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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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.
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.
Prospect has been so much more than a daycare or preschool for our daughters. For 5 years, the school has been a second home and extension of our family. Our children have developed life long skills that prepare them for elementary school and beyond–problem solving, inquiry, cooperation, and compassion. The teachers and administrators offer a warm and welcoming environment in which young children can thrive. We are so thrilled to have had the opportunity for our children to attend KLA Schools of Prospect.
– Gentry Easley, Director of Development, Kentucky Country Day School
I’ve had the pleasure of sending all three of my children to Prospect. Having my children attend Prospect since 2008 and having one still enrolled, I can tell you that Prospect is a truly special place. You feel the warmth as soon as you enter the front doors. The children are happy and I have seen them grow emotionally, physically and educationally over the years. The staff are very competent and caring professionals who treat each child as if they were their own.
– Bekah A. McDonner, LCR CDVS
Our experience and my son’s educational growth at Prospect is leaps and bounds ahead of any other program in the area! From the front office… The warm greeting we get each morning from Susan and Meredith starts out our day on the right foot. And, our teachers are absolutely amazing! They have the patience, education, organization, and warmth that our child needs and excels from. My son comes home and teaches me! The school is just fabulous. On a scale of 1 to 10, I would rate our experience at the school a 12!
– Tara Berman
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
My husband and I are so happy with KLA Prospect. One of the top things we love is the communication the school provides regarding our child. We know that if we have any questions or concerns, the teachers and staff are available through email, and/or phone and are prompt in their response. We love the weekly newsletters that are filled with information on what our child is learning in school. It is also comforting to know that all teachers have a degree, are CPR certified and make sure that our child’s safety is a high priority. The amount of knowledge our son has learned since attending Prospect is phenomenal. It is amazing to hear him talk about the exciting things he has learned from school and fun to see all the projects he brings home. We personally feel that he will be very well prepared for kindergarten and have KLA Schools of Prospect to thank for that. Our son has adjusted really well and has an amazing time hanging out with his friends at school. We definitely feel we made the right decision in choosing Prospect.
– Tiffany Meeron
Prospect has been a great fit for our two sons who could not be more different. The school was a safe, loving and nurturing environment for our rule follower and our rule breaker. The school prepared our older son well for an elementary school with a rigorous and challenging curriculum. Our youngest son is finishing his last year at Prospect. We have been so fortunate to have spent 6 years as part of the Prospect family.
– The Edwards Family