KLA Schools believes that parents are a child’s most influential teachers

Rathika Subramanian

KLA Schools of Plainfield parent involvement

KLA Schools of Plainfield’s vision is to leave traces in the community by nurturing young minds to be respectful, caring citizens, and future leaders.

Plainfield, IL – February 11th, 2019 – KLA Schools of Plainfield believes that the parents of their students play important roles in their child’s development including their social-emotional development, physical development, speech and language, and cognitive skills. Everything they do with or for their child teaches them important lessons that will help them grow and learn about the world around them and how to become a respectful, caring citizen and future leader of their community. Together, as partners, parents and educators at KLA Schools work together to ensure that the students have quality life experiences and education. A few ways that KLA Schools strengthen the relationships include hosting parent education nights, organizing parent/teacher conferences, and encourage communication to share information.

After school hours, parents and educators joined a Webinar hosted by MP Foundation to educate themselves on “Raising an Emotionally Healthy Family” presented by Lina Acosta Sandaal, from Miami. Lina has a background in clinical psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, and child development. She has devoted herself and her career to Attachment Theory. Her number one goal is to help parents who have a fear of failing their children. During the webinar, Lina spoke about the process of regulating and tolerating emotions, having self-awareness, and how we can support children to develop life long skills. One of the biggest takeaways is that Ms. Carrie, Assistant Principal and proud parent, shared was, “One thing I learned from Lina is that it is my responsibility that my children are healthy and safe, not that they are happy. It is their responsibility to create happiness. However, every interaction big or small is an act of love, and shows them that I care.”

One way that parents and educators at KLA Schools show that they care is to attending parent-teacher conferences. These conferences happen every six months, or whenever new information needs to be communicated for students six weeks to Kindergarten. During the conferences, teachers share the child’s portfolios on PedagoguePoint which is KLA School’s parent portal. Each child’s portfolio has artwork, photographs, information about developmental milestones, and much more. After the recent conferences in min-January, Ms. Tiffany said, “Not only did I share each child’s strengths, opportunities for growth and my plan for support, I also was thankful for the opportunity to get to know the parents on a deeper level. I now am more familiar with where the child comes from and their previous experiences. These are a few reasons why parent-teacher conferences are so important to me, and from the feedback my parents shared; it is very important to them as well.”

Two big questions during parent-teacher conferences are “Will my child be ready for Kindergarten?” or “Are they on track to succeed?” KLA Schools does a yearly Kindergarten Information night presented by Ms. Heather, KLA’s Kindergarten teacher. Ms. Heather has many years of experience in education and collaborates with other Kindergarten teachers in the area and from the public schools. During Ms. Heather’s presentation, she spoke about expectations and the curriculum based on Illinois Learning Standards. She also talked about the benefits of enrolling in Kindergarten at KLA Schools compared to public schools. A few benefits she mentioned were smaller class size, and exploration of student’s interests through project learning compared to thematic learning in a traditional setting.

Research has revealed that parents and caregivers play an influential role in young children’s learning and development. At KLA Schools of Plainfield, they understand, respect and support the role of parents. They will continue to develop strong partnerships with parents to promote the best long-term outcomes for their children.

About KLA Schools of Plainfield

KLA Schools is the best preschool with extended care environment for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 12 years of age. The school’s founding principle is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, which has been heralded as one of the best programs in the world and was featured by CNN and Newsweek magazine. By incorporating and combining the use of natural environments and a nurturing atmosphere, children have the best opportunities in education for their young minds.
If you would like more information about KLA Schools or programs offered by KLA Schools of Plainfield, please contact the Admissions Department at 815-617-9552 or email at admissions@klaschoolsplainfield.com.