Cumberland County Bornlearning Academy Graduates Sara Huckleby, James & Rebecca Overshiner, Sabrina Heaton and Trisha Reed. A special thank you to all the participating families not pictured: Barry & Jennifer McCoy, Reshea Fillingham, Danielle Wright, Julie Spears, Nikki & Anthony Wilson, Kayla & Cody Walker, Kaleigh Burbridge and Letha Gibson. The Born Learning Academy is an innovative program that meets a critical need in Kentucky communities - early childhood parental education. This school-based Academy consists of six workshop sessions that provide parents with the tools to help their children succeed in kindergarten and beyond. The series teaches busy, overwhelmed parents and caregivers how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities. The tools are easy, sometimes as simple as talking about the colors of the trucks that pass by while mom and baby head to the grocery store. The school-based workshops allow a meaningful conversation to start with parents early, offering them the essential building blocks of education to support their child's future academic successes and to create a strong connection between home and school. Cumberland County 2016-17 SY Kindergarten Class only had 39% of their students ready for kindergarten. Bornlearning helps parents to know what their student needs to be ready to learn. For more information about how to make sure your child is Kindergarten Ready contact the Extension Office at 270-433-7700 or FRYSC at 270-864-1262.