Our Founders

KLA originated back in 2008 when its first location was opened in Brickell, near Downtown Miami by Candy Arocena and her husband Roberto, along with a group of investors and educators. In the years to follow, they proceeded to open a total of four corporate owned schools all located in the South Florida area. With both the vision and the resources to generate a national, Reggio Emilia inspired childcare franchise, the founders created the KLA Schools Franchise Program in 2010. Since 2010, KLA and its founders have awarded more than 15 franchises nationwide.

Our founders are very much involved with the operations of the schools and with the growth and development of the franchise department. With their ongoing support as well as the dedication and commitment of our staff members, franchisees and most importantly the families who attend our schools, we are confident that KLA Schools will continue to flourish in the years to come.