Curriculum

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Holistic and Experiential Preschool Education

Every classroom experience is designed to give children opportunities to grow and develop in multiple areas at once. Our curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia Approach and combines all early learning domains to ensure that children are prepared for success in school and in life.

What does Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum look like? Your child may learn social and emotional skills while counting money and doing math in the classroom restaurant or learn literacy and motor skills while planting and documenting growth in the classroom garden.

It's all about real-world interactions and environmental learning experiences.

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Child-led learning

A classroom’s curriculum stems from the particular interests of the children. Curriculum topics derive from talking with children and their families as well as from readily known interests (such as puddles and dinosaurs).

Academic skills are learned best when children are interested. For example, learning about dinosaurs often leads to a math experience adding dinosaur figurines, writing a story or reading a book about dinosaurs, and a science experience about dinosaurs in the garden.

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Making Learning Fun

Often times, children learn more from the process of learning as they do from the visible end result that goes home to parents at the end of the day.

We encourage this through collaborative long-term projects that enable children to explore, analyze, and evaluate various concepts and topics. Our teachers document your child’s thought process each step of the way, and by integrating different areas of the classroom, each child’s learning process is respected.

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Proven Principles

Our curriculum and principles align with the universal early childhood principles that the World Forum Foundation has found to best support children’s learning and development.

The World Forum Foundation is an international early childhood education research and advocacy group that works to improve the quality of life for all children, regardless of their background. High-quality programs such as ours utilize the research and resources of the WFF as part of our professional development for teachers and to inspire others in our communities to advocate for the rights of young children.

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Integrated STEAM Learning

Each of our classrooms features age-appropriate technology materials, and children are always encouraged to build, create, theorize, question and dream. Our educational environment is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach where children are viewed as capable researchers and active learners.

Rather than separating STEAM learning into a standalone enrichment program, science, technology, engineering, art and math are integrated into our curriculum and practiced in the children’s every day school life.

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The environment--the third teacher in children's lives--is intentional at KLA Schools. Our distinctive classrooms and shared spaces are designed with safety in mind and matched to various stages of your child’s development and growth.

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