About Our Staff

The adult’s role in a child's education is to support and facilitate their growth and development. To assume this role, to teach young children, is a great privilege and responsibility. Teaching is a mission - a valued and time-honored Jewish tradition.   

We look for teachers who are passionate and will offer a nurturing experience for the children. Our teachers have a deep understanding of children and the way they think, and have the desire to create meaningful relationships with the children. All our teachers believe in the importance of seeing each child as an individual. Our teachers plan and adapt the curriculum and the environment to meet the needs of each child.

At Gan the teacher sees herself as a learner – alongside the children - open to new thoughts and ideas. The teacher listens carefully to the children, observes and documents their work, and provokes and stimulates their thinking. As teachers, we are committed to strengthening and enriching our knowledge of young children by continuing our own education.

Our teachers are teachers who encourage our children to reflect, to be independent, to explore, to cooperate, to negotiate, to wonder, to love and to laugh.


Leah Profile Pic.jpgLeah Lang, Director of Education

Early Childhood has always been my passion. I’ve always been drawn to the little ones and their wonder and excitement for the world around them. As early as my teens, I led youth groups and summer camps in my home town of Sydney, Australia. After graduating highschool, I spent two years of college, in Melbourne & Israel, where I earned my degree in Jewish Education. Being up to date in best practices in this field is always a priority. Over the last two years I participated in conferences at the prestigous Bing Nursery School at Stanford University & Bank Street College in NY.

I spent many years teaching preschoolers and for the past eight years have directed the Gan Camarillo Preschool. Together with the wonderful families and children, we have created a school where each child is cherished and loved. I look forward to another wonderful year together as we watch our children grow and flourish. 


Teacher Bio's coming soon... 

 Shira Muchnik, Teacher

Keren Reese, Teacher

Chana Shifrin, Assistant Teacher

Devorah Epstein, Assistant Teacher 


Gan Camarillo Preschool is located at
2222 Ventura Blvd.
Old Town Camarillo, California