Inside Our School
Health, Safety and Security
KLA Schools of Prospect prides itself on providing a safe and nurturing environment for children’s enjoyment and parent peace of mind. All doors entering and exiting the building are controlled by electronic locks. Each parent is issued a unique PIN used to enter the building. Parents are also required to electronically sign in their child upon arrival and departure of school.
KLA Schools of Prospect is committed to providing the highest level of safety for your child. Teachers are assigned a FOB to be carried at all times. This allows access to the building from the playground providing security by ensuring no child will pass through a door without being accompanied by a teacher. In addition to the safety features of our facility, we are proud to share that all of KLA Schools of Prospect employees are trained in AED, First Aid, and Infant and Child CPR.
The early childhood educators at KLA Schools of Prospect are observers, challengers, and provokers of ideas. They are partners in learning, researchers, and co-investigators. They are masters in early childhood education and dedicate great energy to listening to the child and documenting the child’s experiences. Aided by low student-to-teacher ratios, the interaction between teachers and children is an endless spiral of ideas, observations, and provocations. All teachers at KLA Schools of Prospect hold either a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
Vision & Values
All children are honored as individuals who are intrinsically motivated and are active participants in their learning.
Families, educators and children are partners in learning and research.
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 are at the core of our educational approach and are built with our surroundings: people, materials, and environments.
Through documentation, the learning process of teachers and children is made visible for furthering understanding, expanding on concepts, and celebrating ideas.
The early childhood educators at KLA School of Prospect are observers, challengers, and provokers of ideas. They are partners in learning, researchers, and co-investigators. They are masters in early childhood education and dedicate great energy to listening to the child and documenting the child’s experiences. Aided by low student-to-teacher ratios, the interaction between teachers and children is an endless spiral of ideas, observations, and provocations. All teachers at KLA School of Prospect hold either a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education.
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 of Prospect. 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 to 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.
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As part of our philosophy and educational approach, we believe it is essential to make visible the 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 can embrace. Within our community there are those in need. Our children are our future and the seeds of philanthropy are sown at the family level. In fulfilling this vision, KLA Schools of Prospect has formed relationships with charitable organizations within each of the communities it exists. Below you can read a bit more about our involvement in the following foundations.
Salvation Army Angel Tree
KLA Schools of Prospect participates in the Salvation Army Angel Tree during the Christmas season. Our generous families adopt 50 Angels each year and provide clothes and gifts for needy children in our community. As part of this project the families include their KLA child in choosing the Angel Tree child as well as picking out their gifts. Our older children are very familiar with this project and eagerly anticipate the joy of helping others as the Christmas season approaches. We know this project helps create lifelong philanthropists as former students carry on this community service project after they leave us by continuing to choose to participate in Angel Tree adoptions in the community as well as collecting items for charities for their own birthdays.
Dare to Care Food Bank
Families of our school passionately participate in providing for their community as they donate food to this foundation. Supporting local social service agencies to distribute over 16 million meals in Louisville and around Kentucky, KLA Schools of Prospect is proud to host food drives to benefit the Dare to Care Food Bank.
We are so thankful for finding KLA. We continue to be affirmed in our decision to send our daughter here. The teachers are caring and responsive and even with COVID precautions we find it easy to stay in touch. We can see the difference in our daughter as well. She thoughtfully explores new objects she encounters and also will play independently and creatively. We really appreciate the Reggio Emilia approach and love that our daughter does art, plays outside, and gets messy at school. The thoughtfulness and intention to detail in which the school has handled the pandemic has confirmed our choice many times over.
– Katie Lloyd
Our 5-month-old just recently started with KLA and it was the best decision we could have made. We have already noticed such a difference in how alert and curious she is to everything that is going on around her. The teachers are very welcoming and keep great communication between us parents. I know that I can reach them via telephone or email with any and all questions. Our daughter was born with an Omphalocele and most daycares either turned us away or said that they didn’t have the ability to provide the care that she needed. KLA did the complete opposite of that; they welcomed us in with open arms! We are so happy to be a part of the KLA family and can’t wait to watch our daughter grow with them.
– Kristina Wenninger
Our 14-month-old son, Wells, just started at KLA a couple months ago. We moved from a different state so we were really sad to leave our previous facility and we were a bit nervous about putting him in a new place. That being said, we have been beyond impressed with KLA. I would never just call them just a “daycare” because they really work on development with the little ones no matter how old they are. Every week we see some new things our son is doing and we know it is directly contributed to his time at KLA. We love all of the communication we receive from his teachers and are excited to see how he continues to grow here.
– Michelle Diener
My husband and I are very pleased with the education our daughter receives at Prospect. There is no doubt she is a step ahead in her knowledge and social development. We especially take note of the difference when we see her interacting with her peers that attend “daycare”. The school setting provided by Prospect and use of Reggio Emilia techniques truly allows the children to explore their natural curiosity. This ignites a passion for learning!! The teachers are exceptional with a genuine interest in seeing their students succeed. We believe Prospect is an extension of our family. We have no concerns about our daughter’s safety or wellbeing during the day. We appreciate and honor the Christian values of Prospect. Our investment in education has and will continue to payoff for years to come as our daughter’s core foundation has been built upon helpful tools taught and nurtured through the program.
– Katelyn Bloyd
Our daughter is in the Baby Nido classroom, I am always so excited to open our weekly journal e-mail. Getting to have a glimpse into what she is doing and learning during the day always brightens my work day. We are so happy to be parents in the KLA community and are so thankful for the hard work of the teachers and administration. I cannot wait to continue to watch Charlotte grow in the wonderful KLA environment.
– Nick Murphy