7 Elementary Schools Added to Born Learning Academy Program

The United Way Born Learning Academy program, funded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WV, Inc. and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, will include 7 addtional schools in the 2016-17 school year. The Born Learning Academies, which connect schools with families of young children during the critical period of early learning (birth to PreK) prior to school enrollment, will be implemented in Brookview Elementary (Boone), Hamlin PK-8 (Lincoln), Edgewood Elementary (Kanawha), New Manchester Elementary (Hancock), Hometown Elementary (Putnam), Blackshere Elementary (Marion), and Cranberry-Prosperity Elementary (Raleigh).  These seven schools bring the total of participating schools to thirteen. It is anticipated that the program will expand to additional schools in the 2017-18 school year as well. Schools interested in applying for the 2017-18 school year should check back for application details in September 2016.  

For more information contact The Education Alliance at 304-342-7850 (phone), 304-342-0046 (fax), or info@educationalliance.org.

In West Virginia, we believe every child can learn.  Research shows children begin learning at birth and the first and most important educators our children have in their lives are their parents.  The United Way Born Learning Academy encourages parents make the most of that opportunity, and supports a collaborative approach to early childhood development.

– Governor Earl Ray Tomblin