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KLA Schools of Horizon West

8185 Summerlake Groves St
Winter Garden, FL 34787
407-917-4343


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Mission Statement



The mission of KLA Schools of Horizon West is to provide an innovative, progressive preschool curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education through which students are encouraged to think critically, creatively and independently in a safe and nurturing environment.

By valuing each child’s individuality and natural curiosity, we strive to develop in students a lifelong love of learning where each child’s unique abilities and natural aptitudes are nurtured in ways that develop new and inherent talents.

Mission Statement


The mission of KLA Schools of Horizon West is to provide an innovative, progressive preschool curriculum inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education through which students are encouraged to think critically, creatively and independently in a safe and nurturing environment.

By valuing each child’s individuality and natural curiosity, we strive to develop in students a lifelong love of learning where each child’s unique abilities and natural aptitudes are nurtured in ways that develop new and inherent talents.


Who We Are

KLA Schools of Horizon West will provide an exceptional private preschool experience in a brand new, state-of-the-art campus with innovative features such as an art studio (Atelier), a water exploration laboratory (Water Atelier), and a children’s arboretum. Our unique, spacious and inviting learning environments are a source of inspiration for children to freely express their creativity with both indoor and outdoor classroom experiences.

Our school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education where children encounter numerous avenues for thinking, developing and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Our talented and dedicated teachers are partners in learning with the children as they investigate, problem solve and research together in an environment that encourages collaboration, communication and exploration.

Children have their own strengths and interests, and when given the opportunity to share, they support the expansion of knowledge alongside their peers and teachers. Our school provides children with personalized learning experiences that promote each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and form the academic foundation for greater abstract thinking. Children are honored in our school and acknowledged as the protagonists of their learning experience.

KLA Schools of Horizon West will open in mid-2020 and will serve infants from three months of age through children five years of age. We are conveniently located in the Summerlake residential community of Horizon West near Hamlin Town Center and State Road 429.


Who We Are


KLA Schools of Horizon West will provide an exceptional private preschool experience in a brand new, state-of-the-art campus with innovative features such as an art studio (Atelier), a water exploration laboratory (Water Atelier), and a children’s arboretum. Our unique, spacious and inviting learning environments are a source of inspiration for children to freely express their creativity with both indoor and outdoor classroom experiences.

Our school is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education where children encounter numerous avenues for thinking, developing and expressing their thoughts and feelings. Our talented and dedicated teachers are partners in learning with the children as they investigate, problem solve and research together in an environment that encourages collaboration, communication and exploration.
Children have their own strengths and interests, and when given the opportunity to share, they support the expansion of knowledge alongside their peers and teachers. Our school provides children with personalized learning experiences that promote each child’s social, emotional, physical and cognitive development and form the academic foundation for greater abstract thinking. Children are honored in our school and acknowledged as the protagonists of their learning experience.

KLA Schools of Horizon West will open in mid-2020 and will serve infants from three months of age through children five years of age. We are conveniently located in the Summerlake residential community of Horizon West near Hamlin Town Center and State Road 429.

What Makes Us Unique


Innovative and Progressive Educational Approach
KLA Schools will be the only Reggio Emilia inspired preschool in Horizon West, providing parents with access to one of the best early childhood education programs for young children worldwide with an innovative and collaborative approach to learning that encourages children to think critically, creatively and independently as capable and confident individuals.

Through the Reggio Emilia approach, children are given the tools and support to navigate through their own distinct paths of discovery. In contrast to more passive “pushed-down” curriculums, the Reggio Emilia inspired curriculum encourages children to be active participants in the learning process and to develop the skills needed to explore their ideas, interests, and questions in meaningful ways while inspiring a lifelong love of learning.

 

Dedicated Art Studio (Atelier)
A dedicated art studio (Atelier) and art instructor (Atelierista) offer children endless possibilities for creativity and aesthetic expression. Our Atelier is a welcoming and intimate place where children come in small groups to creatively interpret and express their thoughts and ideas through different media such as clay, paper, fabric, wire, light, beads, shells, leaves and wood, among others. Teachers collaborate with the Atelierista to incorporate current classroom topics and themes to further enhance children’s learning experience through the visual arts.



Water Exploration Laboratory (Water Atelier)
Our Water Exploration Laboratory (Water Atelier) will be an innovative, one-of-a-kind learning environment dedicated to exploring the polar molecule (H2O) that enables life to exist. Children will investigate the movement, sound and feel of water while learning about science, mathematics and the environment by engaging in hands-on experiments that explore various concepts such as transparency, pressure, energy, volume, displacement and buoyancy.



