“We’re Open!” KLA Schools are open in Plainfield and Naperville, and the educators, students, and their families are beyond grateful to be back together!
Naperville, IL – July 15, 2020 – KLA Schools of Naperville and Plainfield have smoothly transitioned back to school on June 3 after being closed for some time due to the Pandemic. Morgan Sartain, Pedagogical Director for both schools, expressed how proud she was of their team, “Our leadership and staff have shown how much they deeply care for the children, our program, and the well-being of each other and our community. Although safety policies are different now at our schools, our drive to provide quality experiences and education for all our students remains the same! Our teachers have gone above and beyond by hosting Virtual graduation, planning for Summer Camp, spending a lot of time outside, and finding unique ways to stay connected during virtual family events and with the community.”
The KLA Schools closed during the Pandemic before the 2019-20 school year ended, but that did not stop them from honoring all the hard work of the Preschoolers and Kindergarteners. Heather Kostov, the Kindergarten teacher, said, “We took the School Buses and traveled around town dropping off caps, gowns, and diplomas on the doorstep of each of the student’s homes, it was so touching seeing how excited the students were as they waved to us from their stoops. Then that following Saturday, the school’s gathered virtually to watch a beautiful slide show that highlighted each young graduate’s milestones and academic achievements. All of the students were so happy to get to see their classmates, especially those going to new schools next year.”
After returning to school, Summer Camp went into full effect under the new safety policies. She had been engaging the students in many unique experiences to ensure that they had fun and learning. “Everything that we plan to align with our Summer Camp concept of the Wonder’s We Create. So far, the children’s favorite session has been Light and Shadow. They love using flashlights, the projector, and other forms of light to create animals, figures, shapes, and more out of shadows,” said Ms. Ronda, School Age Teacher at Plainfield. Ms. Ronda also explained that the students have been taking virtual field trips, hearing from virtual guest speakers, and engaging in virtual enrichment classes like Art and Music and Movement. The children have also been spending a lot of time in the Nature Explorer Outdoor Classroom and in the garden. Each week the students tend to and examine the life cycle of plants including their blueberry plants, tomato plants, squash, peppers, and more!
The virtual excitement does not stop there for KLA! The school has also been hosting virtual family events like their upcoming Fine Arts Festival. Throughout the school year, the students have been using a variety of materials to create artwork. Ms. Melissa, Naperville Atelierista, described how “art supports and inspires new complex ideas, rich thought combinations, and endless creative possibilities for short- and long-term projects. Each child at our school will have pieces displayed digitally during the event,
including clay pieces shaped into various structures. It will be different than what we have done in the past too, but we are all still excited!”
KLA is taking their responsibilities as leaders in the community very seriously, as usual. Their new way of doing things is innovative and unique while doing their best to keep everyone healthy and safe as they stay one step ahead in the battle against the virus!
About KLA Schools of Naperville
At KLA Schools, everyone believes that all children have the right to high-quality education. Early childhood education is crucial to lifelong success for children in whatever dreams they wish to pursue.
KLA Schools utilizes the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education and development, which has been heralded as one of the world’s best programs and was featured by CNN and Newsweek magazine. KLA is one of the most respected early childhood educational establishments, and when enrolled, your child will be launching into life with enthusiasm and excitement.
If you would like more information about KLA Schools, please contact Carrie Hemmer at 630-448-2552 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.