Child Development Programs

What CPO does...
CARMELO PARENT ORGANIZATION (CPO)

CPO is a formal parent club founded in 1995. They have monthly meetings at Carmelo school. Free childcare is always provided.

CPO Objectives are:

To assist Carmel Child Development Center, Transitional Kindergarten, and the Carmel Adult School Co-op Preschool in meeting students’ needs

      A. Indoor/outdoor materials & equipment
      B. “Discretionary” emergency funds
      C.  Early/strong sense of belonging

To meet parents’ needs

      A. Strengthening parenting skills
      B. Sense of community/fun



CPO Activities are:

To meet material/discretionary needs (Fundraising)
  • eScrip sales
  • Trike-A-Thon
  • Classroom projects & Silent Auction
  • T-Shirt/sweatshirt/Klean Kanteen sales
  • FOCUS Phone-A-Thon
  • Spring Fling or Raffle


To build a sense of belonging/community
  •    Back-to-School Beach Bash
  •    Parent Coffees
  •    Autumn Feast
  •    Teacher Appreciation Luncheon
  •    End of the Year Picnic in the Park
  •    Monthly CPO meetings

To strengthen parenting skills
  a. Offer 'Positive Solutions' parenting series with instructor

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