About Us

Preschool Services in Calabasas, CA

Montessori of Malibu Canyon provides amazing preschool services to parents in Calabasas, CA and the surrounding areas. Our beautiful, nearly 2 acres campus caters to both toddlers and children from ages 2 to 6 years old. Our experienced and passionately dedicated staff looks forward to meeting you an answering your questions. Call today!

Our Founder

Negin Ghaffari M.P.A., PhD

Negin Ghaffari M.P.A., Ph.D. is a local mom with two beautiful boys, Cameron who is 11 years old and Aiden who is eight. Dr. Ghaffari is a former teacher with more than 21 years of teaching experience. In addition to her classroom teaching experience, Dr. Ghaffari has a Master's Degree in Administration and a Doctorate in Educational Studies from the Claremont Colleges where she received the Prestigious Annenburg Doctoral Fellowship. She also has taught teacher education and served as an Educational Consultant reviewing the programs of many public and private schools.

Some of Dr. Ghaffari's research has included best practices in Early Childhood, Multiculturalism and Education, Interdisciplinary Approaches in ECE and granted research funded by the Microsoft Corporation (a study on incorporating technology in education) among others. Dr. Ghaffari is passionate and an educator who has devoted countless hours to children through her partnership with various organizations including working as a teacher with the California Mini-Corps (a division of the Peace Corps) teaching children of farm laborers in the Central Valley.

Passionately Dedicated

Dr. Ghaffari's and her husband Kevin who is a pediatrician/neonatologist, have passionately dedicated their lives to health and education of children in their community. They are proud of our large beautiful campus nestled between the beautiful Malibu Canyon scenic corridor with over an acre of flat playground space.

Our Classrooms

MoMC features large open classrooms outfitted with all brand new Montessori materials. We are proud of our non-toxic BPA and lead-free furniture and paint. All of our furniture is made from North American maple wood. Our large, bright, and cheerful classrooms help create a safe, nurturing, and comfortable environment for all children.

Our Teachers

Our teachers are career educators who are passionate and nurturing. They all have extensive experience and certification. We earnestly follow the recommendations of American Montessori Society (www.amshq.org) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP.org).

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

This unique and exceptional school is a result of many years of passionate planning and research by the founders. While a Montessori school, we are proud to present an interdisciplinary approach to early childhood education that incorporates and celebrates the best of Montessori coupled with the Reggio Emilia and Waldorf Pedagogies.

Our Green Lifestyle

We pride ourselves on living the green lifestyle as much as possible and even incorporate that into our cleaning teams and the utilities that we use. We provide green products that are used to sterilize and clean the school every day. This includes the toys and furniture. We teach the children to wear inside shoes and outside shoes.

Our Safety

We also offer superior safety with personal codes for each family to access the school. We instill that learning and safety is something that should stick with them throughout their lifetime.