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Born Learning Academy honors graduates

Local parents receive recognition for completing educational workshops
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By Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools

More than a dozen local families were recognized at Adair County Primary Center Thursday night, Feb. 23, 2017 for their completion of the Born Learning Academy, a series of six workshops for parents of children not yet enrolled in school. The goal of the academy is to show parents how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.


"Children do not come with instructions," explains Dr. Pamela Stephens, Adair County's interim superintendent, who handed out diplomas at the program. "New parents can learn these parenting skills that are easy and accessible but also very effective."

Thursday's program was the sixth and final installment of the 2016-2017 school year, and featured a meal, workshop, short lecture, activities for children, and the presentation of diplomas. Parents who attended said they learned valuable information to help prepare their children for future school success.

"The parents have shown a genuine interest in getting their child ready for school," says ACPC Family Resource Center coordinator Paula Garrison. "They are to be commended for their dedication to attending these sessions."

The program was brought to Adair County through funding from the United Way Born Learning Academy driven by Toyota, and is supported by the Adair County School District, Adair Family Resource Centers, and the Adair County Early Childhood Council.

Garrison wishes to thank the many community supporters who helped make the very first Born Learning Academy at ACPC a success. Contributing organizations included Columbia United Methodist Church, Central Church of Christ, Trinity United Methodist Church, Columbia Church of Christ, Old Concord United Methodist Church, and Columbia Baptist Church, Little Lambs, volunteers from Lindsey Wilson College, the Adair County Public Library, the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office, the Health Dept. H.A.N.D.S. program, and ACPC staff.


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Diana Hernandez honored at Born Learning Academy



2017-02-25 - ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
Diana Hernandez, right, was one of more than a dozen participating parents who was honored Thursday night for her completion of the Born Learning Academy at Adair County Primary Center. She is pictured with interim Supt. Dr. Pam Stephens. - Wes Feese

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Group photo: All smiles families at 2017 Born Learning Academy



2017-02-25 - ACPC, 158 Col. Casey Drive, Columbia, KY - Photo by Wes Feese, Media Relations, Adair County Schools.
The participating families in the 2017 Born Learning Academy were all smiles Thursday night following the completion of the sixth and final installment of the program this school year. - Wes Feese

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