Early Learning Coalition Program



School Readiness Program:


School Readiness programs have been designed to prepare children for school, particularly those from income- eligible families.

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. In cooperation with the Early Learning Coalition, KLA Schools of West Kendall is now accepting school readiness vouchers. We are honored to provide access to our programs to ALL children.

  • How to apply?

To learn more about how to apply visit https://familyservices.floridaearlylearning.com/ or call us at 305-387-2480.

  • How does the program work at our school?

We operate under a voucher program. Based on the approved daily rate by the ELC, the parent will be responsible for the difference between the ELC payment and the school rate.

Children begin to point, raise hands, and make different movements and sounds to communicate as the educator asks questions connecting to the movement or to the sound. Babies love to be spoken to. Your child will begin to imitate sounds they hear and experiment with different facial expressions like smiling and frowning. Our educators prepare various large motor experiences inside the classroom, around the common areas of the school, and outside in the playgrounds and garden for your child to challenge themself physically and develop gross motor skills. It is a time when children reach many milestones such as, turning over, sitting, crawling, standing, and maybe even take their first steps.

VPK – Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten


If you live in Florida and have a child who turns 4 years of age by September 1st, your child is eligible for our VPK program.

Our VPK program is like no other in the area. With individualize curriculum, highly qualified teachers and our Reggio Emilia approach, we are able to provide the tools necessary for our students to succeed in Kindergarten. Limited spaces available.

To learn more about this program please visit http://www.vpkhelp.org or call us at (305) 387-2480.

While their fine motor skills evolve the children dig and pour in the sensory table, paint, scribble, and express graphically on an easel, paper, or other materials. The world is full of things to discover for the Nidos as they move and dance to music, discover insects, leaves and flowers, and begin sorting and collecting things they find in the playground.


While their fine motor skills evolve the children dig and pour in the sensory table, paint, scribble, and express graphically on an easel, paper, or other materials. The world is full of things to discover for the Nidos as they move and dance to music, discover insects, leaves and flowers, and begin sorting and collecting things they find in the playground.


Nido (12-24 months)


As your child begins to walk, run, and jump, our educators observe and analyze their interactions with the environment, materials, and each other. Our teachers use these observations to recognize your child’s interests and create projections based on your child’s curiosity and their teachers’ intentions. With many toddlers possessing at least 50 words by this age, educators observe your child develop their expressive language skills and witness an increase in their ability to remember events. Empathy, pretend play, and social roles are explored as teachers support your children as they navigate their first relationships and begin to create their own identity.

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Teachers prepare environments that encourage interactions between the children. The children exchange knowledge as they engage in conversations. The teachers ask open-ended questions to deepen children’s discussions of topics and to support the evolution of children’s theories. Teachers’ and children’s intentionalities are shared with one another as a network of ideas is developed enabling both to be active participants of the learning process. While your child learns new words and fine-tunes their articulation they communicate in simple sentences, begin initiating conversations, display a desire to talk about their interests, and can relate personal experiences with others with the support of their teacher. Most children at this age express themselves in sentences and are able to recite simple rhymes and ask questions.

Considering that children of the three’s are still making sense of the world around them using all of their senses our educators continue to expose them to many sensorial materials such as paint and clay. These open-ended materials support the children in developing divergent thinking, problem solving skills, and creativity.

As children’s drawings become more detailed and representational children begin to tell stories through them. This, in turn, helps them to understand that print carries a message and the words we speak can be written and read; that stories have a beginning, middle, and an end. During the year scribbles begin to appear more like symbols and letters, and children may string several of these “letters” together to form words. They become aware of the uses for writing and may dictate words for the teachers to write down.

Teachers are able to support this process by setting up provocations around the spaces of the classroom that invite children to explore the world of the written code: books, notepads and writing tools, labels, maps, and more. Tracing names and numbers, categorizing shapes and the recognition of patterns are also introduced to support the development of emergent literacy skills.

We support children in the discovery of the meaning print holds by creating provocations and situations that awaken their affinity for and interest toward written communication. To strengthen their growing understanding of language, children are encouraged to recognize key ideas and details of stories, understand positional relations and vocabulary terms as well as learn to develop hypotheses based on observations, questions, and investigations.

While their gross motor skills become stronger, activities such as running, throwing and catching a ball, and dancing are a source of great joy. They begin to challenge themselves further and it is common to see them outside in the playground climbing up and jumping down. Children love to feel a sense of accomplishment and putting a puzzle together, painting, and drawing are all ways they demonstrate their growing abilities.


Three’s


As your child turns three their verbal language becomes a powerful tool they use to express themselves. As their identity and independence develops they begin to question everything around them and are constantly asking, “why?”. As they develop a better sense of time, children of the two’s separate from parents with greater ease. Since they begin to better understand a daily flow and others’ routines, they are more comfortable accepting transitions and soothe themselves with their ability to make predictions about what is coming next.

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Enrichment Programs


Physical Education

Sport specialist teaches students important concepts of body awareness, self-confidence, language and gross motor skills in our plaza or in our playground.

Atelier

The word Atelier means art studio or workshop in French. It is a welcoming and inspiring place where a wide variety of natural and man made materials are visually available to explore. Here, children of all ages come individually or in small groups to encounter experiences with different media that will progressively support all their languages of expression. The early exploration of the visual arts through materials such as clay, paper, fabric, wire, light, beads, shells, leaves and wood, among others, offer children endless possibilities.

Music

Our weekly music sessions, included in our tuition, expose children to fundamentals of rhythm, musicality, and self-expression.


Summer Camp


While summer time is a chance for children to relax, KLA Schools strives to maintain our standard of excellence through meaningful adventures and inspiring surroundings. Each year our programs change to represent the interests of our children. Experiences include weekly Splash Days, cooking classes, continued use of the Atelier as well as a variety of field trips within our communities.

Learn more at www.klaschoolssummercamp.com

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