OUR EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
KLA is a dynamic, developmentally appropriate program that is inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy to early childhood education.
We see each child as a competent, powerful, curious, and creative individual. Our school educators trust that the play the children engage in has value. They see play as a tool that children use as they explore and attempt to make sense of their world. Through play children test their ideas, solve problems, and find joy in their activities.
Collaboration between teachers, parents and the children is an integral part of the educational experience at KLA. Our goal is not simply to build a strong, warm and nurturing connection with each child, but to extend that connection to our community of parents.
By working in a collaborative group setting, children learn critical life skills such as compromise, reasoning, respect for others opinions and enhancement of their sense of community and more.Children have their own strengths and interests, and when given the opportunity to share, they help expand the knowledge of their peers and teachers.
As our little investigators are exploring how to learn, we provide them with a welcoming and inspiring place where a wide variety of materials, both natural and man-made, are available to them. We call this place our Atelier. Here children of all ages come individually or in groups to express their thoughts through the exploration of materials such as clay, tiles, paper rolls, foam tubes, wire among others.
In identifying the interests of the child and facilitating their exploration of these ideas in a collaborative environment with strong and loving relationships we create compassionate individuals with a lifelong love for learning.