EDUCATIONAL APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY
KLA Schools is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education which emphasizes hands on discovery learning. Our schools set the stage for children to use their senses as developmental domains to learn, while also valuing the child as a self-initiated, independent and capable individual learner. Unlike traditional educational approaches, our teachers are able to reach every learner in their class by respecting their individual learning process. Our classroom teachers are trained to learn alongside their students. Children at KLA Schools grow and learn with educators as their partners in the exploratory process. Statistics show that “Children whose preschool experience was child-initiated fared better than peers in the transition from primary to the later elementary school grades.” – Rebecca A. Marcon.
Children who attend Reggio Emilia inspired schools are also known to become independent lifelong learners. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, we teach children to learn not just for school, but for life!
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, we place great importance in the growth of our professionals. From franchise support staff to classroom teachers, we invest in the professional development of all of our team members.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT
KLA Schools is a member of NAREA (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance), collaborating and participating in yearly conferences
We host guest speakers from related professional fields as well as professionals from Reggio Emilia, Italy to train our staff
Each school maintains professional development schedules supported by our pedagogical coordinators through the year
Staff members are sent to a variety of conferences across America as well as to Reggio Emilia, Italy for hands on training
We are pursuing AdvancED Accreditation for our corporation and schools
KLA Schools Pedagogical Team has more than 70 years of combined experience
LOOK AND FEEL
From the moment you walk into any of our locations, you will know that you are in a KLA Schools environment. Each one of our schools has a modern feel and design unlike any other. In fact, our school design was developed by world renowned architects and experts in the field of Early Childhood Education.
Our classroom teachers are trained to learn alongside their students. Children at KLA Schools grow and learn with educators as their partners in the exploratory process. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, we aim to raise life long learners.
KLA Schools Franchise team is a group of highly qualified and trained professionals. Our team is made up of individuals who have been with the company since its start and have a wide range in knowledge and years of experience with KLA Schools and KLA Schools Franchise.
KLA Schools Franchise is continuing to expand nationwide! With 17 preschool franchises, 8 Corporate ones and 3 franchised schools under development, we are looking for qualified franchisees who are passionate about the education of young children to join the growing KLA family!