Children’s Arboretum
One of the architectural and educational highlights of our school is our children’s arboretum, an expansive nature sanctuary featuring a variety of native trees and sensory plants for children to explore. Our children’s arboretum serves as a one-of-a-kind outdoor classroom where children engage in hands-on learning activities and experiences that promote their inquisitiveness and sense of wonder of the natural world.

Through the study of science and nature, children will learn concepts related to biology, geology, conservation, sustainability and our connection with our environment. Children of all ages will also learn the importance of teamwork, collaboration and growth (both literally and figuratively) as they learn to plant and garden in the arboretum.



Expansive Indoor and Outdoor Play Spaces with Shaded Playground Structures
KLA Schools of Horizon West will have a modern feel and spacious design unlike any other preschool in the area with unique features such as a large central community social hall (Piazza), an indoor gymnasium for physical education and extracurricular activities, and an acre of combined outdoor playground space including a multi-purpose athletic field.

A separate and dedicated playground for infants and toddlers is completely shaded by a building canopy structure protecting our youngest children from the Florida sun. The main playground structure will also be completely covered by a 40ft x 40ft free-standing canopy to provide additional shade for preschool children as they explore their continually developing gross motor skills.



Safe and Secure Location with State-of-the-Art Cleanliness
With safety and cleanliness being our top priorities, our campus is designed to give families peace of mind. KLA Schools are safe and secure by design with two sets of electronically locked doorways and closed circuit cameras throughout the campus. Only registered parents or guardians are allowed access to the classrooms and are required to go through two sets of passcode protected doorways.

The cleanliness of our classrooms and the overall health of our children and their environment are of vital importance to us. As part of our comprehensive sanitizing program, our school is proud to utilize the ZONO Ozone Sanitizing Cabinet which eliminates 99.9% of bacteria and viruses commonly found on toys, cots, books, and more. The ZONO Cabinet uses no harsh chemicals but rather ozone created from ambient air to sanitize porous, semi-porous, and nonporous surfaces.


 

Talented and Dedicated Faculty with Continued Professional Development
At KLA Schools of Horizon West, our teachers are carefully selected one by one based on character, skill and passion. We seek to build a collaborative team of educators who are supportive, caring and passionate about your child’s learning experience and developmental needs.

As a Reggio Emilia inspired preschool, we appreciate, encourage and invest in our teachers’ continued professional development as a resource in gaining a deeper understanding of each child’s thinking and learning processes. A dedicated professional development room in our school will enable our teachers and staff to regularly meet and collaborate on professional and curriculum development for the benefit of the children’s academic learning.

 

Daily Documentation and Proprietary Parent Portal
Teachers will make learning visible by way of a proprietary online parent portal with daily written and photographic documentation of each child’s experiences and ideas, enabling parents to see first-hand what their children have been thinking, feeling and valuing on a daily basis.


Please visit us to learn more about our school and immerse your family in our vibrant school community and in the Reggio Emilia Philosophy.



“The Reggio Emilia Approach is helping produce a generation of confident children—risk takers and innovators who are able to think for themselves”

–The New York Times



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KLA Schools of Horizon West will open in mid-2020
and is now pre-registering students

Please Contact us today for more information!


Testimonials From Other KLA Schools


  • When we first toured the school we knew KLA was top notch and nicer than any other school hands down that we had visited. The classrooms are large, bright and beautiful which was really important to us. Our daughter has adjusted to attending school better than I ever would have imagined! She basically flew out of my arms in the morning after just two days of starting. Her teachers are wonderful. Everyone is so welcoming and involved with the process and child. We feel thrilled to have our child attending KLA Schools!

    – Mandee B.

  • I love this place! KLA has exceeded my expectations in every way. My son is growing and learning so much, and he is a confident, happy little boy. This is due to the environment at KLA and his teachers and the staff. I appreciate the updates every day and hearing about everything he is doing! KLA has been a wonderful home away from home for my son.

    – Rachel B.

  • KLA is a wonderful preschool. The staff is amazing and you can tell that they are passionate about what they do. The facility is beautiful, clean and very comfortable. They do a great job with their art program and letting the children be creative with numerous art mediums.

    – Jennifer K.

  • I love KLA, my son’s teachers, all the staff and especially the director, an extraordinary caring person! It has been a total blessing for my child and our family to begin his first childcare experience at KLA! Thank you KLA!!!

    – Margie S.

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