More than a dozen local families were recognized at Adair County Primary Center this month for their completion of the Born Learning Academy, a series of six free workshops for parents of children from birth to age five.
The goal of the academy is to offer parents practical ideas on how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities.
February’s program was the sixth and final installment of the 2017-2018 school year, and featured a free meal, workshop, short lecture, activities for children, and the presentation of diplomas. Parents who attended said they learned how to spark learning opportunities during ordinary routines like bath times and grocery trips.
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.
Paula Garrison wishes to thank the many community supporters who helped to make Born Learning Academy at ACPC a success.
Contributing organizations include: Columbia United Methodist Church, Central Church of Christ, Trinity United Methodist Church, Trinity Youth, Columbia Church of Christ, Columbia Baptist Church, Dollhouse Daycare, Judy Bradshaw and volunteers from Lindsey Wilson College, the Adair County Public Library, the Adair County Cooperative Extension Office, Healthy Kids Clinic, along with Gracie Thies, Angie Smith, Steve Turner, Anita Goode, Patty Smith, Sarah Burton, Jodie Stephens, and Debbie Cowan