About Us

Our Philosophy

Each day our owners, educators, and staff fulfill our vision to offer children endless opportunities and empower them to positively influence the world. And while our owners come from many different backgrounds, they all share the same mission--to provide the children of our communities with a safe, innovative environment and high-quality education, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach.

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Path to Ownership
Roberto and Candy Ortega, founders of KLA Schools

The KLA Schools Story

KLA Schools founders Roberto and Candy Ortega bring a lifelong love of early childhood education to KLA Schools. Roberto inherited his passion for education from his grandfather, who founded two schools of his own. Candy is a degreed educator and fell in love with the Reggio Emilia Approach to education while working in the classroom.

Innovative Approach