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 United Way of Central Kentucky at mstith@unitedwayck.org to learn about bringing a Born Learning Academy to your area.

2017-2018 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

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

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


Thank you to our 2017 Born Learning Academy Sponsors