WHY FRANCHISE WITH US?
From the moment you walk into any of our locations, you will know that you are in a KLA Schools environment. Each one of our schools has a modern feel and design unlike any other. In fact, our school design was developed by world renowned architects and experts in the field of Early Childhood Education. Features such as a Piazza, an Atelier, large corridors, soft tone pastel colors, large picture windows for all classrooms and offices, light wooden flooring and furniture are some of the visual components that make KLA Schools stand out from all the rest! We even have unique furniture called Play Soft and Play Solid that is specially imported from Italy for KLA Schools.
WHAT MAKES KLA SCHOOLS FRANCHISE DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE REST?
Our schools offer large classroom sizes filled with an abundance of natural, recycled and man-made materials ready for the students to explore and experience. Each KLA Schools location also offers an Atelier (art studio). The Atelier is an artistic space (in addition to the mini atelier found in every classroom) that offers children a place to come in small groups to explore various creative and open-ended materials. The Atelier provides an artistic extension of the learning experiences that are going on in the classroom. Our nature-based playgrounds provide an additional environment for exploration. Our outdoor environment allows students to develop their gross motor skills, socialize and play creatively with their classmates. Many of our outdoor playgrounds also have a gardening space for children to learn and interact with nature. Some of our locations offer indoor playgrounds which gives children the space for artistic exploration with music, lights and shadows. Each of our schools has a Professional Development room which provides the teachers with an area to work on items associated with the school's educational approach and the learning of the children in each of the classrooms (Daily Journals, Weekly Projections, Documentation, Assessments, etc.). This space also allows teachers to collaborate and learn from one another.
EDUCATIONAL APPROACH AND PHILOSOPHY
KLA Schools is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education which emphasizes hands on discovery learning. Our schools set the stage for children to use their senses as developmental domains to learn, while also valuing the child as a self-initiated, independent and capable individual learner. Unlike traditional educational approaches, our teachers are able to reach every learner in their class by respecting their individual learning process. Our classroom teachers are trained to learn alongside their students. Children at KLA Schools grow and learn with educators as their partners in the exploratory process. Statistics show that “Children whose preschool experience was child-initiated fared better than peers in the transition from primary to the later elementary school grades.” – Rebecca A. Marcon.
Children who attend Reggio Emilia inspired schools are also known to become independent lifelong learners. Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, we teach children to learn not just for school, but for life!
Inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early childhood education, we place great importance in the growth of our professionals. From franchise support staff to classroom teachers, we invest in the professional development of all of our team members.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INVESTMENT
KLA Schools is a member of NAREA (North American Reggio Emilia Alliance), collaborating and participating in yearly conferences
We host guest speakers from related professional fields as well as professionals from Reggio Emilia, Italy to train our staff
Each school maintains professional development schedules supported by our pedagogical coordinators through the year
Staff members are sent to a variety of conferences across America as well as to Reggio Emilia, Italy for hands on training
We are pursuing AdvancED Accreditation for our corporation and schools
KLA Schools Pedagogical Team has more than 70 years of combined experience
Are you the perfect candidate? KLA Schools Franchise is looking for franchisees who are passionate about the education of young children. At the end of the day, this business involves a parent’s greatest treasure: their children. A KLA Schools Franchisee must be someone who is willing to make the care, safety and well-being of the child their number one priority.
KLA Schools Franchise is continuing to expand nationwide! With over ten schools operating, we are looking for qualified franchisees who are passionate about the education of young children to join the growing KLA family! There are several territories that are available throughout the nation, so contact us today to learn more information about our franchising opportunities.
As a potential member of the KLA Schools team, it is very important to us that we find franchisees that have a strong passion for the field of early childhood education while also meeting our franchise qualifications.
KLA originated back in 2008 when its first location was opened in Brickell, near Downtown Miami by Candy Arocena and her husband Roberto, along with a group of investors and educators. In the years to follow, they proceeded to open a total of four corporate owned schools all located in the South Florida area. With both the vision and the resources to generate a national, Reggio Emilia inspired childcare franchise, the founders created the KLA Schools Franchise Program in 2010. Since 2010, KLA and its founders have awarded more than 15 franchises nationwide.