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Shirani Dhawan founded CLC in 1979 to promote early childhood education in the Conejo Valley. Mrs. Dhawan was introduced and trained in Montessori techniques by Mario Montessori, Dr. Maria Montessori’s son. She graduated from the AMI Centre in London in 1968 and has been teaching internationally since then. She has taught and help start many Montessori schools in the greater Los Angeles area. Mrs. Dhawan has also trained teachers in Montessori techniques. In addition to her Montessori credentials, she also holds a degree in child psychology and is active in child development issues. CLC is a privately owned school and has complete freedom to implement its own curriculum which is designed by Mrs. Dhawan.
Ms. Rashida teaches our 2-4 year olds and loves seeing them grow and learn. She has had extensive training in math, science and creative arts as well as holding a degree in Economics.
Rashida comes to CLC after teaching kindergarten in Hong Kong for 7 years and fourth and fifth grade math and science in Pakistan for 2 years. She also has had 3 years Montessori training in Los Angeles. Her loving nature provides a nuturing environment for the young children just starting school.
Ms. Farida is a Montessori qualified teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience, nationally and internationally.
Here at CLC, she teaches the 4-6 year olds phonetics, reading, counting, basic science concepts and much more. Her vast experience and love for children, as well as ability to see each of their potential creates a wonderful learning environment for the school.