parent Testimonial —

Growing up in the area and having attended Carmel Mountain Preschool as a child, I was so excited to come and explore it as an option for our boys. I was blown away as a parent looking at the amazing place it had grown into. Carmel Mountain Preschool has everything we could have asked for and more. We are consistently pleased by the amazing learning opportunities and unmatched facilities. The boys love going to tinkering, learning in the glen and creating art in the studio. We love that they have the opportunity grow and have fun in an environment that is nurturing and so well rounded. The owners, teachers and staff are all wonderful people. Their passion for children and education is easy to see and translates into every part of this school. We are always amazed that all of the teachers seem to know every student’s name. Our boys love going to school each day and we know that they are in great hands. We are so glad our kids are a part of this school and are proud to be part of the CMP family!

— The Stimpson Family

boy outside learning at daycare

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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