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.

 

Vision & Values


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

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

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.

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

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

A Letter from the Director

  • I would like to introduce myself to you. My name is Amy Nelson and I am proud to be the director of KLA School of Coconut Creek. I earned my Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from the Bank Street School of Education. My vast experience working with children, their teachers and their families has given me insights into how children learn that I apply each and every day at KLA. Having taught and directed Reggio Inspired schools since 1999, I feel privileged to be part of the KLA team of educators.

    At KLA School of Coconut Creek, children are given critical opportunities at a young age to develop life skills such as focus and self-control, communication and critical thinking. We view each of our students as competent, curious and capable learners who are full of potential. Our teaching professionals are well trained in the Reggio philosophy. Through observation and documentation of our students, they develop curriculum designed to peak the curiosity of our young learners. Art, music, movement, light and a vast array of learning materials are an integral part of our curriculum and serve to enhance the development of each of our students.

  • Teachers and children regularly engage with one another in a space where the curriculum combines the children’s ideas, wonders and interests with the faculty’s professional knowledge of child development.

    Spaces and environments are filled with intent; each is purposely designed to provoke wonder, curiosity, intellectual engagement and creativity with endless possibilities.

    We are incredibly proud of the environment that we have created for our students and the experiences that we provide for them. It would be my pleasure to share our success with you.

    If you would like to arrange a time to visit our school for a tour and so that we can discuss our programs, please contact me at [email protected] or 954-571-8019.

    With Warm Regards,

    Amy

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, our educators work to align children interests with the learning domains in loving, 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.

Photo Tour

We would like to welcome you to your digital tour of KLA Schools. From the moment you walk into any of our locations, you will know that you are in a KLA School. Each one of our schools has a modern feel and design unlike any other. Features such as wood floors and furniture, large picture windows for all classrooms and offices, large corridors and classroom sizes, soft tone colors, and play soft furniture brought in from Italy are some of the visual components that makes KLA stand out from all the rest.

Click the photo to launch the tour.

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 insure 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 that we embrace. In fulfilling this vision, KLA Schools has formed relationships with charitable organizations within each of the communities it exists. Stay tuned to learn more about our involvement with local charities.

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