Garth Elementary School officially opened as a Born Learning Academy on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 as guests from Toyota and United Way presented Superintendent Patricia Putty with a check to fund the program. Born Learning Academies provide monthly training sessions for families with young children. Family Resource Center Coordinator Dee Dee Fish will recruit families, provide a family meal, and develop lessons designed to prepare children for the start of kindergarten.
Garth Elementary School will be among a distinguished group of educators to offer a proven effective program which supports parents and prepares students for the start of school. This initiative capitalizes on the vast amount of research that supports early learning for children. Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Inc. has developed a specialized training program in partnership with United Way, the Prichard Committee, and the Governor’s Office for Early Childhood Education. Born Learning Academies equip parents with a new set of skills which focus on intentional learning for both parents and children.
“We at Garth are honored to have received this grant. We look forward to working closely with the families in our school and helping to provide parents with appropriate tools to prepare children for school,” stated Stephanie Harmon, Dean of Students at Garth.
To learn more about the Born Learning Academy at Garth Elementary School, contact Dee Dee Fish at 502-867-0738.