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.

Our Leadership Team

COMING SOON

Director

COMING SOON

Co-Director

A Letter from the Director

Dear Families,

Welcome to our KLA Boynton Beach Website. We know that choosing a childcare is one of the most importance decisions you will make. We are happy to welcome you to the KLA family and look forward to partnering with you and helping with your child’s transition from the world of home to the world of school.

Our mission is to provide a warm, nurturing, safe environment that welcomes children and families of diverse backgrounds. Preschool is an exciting time filled with wonder, exploration, self-confidence, self-expression, independence, and the love of learning. We guide children as they learn to work together and negotiate new relationships, which foster an appreciation of differences in personalities and cultures.

At KLA we offer a stimulating and hands on environment for your child to learn through investigation and discovery. Our Program is based on the Reggio Emilia Approach. Our school promotes children to learn by process, experimenting and thinking outside of the box. We encourage them to be independent, which will embody confidence that will form wonder, curiosity through our play-based rich curriculum. We believe that children are builders of their own learning experience. The teacher’s role is to guide, observe, facilitate, support, and inspire the children.

Our center has designed spacious classrooms that allow the flow of each child to work individually or in small groups. We have cozy corners, engaging play structures of various heights and angles for gross motor challenges to increase balance.

At KLA Boynton Beach we have an Art- Studio called the “Atelier”. This is an art space that reflects and inspires children’s imaginations. It is staffed with an art teacher called “Atelierista” who works with the children in small groups supporting their self expression. Our art room is more than just art, it’s a STEM- Laboratory filled with materials to widen curiosity and learning. We focus on the process of the art and not the product. Exploration in the Atelier becomes the core of the child’s learning experience. As children build a connection with this space, they see the atelier as a resource; to launch their ideas through connections in smaller groups, and as a place to further deepen their curiosity and investigations about the world around them.

As you become part of our family, please feel free to share new suggestions or ideas with us, because we value our close communication and look forward to your child’s journey with KLA.

I invite you and your family to schedule a visit with us to see our state of the art and unique learning environment at KLA Boynton Beach. I look forward to meeting with you.

With Warm Best Regards,
Terrie Mazzarella
KLA 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 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 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 local charities.

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