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Our School


 

Our Mission

The Mission of KLA Schools is to provide a safe, innovative environment and high quality education for the students of our communities inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to education.

 

Our Vision & Values


An Inspiring Educational Environment
We strive to have the best learning environment based on Reggio Emilia practices and philosophy.  A study published in the National Institute of Child and Human Development demonstrates a correlation between high quality child care center and higher levels of academic and cognitive skills.

Nurturing Teachers
Since 99% of your child’s experience is directly related to his/her teachers in the classroom, we employ passionate, caring, experienced, and jovial teachers for our school.

Individuality
All children are honored and viewed as intrinsically motivated and active participants of their learning.

Relationships
This core value is the center of our school and Reggio Emilia.  We build relationships and promote kindness with each other and our surroundings such as materials, classrooms, teachers and administrators, and our KLA School families.

Communication
We pride ourselves on exceeding your expectations with an unparalleled level of timely and high quality information regarding your child’s social, emotional, and cognitive development.  We use many different channels to support this including Daily Journals, Portfolios, Projections, and a Parent app.

Visibility of the Learning Process
Documentation throughout our school and in classrooms provide visual evidence of learning process.  Documentation is how we share our projected curriculum/experiences and communicate what our children are learning.

Our Leadership Team

Sanam Madampath 

Owner Operator & Head of School

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MARGARET DICKERSON

Director

Coming Soon

Assistant Director

 
 

A Letter From the Director

Dear Families,

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. 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 fact that each child knows and understands that 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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