3 New Born Learning Academies Selected for the 2017-18 School Year

The Education Alliance is pleased to announce the selection of three new Born Learning Academy schools for the 2017-18 school year. Clendenin Elementary School in Kanawha County, Mylan Park Elementary School in Monongalia County, and Tuscarora Elementary School in Berkeley County have been selected as recipients of a $12,000 grant to implement the Born Learning Academy program over the next three years. These three schools join twelve other elemetnary schools already implementing the program across the state.  

The United Way Born Learning Academy program, funded by Toyota Motor Manufacturing, WV, Inc. and The Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation, connects schools with families of young children during the critical period of early learning (birth to PreK) prior to school enrollment. Families participate in “academy” trainings where they learn how to create teachable moments for their children. The program will expand to 3-6 more schools in 2018-2019. The application will be released in September. Check back for details. 

For more information contact The Education Alliance at 304-342-7851 (phone) or gretchen@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