• Located on the Carmelo School Campus in beautiful Carmel Valley, the Carmel Adult School Co-op (Bay School and Tular co-op combined) Preschool offers parents to learn positive parenting skills while directly practicing these skills in their child's classroom. The Adult School Co-op serves children from 2 years 9 months to 5 years old. Potty training is required prior to enrollment. Class begins at 9:15 AM and ends at 12:15 PM Monday through Friday. We follow the CUSD year calendar.

    Come experience a place where older children and younger children work together, new ideas are shared, and education takes on many forms as children develop a love of learning and new friendships! Here education is fun and your thoughts are valued and your input is appreciated. We are part of the Adult Ed program in the Carmel Unified School District and our fees and tuition are paid directly to the Carmel Adult School. We ask parents to participate in two monthly parent education meetings held in the early evenings and work in our classroom one day a week in order to practice parenting skills and cooperatively run the classroom.

Phone: ext. 3461


Degrees and Certifications:

Kristen Rianda received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She currently possesses a Child Development Program Director permit from the CA Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Kristen Rianda

Kristen has spent many years as both a parent and a teacher in Adult-school co-op preschool classrooms. In addition to her work inside the classroom, Kristen is very active in the aquatics community and coaches both club and high school swimming. She is also very involved on the board of the Carmel Valley Community Youth Center.