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Our School

Our Mission

To nurture the next generation of collaborative leaders and creative, environmentally responsible thinkers, by igniting children’s innate capacity to learn.

Our Vision & Values


IndividualityIndividuality
All children are honored as individuals who are intrinsically motivated and are active participants in their learning.

RelationshipsRelationships
Relationships are at the core of our educational approach and are built with our surroundings: people, materials, and environments.


CollaborationCollaboration
Families, educators and children are partners in learning and research.

ProcessProcess
Through documentation, the learning process of teachers and children is made visible for furthering understanding, expanding on concepts, and celebrating ideas.


IntentionalityIntentionality
Environments are safe, nurturing, and designed to promote experiences that invite children and adults to enter into meaningful dialogues that foster children’s innate curiosity, creativity, and thinking.

EquityEquity
Families of all races, cultures, and faiths are welcome and celebrated at our school. We are one community.


Our Vision & Values


Individuality

Individuality
All children are honored as individuals who are intrinsically motivated and are active participants in their learning.

Relationships

Relationships
Relationships are at the core of our educational approach and are built with our surroundings: people, materials, and environments.


Collaboration

Collaboration
Families, educators and children are partners in learning and research.

Process

Process
Through documentation, the learning process of teachers and children is made visible for furthering understanding, expanding on concepts, and celebrating ideas.


Intentionality

Intentionality
Environments are safe, nurturing, and designed to promote experiences that invite children and adults to enter into meaningful dialogues that foster children’s innate curiosity, creativity, and thinking.

Equity

Equity
Families of all races, cultures, and faiths are welcome and celebrated at our school. We are one community.


Our Leadership Team

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Sanam Madampath 

Owner Operator & Head of School


 
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Kat Landtroop

School Director

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Melissa Martinez

Assistant School Director

 

Our Educators


KLA Schools are staffed with caring, fun, and dedicated professionals. Participating regularly in professional development experiences, our teachers are constantly looking for ways to learn more about the best ways to teach our students. Observations of each child are documented throughout the day and notes which reflect on weekly projections are taken. Our educators are continually analyzing which ways children learn best as well as which teaching styles are most effective.

Our educators, in their interactions with children, work to align interests with the learning domains in caring, nurturing, and positive ways. This intentional practice supports feelings of safety, love, and value within each child. Our curriculum addresses the whole child including academic, physical, social and emotional domains.

We encourage the children to think deeper and ask questions as they research different theories. It is of utmost importance that teachers and children alike invest in researching and collaborating together in order to be a part of each other’s learning process.

Our Educators


KLA Schools are staffed with caring, fun, and dedicated professionals. Participating regularly in professional development experiences, our teachers are constantly looking for ways to learn more about the best ways to teach our students. Observations of each child are taken throughout the day in addition to notes reflecting on weekly projections. Our educators are continually analyzing which ways children learn best as well as which teaching styles are most effective.

Facilitators in their interactions with children, and our educators, work to align children’s interests with the learning domains in caring, nurturing, and positive ways which support students in feeling safe, loved, and valued. Our curriculum addresses the whole child including academic, physical, social and emotional domains.

We encourage them to think deeper and ask questions as they research different theories. It is of utmost importance that teachers and children alike invest in researching and collaborating together in order to be a part of each other’s learning process.


Parents as Our Partners


Parents are a crucial factor in our program. In fact, parents are our partners. Our teachers understand and respect that parents are their children’s first teacher. Their involvement in the school gives their children a sense of security and is deeply appreciated. We recognize that stable, quality relationships during the early years are fundamental for later developmental outcomes. Collaboration between teachers, parents and the children is an integral part of the educational experience at KLA Schools. 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. Through these partnerships, children benefit from experiencing many of the same principles at home that they do in school and thrive with this consistency. Teachers also offer frequent support our families and our communities through transparency and by being a source of information about educating a whole child and the various aspects of development.

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Safety and Security

KLA Schools are safe and secure by design. Our school is outfitted with secure camera surveillance for both inside our building and for our outdoor campus spaces.

Parents log their children in at the reception area, where no outsiders are allowed. All doors leading outside of the KLA Schools grounds are kept locked and only able to be opened through sophisticated technology. Our schools include an outdoor play area designed with age appropriate materials, protective fences, and well-maintained grounds to ensure the children’s safety.

Staff members are skilled in applying first aid to minor bumps and bruises. They are also trained in pediatric first aid and CPR. Our school complies with all Childcare Licensing regulations around practicing safety drills and posting evacuation routes in every classroom.

Safety and Security

KLA Schools are safe and secure by design. We work diligently to maintain the cleanliness of our facility as well as the safety of our furnishings and overall health of our children and their environment.

Parents log their children in at the reception area, where no outsiders are allowed. All doors leading outside of the KLA Schools grounds are kept locked and only able to be opened through sophisticated technology. Our schools include an outdoor play area designed with age appropriate materials, protective fences, and well-maintained grounds to ensure the children’s safety.

The entire school is continually monitored utilizing closed caption cameras in all classrooms as well as hallways and outdoor spaces.

Staff members qualified to respond to life-threatening emergencies are always in attendance. Trained in pediatric first aid and CPR, staff members are always available to respond to a variety of emergency medical situations. In addition to our regularly instituted health and safety plan, emergency care producers are also put in place for both minor and major incidents.

Whatever the situation, our staff is confident and qualified to keep your most prized possession safe at all times.



Community Service


As part of our philosophy and educational approach, we believe it is essential to make visible that each child knows and understands we are all different and can co-exist peacefully. We have different ways of thinking, a fact we embrace. In fulfilling this vision, KLA Schools has formed relationships with charitable organizations within each of the communities it serves. Stay tuned to learn more about our involvement with local charities.

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