Who We Are
KLA (Kids Learning Adventure) Schools in Palmetto Bay, Florida, is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. We provide a quality, dynamic and creative learning environment for our children, parents and educators. We are located in South Miami, very close to “The Falls Mall”. We are a full day preschool program that serves children between the ages of 12 months to 5 years of age and their families.
We believe that with the right stimulus, children’s curiosity, creativity and individuality can foster a lifetime love for learning, an appreciation for their community and all life on our planet. Our goal is to sustain and strengthen their innate abilities and potential.
Our educational setting is inspired by a child’s marvel at the gifts of life and their multiple facets of creative expressions. Our educators observe, document and interpret children’s thinking and learning in order to expand their curiosity. We support children to become respectful, confident, individual thinkers and thoughtful citizens of the world.
As a school we nourish quality communication and relationships. We welcome ideas for learning and share best practices so that we can provide a higher quality experience for our children. When parents, teachers and the community are involved, children thrive.
“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences. We must widen the range of topics and goals, the types of situations we offer and their degree of structure, the kinds and combinations of resources and materials, and the possible interactions with things, peers and adults.”
What Makes Us Unique
Immersed in the Community
Within our residential neighborhood, our school finds itself in the middle of a growing environment. With frequent field trips and welcoming members of our community into our school, we are constantly creating relationships and finding our place within our context.
Parents Viewed as Partners in Educating their Children
Dedicated to the familial relationships, care and consideration are given to all families in our tight-knit and heavily- involved parent community.
Spacious, Bright and Clean Spaces
Invigorating furnishings, stimulating materials, proper lighting, visible and inviting space and colors create a space conducive to your child’s learning needs.
With closed circuit cameras and electronically locked doors, we offer peace of mind to families.
Large Open Outdoor Areas
A spacious outdoor playground provides children with the opportunity to run around, ride tricycles, climb, slide and jump as well as explore. A separate playground is also available for the younger children in a shaded, intimate area appropriate for their development.
Separate light, shadow and music spaces are located within the school to create the most inspiring spaces for your child’s experiences.
Atelier (Art Studio) Utilizes a Variety of Art Mediums and Styles
An Atelier connotes an artist’s workroom and at KLA Schools of Palmetto Bay, it is also a common space that children share. It supports the use of different media while encouraging exchanges between the different materials, people and ideas.
Highly Educated and Caring Teachers
With professional backgrounds in a variety of fields and years of experience with the Reggio Emilia approach to education, our staff watches your children with careful eyes and nurturing hands.
Art and Music are weekly courses included in the tuition to offer children opportunities to expand upon their interests during their daily experiences.
Celebration of Cultural Diversity
Our student population represents 30 different countries from around the world.
After touring nearly every preschool in the South Miami area, a colleague suggested KLA. What a blessing! The school is wonderful in so many ways. Very safe and secure, clean and bright with beautiful décor: it feels so bright, happy, sunny and welcoming even on a gray rainy day. It is full of smiles, cheerfulness, and calm. What really make it special are the people; so helpful, friendly, kind, happy and positive. My son loves it here and I am very grateful I found you!
– Lisa Verna and family
We couldn’t be happier with the people who make this school a second family for Dillon. We truly appreciate everything you do for our son. It means the world to us.
– Dustin & Marcela
Thank you so very much for creating such a beautiful environment for Connor to enjoy everyday!
– The McCarty Family
Thank you so much for treating us like family. Antonio, Stella and Gabriela have developed amazingly since they started here. They like it so much that sometimes they do not want to go home. Thank you to all of their teachers. The triplets love you all.
–The Betancourt Family
The teachers are fantastic at KLA and really foster student development. I feel that Kaysan has progressed far beyond his 2.5 years and that is mainly due to the nurturing environment provided at KLA. You emphasize the individual and provide opportunities for exploration that are invaluable to his development.