We hope you enjoy this virtual tour of Carlmont Parents Nursery School (CPNS). Our school is located at the back of the Congregational Church of Belmont, but we are a nonsectarian school. This is a view of the Church from the street. The address is 751 Alameda de las Pulgas, Belmont.
This is the entrance to our school, which is located at the back of the Congregational Church of Belmont. Please come on in!
CPNS has an incredibly spacious campus, which includes a huge outdoor area. There are extensive pathways where the children have fun pedaling tricycles or pulling a wagon.
We have a large grassy space where the children enjoy playing baseball, sliding or sometimes just sitting down.
As the children get older they master new skills, e.g. riding a tricycle with a trailer attached. There are plenty of ride-on vehicles to choose from including a tractor and a plasma car.
We often bring art projects outside.
Our playhouses give the children lots of scope for pretend play.
Our garden area has stepping stones to encourage the children to explore nature.
We have a huge sand area equipped with climbing structures, slides, monkey bars, a playhouse and swings. There is even a mud pit!
The children have fun playing ball games and developing their eye-hand coordination skills.
Swinging on the monkey bars is fun and it helps the children develop upper body strength.
There are lots of opportunities for children to slide, swing and spin.
The children have lots of sand toys available to them, including diggers and pots and pans.
It's fun playing with sand! The children enjoy making sandcastles and mud pies.
By the time they graduate many children have learned to swing all by themselves.
Now it's time to explore the inside area. Please come on in!
Each class begins and ends with teacher-led circle time. This special time differs each day and may consist of story telling, reading, musical activities, show and tell and announcements.
We have monkey bars in our spacious hallway.
The Creation Station in the Hallway is a place where the children are encouraged to use art supplies to create whatever they want to make. Further on there is a blackboard, a piano, a bouncy tire and a rocking boat. Around the corner there is a large area that we use for Pre-K Classes. We also use this area on wet and windy days.
The piano is always available for budding musicians.
This is our bright and welcoming Snack Room. The snack room is well-equipped - there is a child-size sink for washing hands and we have a dishwasher.
Children learn social skills while enjoying a snack. They have the opportunity to practice skills like pouring and spreading butter.
Children enjoy playing "shop" in our make-believe area, which is equipped with play food, shopping carts and cash registers.
Our make-believe area has a loft and a kitchen area. Here are some children from our afternoon class having a "picnic" in the make-believe area.
Our Music Room is a place where the children can choose a book to read, work on a puzzle, or listen to music. Sometimes we bring in our puppet theater and the children put on a show! We have real musical instruments for the children to play.
There are lots of books for the children to choose from.
This is our parent break room. As the name suggests this is where the grown-ups head for when they take a break from their work station. We take turns bringing in a snack to share.
Our spacious Block Room is equipped with dress-up outfits, blocks, balance boards, roller skates, board games, and much more!
The Block Room is a great place for pretend play. The children enjoy playing games in the Block Room, and they learn to work together while they play.
This is our Art Room. Children are encouraged to participate in a complex daily art project. They also get the opportunity to feed the fish!
Children are offered a wide range of art activities, including painting, cutting, pasting and stamping. Some projects are competed over several days.
Children aren't limited to one project per day - some choose to paint several pictures during a visit to the Art Room.
We always have play doh available to manipulate. Sometimes it has glitter in it!
This is our child-friendly bathroom, which is equipped with a small toilet and sinks; however, we don't require your child to be potty trained to attend CPNS.
Through adult-directed activities, our optional Pre-K enrichment program allows children to practice working in large and small groups, speaking in front of the class and participating in a more structured learning environment prior to beginning Kindergarten.
CPNS provides an on-site Nursery that you can use on your workday. This allows you to fully participate in your preschooler's class, knowing that their younger sibling(s) are close at hand in our bright and welcoming Nursery. There is a comfortable rocking chair for nursing mothers to use during their break.
There are lots of toys for our babies and toddlers.
There are busy places in the Nursery... .. and there are also quiet places. This is the end of our virtual tour. We hope you will decide to visit our school to see CPNS in action.