The United Way Born Learning Academy is an innovative program that meets a critical need in Kentucky communities - early childhood parental education. This school-based Academy consists of six workshop sessions that provide parents with the tools to help their children succeed in kindergarten and beyond.
The series teaches busy, overwhelmed parents and caregivers how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities. The tools are easy, sometimes as simple as talking about the colors of the trucks that pass by while mom and baby head to the grocery store. The school-based workshops allow a meaningful conversation to start with parents early, offering them the essential building blocks of education to support their child's future academic successes and to create a strong connection between home and school.
Parents of young children (prenatal to five years old) are engaged in hands-on activities and discussion about what it means to be ready for kindergarten and offer strategies they can use at home to maximize their child’s early learning and development.
- Berea Elementary in Berea
- Boston Elementary in Boston
- Campbell Elementary in Raceland
- Clark County Preschool in Winchester
- Crabbe Elementary in Ashland
- East Calloway Elementary in Murray
- Farley Elementary in Paducah
- Foust Elementary in Owensboro
- Garth Elementary in Georgetown
- Grandview Elementary in Bellevue
- H.W. Wilkey Elementary in Leitchfield
- Highland Elementary in Waynesburg
- Hiseville Elementary in Glasgow
- J.A. Caywood Elementary in Edgewood
- Lacy Elementary in Hopkinsville
- May Valley Elementary in Prestonsburg
- Murray Elementary in Murray
- Paris Elementary in Paris
- South Heights Elementary in Henderson
- Trigg County Primary in Cadiz
- Wingo Elementary in Wingo