The Born Learning Academy in Clinton County was hosted by the Albany Elementary School Family Resource Center, Clinton County Early Childhood Center, and members of the Early Childhood Council. Monthly meetings were held, starting in September and ending in February. A new Academy will begin in September. Clinton County parents of children prenatal to five years old may attend.
The United Way Born Learning Academy is an innovative approach that meets a critical need in Kentucky communities - early childhood parental education. A school-based Academy consists of six session workshops which provide parents with tools to help their child succeed in kindergarten and beyond. The goal of the Academy is to help prepare children for kindergarten by turning everyday moments into learning opportunities. Parents of young children prenatal to five are engaged in hands-on activities and discussion about what it means to be ready for kindergarten and by offering them strategies they can use at home to maximize their child’s early learning and development. The intentional placement of a school setting allows for parents and children to gain insight and a level of comfort needed to help transition into school later. This is also an opportunity for school leaders to get to know the family and their needs - all leading to long-standing and positive parent-teacher relationships.