Who We Are

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About KLA Schools

We are a close family of loving, attentive, careful, informed, and highly trained educators who are intrinsically motivated to positively impact the lives of children and our communities at large through our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to education.

Our years of research and industry experience have taught us that providing an educational experience tailored to the learning process of each child leads to better outcomes for children. Join us, and experience the KLA Schools difference!

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Our People. Our Philosophy.

Mission & Vision

Our mission and vision are integral to the experience we provide to the children and staff members in our preschools each day.


We are guided by an experienced and passionate group of leaders and educators, who put the needs of children and their families first.


Making an impact in the world of education and for the families we serve is something we strive to do each and every day.

Candy and Roberto

The KLA Schools Story

KLA Schools founders Roberto and Candy Ortega bring a lifelong love of early childhood education to KLA Schools. Roberto inherited his passion for education from his grandfather, who founded two schools of his own. Candy is a degreed educator and fell in love with the Reggio Emilia Approach to education while working in the classroom.

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