"I have come to understand that the world is only as ordinary as I chose it to be. It's a choice between taking the world for granted, assuming I know enough about a thing, and engaging the rare vision from 'seeing again'."
- Pam Oken-Wright
Established in 1999, Gan Malibu provides a unique educational experience that nurtures the skills, emotional growth, character and spiritual development of children.
As a Reggio Emilia-influenced preschool, we are committed to building a strong educational foundation for our children through play, experience, creating, social collaboration, and exploration. From our infants to our preschoolers, everyone is exposed to a world full of music, art, and nature. We strongly believe in fostering children’s natural curiosity to inspire learning. Our exceptional and developmentally appropriate and custom curriculum provide engaged learning through innovative and creative activities that allow each child to draw their own conclusions through exploring and experiencing. This allows them to own learning in relationship to the world and the community that surrounds it. Learning is both teacher-led and self-directed, and we follow the child - using their interests to create points of study through a variety of social, cognitive, and motor skills. Our aura is encouraging and happy, and our noise is the buzz of children’s imagination.
Nature effects every part of our curriculum. Securely nestled off the PCH, among nature and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, our state-of-the-art center is designed to stimulate learning and forms a warm, loving and nurturing environment with airy sun-lit rooms, cozy corners, and plenty of space to explore, create, and play.
Moments that we constantly encounter may be: playing on a patio and seeing deer on the mountain above us, dolphins leaping in the ocean, various birds and butterflies flying, to picking herbs from tour garden for pizza we bake. This is just a small sample of what children experience every day.
We look forward to forming a partnership with the families in our community, as our school was built on the belief that the earliest events of a child’s life are the most formative and critical factors of their development.
As a Jewish educational center, the moral values of Judaism are intertwined seamlessly throughout all disciplines allowing them to become both a meaningful and valuable part of our children's lives.
Gan Malibu does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, politics, disability, parental status, gender orientation, or any other reason prohibited by federal or state law. We welcome children from all types of families and seek to create a welcoming environment for all of our students.