United Way 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. United Way Born Learning Academies are available throughout our region to provide caregivers with free opportunities to help prepare their children for success in school.
United Way Born Learning Academies use proven tips, tools and resources to help families take a more active role in preparing their children ages 0-5 for kindergarten. Through a series of six free 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.
 Programs include a family-friendly meal, prizes, and fun hands-on activities.  Founded on an evidence-based curriculum established by early childhood faculty at Northern Kentucky University, the workshops are led by trained professionals—usually teachers, principals or other education staff—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 to get started on the path to kindergarten readiness. Don’t see a location close to you? Contact UWCK at mstith@unitedwayck.org to learn about bringing a Born Learning Academy to your area.

2016-2017 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: Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Dec. 15, Jan.19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16.  All from 5:30-7:00PM EST.

Flaherty Primary School
District/Location: Meade County Schools/Flaherty
Point of Contact: Whitney Thomas
Email: Whitney.thomas@meade.kyschools.us
Program Dates/Times: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9. All from 5:30-7:00PM EST.

H.W. Wilkey Elementary School
District/Location: Grayson County Schools/Leitchfield
Point of Contact: Faye Critchelow
Email: Faye.critchelow@grayson.kyschools.us

Clarkson Elementary
District/Location: Grayson County Schools/Clarkson
Point of Contact: Ann Brooks
Email: Ann.brooks@grayson.kyschools.us
Program Dates/Times: Sept. 22, Oct. 20, Nov. 17, Jan. 19, Feb. 16, Mar. 16, Apr. 20. All from 5:30-7:00PM 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: Sep. 6, Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Dec. 6, Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 7, Apr. 11. All from 5:30-7:00PM 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: Aug. 15, Sep. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27, Apr. 17 (make up day).  All from 5:30-7:00PM EST.

Panther Academy
District/Location: Elizabethtown Independent Schools/Elizabethtown
Point of Contact: Pam Haire
Email: Pam.haire@etown.kyschools.us
Program Dates/Times: Oct. 11, Nov. 8, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Feb. 7, Mar. 14, Apr. 11. All from 5:00-6:30PM 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: Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, Mar. 23. All begin at 5:00PM CST.

To learn more about Born Learning Academies watch this video or visit http://bornlearning.org.