United Way Born Learning Academies


                                     

About Born Learning Academies 

United Way strives to meet parents where they are. That’s the philosophy of the United Way Born Learning initiative, which has helped more than 15 million parents understand how to use everyday moments as learning moments. More than 600 United Ways and partner organizations have used Born Learning’s materials to help parents, families and caregivers to promote school readiness and literacy, and to enlist business leaders and decision makers in the cause.

The United Way Born Learning Academy uses the best of those proven tips, tools and resources to help families take a more active role in preparing their children for kindergarten through a series of free workshops for parents and caregivers of children, from birth to age five.

Through a series of six workshops held in local schools, the Born Learning Academy provides families and caregivers with practical, user-friendly ideas to turn everyday activities into learning moments. Founded on an evidence-based curriculum established by early childhood faculty at Northern Kentucky University, the workshops are led by trained professionals and focus on the following topics:

  • Building Relationships
  • Building Your Child’s Language Skills
  • Nutrition and Health
  • How Children Learn
  • Routines and Learning on the Go

Find your local Born Learning Academy below or download the 2017 Born Learning Flyer here to get started on the path to kindergarten readiness. Don’t see a location close to you? Contact United Way of Central Kentucky at 270.737.6608 to learn about bringing a Born Learning Academy to your area.

2017-2018 Born Learning Schedule

Brandenburg Primary School

  • District/Location: Meade County Schools/Brandenburg
  • Point of Contact: Andrea Pike-Goff
  • Email: Andrea.pikegoff@meade.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: September 12th, 19th & 26th, & October 10th, 17th & 24th
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

Ekron Elementary School

  • District/Location: Meade County Schools
  • Point of Contact: Pat Garcia
  • Email: Pat.Garcia@meade.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: February 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, & March 6th, & 13th
  • All sessions are from 5:00pm to 7:00pm EST

Flaherty Primary School

  • District/Location: Meade County Schools/Flaherty
  • Point of Contact: Sidney Durham
  • Email: Sidney.Durham@meade.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: September 12th, October 10th, October 24th, November 14th, November 28th, & December 5th
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

H.W. Wilkey Elementary School

  • District/Location: Grayson County Schools/Leitchfield
  • Point of Contact: Faye Critchelow
  • Email: Faye.critchelow@grayson.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: October 10th, 17th, & 24th & November 1st, 7th, & 14th
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm CST.

Clarkson Elementary

  • District/Location: Grayson County Schools/Clarkson
  • Point of Contact: Ann Brooks
  • Email: Ann.brooks@grayson.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: September 21st, October 19th, November 16th, January 18th, February 15th, March 15th, & April 19th
  • All sessions are from 5:00pm to 6:30pm CST.

Lawler Elementary School

  • District/Location: Grayson County Schools/Leitchfield, 100 Charlie Crain Lane – Leitchfield, KY
  • Point of Contact: Barbara Allen or Teresa Beatty or Lori Oller
  • Email: Barbara.allen@grayson.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: September 5th, October 10th, November 7th, December 5th, January 9th, February 6th, March 6th, & April 10th
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm CST

North Park Elementary School

  • District/Location: Hardin County Schools/Radcliff - Also open to families from Meadowview, Radcliff, Vine Grove, and Woodland Elementary Schools
  • Point of Contact: Beth Brandenburg
  • Email: Beth.brandenburg@hardin.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: August 28th, September 18th, October 16th, November 13th, December 11th, January 22nd, February 26th, & March 26th.
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

New Highland Elementary School

  • District/Location: Hardin County Schools
  • Point of Contact: Teresa Edlin
  • Email: teresa.edlin@hardin.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: October 12th, November 9th, December 14th, January 11th, February 14th, and March 8th.
  • All sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:00pm EST

Panther Academy

  • District/Location: Elizabethtown Independent Schools/Elizabethtown
  • Point of Contact: Pam Haire
  • Email: Pam.haire@etown.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times:  October 10th, November 14th, December 12th, January 9th, February 13th, March 13th, & April 10th
  • All sessions are from 5:00pm to 6:30pm EST

William H. Natcher Elementary School

  • District/Location: Cloverport Independent Schools/Cloverport
  • Point of Contact: Pat Fuqua
  • Email: Pat.fuqua@cloverport.kyschools.us
  • Program Dates/Times: September 14th, October 12th, November 9th, December 14th, January 11th, & February 8th
  • All sessions are from 5:00pm to 6:30pm CST

 

Thank you to our 2017 Born Learning Academy Sponsors