Statements of Support

Statement of Support from Governor Beshear:
My administration has made a strong commitment to helping every Kentucky child reach kindergarten ready to succeed in school and in life. Children who enter school prepared are more likely to read at grade level, graduate from high school, and to be college and career ready. Parents, as the child’s first and best teachers, often need support to know how to best teach their child. Born Learning Academies are an innovative way to help parents prepare their child to enter school with the skills and behaviors they need to be successful in school and beyond. I commend the public-private partners for working to expand this initiative.


Statement from Kentucky Department of Education Commissioner Terry Holliday:

Since learning starts long before school does, achievement gaps can develop before children begin kindergarten. The Born Learning Academy allows a meaningful conversation about essential building blocks of education to start early with parents and they can support their children's future academic success.


Statement from Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Cabinet Secretary Audrey Haynes:

The Born Learning Academy is an excellent strategy to engage entire communities in the importance of education at every stage of a child’s life. Families with young children need support to help set children on the right track for learning. The Born Learning Academy teaches busy parents how to turn everyday moments into learning opportunities to support school readiness.


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