Posted by: fispreschool | November 7, 2015

Parent Enrichment Camps

The Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council is excited to announce our first of three Parent Enrichment Camps for preschool parents and children.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Paul Sawyier Library

5:00-7:00 pm (drop by anytime and stay as long as you like)

The Kentucky Science Center will be conducting an

“Animal Antics Science Festival”

Explore all things animals, from adaptations to food webs and their structural characteristics as you work your way through the many stations.

Bring your preschool aged child and enjoy a fun filled evening.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Questions??? Call Kelley McMichael at 502-227-1511.

Posted by: fispreschool | October 12, 2015

Upcoming events at the Salato Center

October 17 Creepy Crawlers Program

Curious about insects, bugs, and other little critters that might be considered “creepy crawlers?” Then this pro­gram is for you! Join the Salato Center’s resident bug expert John Baggerman at 2pm for your chance to learn about and get an up-close look at some particularly in­teresting specimens. No registration required. Free with general admission.

October 24 Hawktoberfest Part 2

Join us for a pair of raptor enrichments! A bald eagle enrichment take place at the eagle exhibit at 11:30am and an enrichment for our resident red-tailed hawk will take place at the raptor aviary at 2:30pm. No registra­tion required. Free with general admission.

Posted by: fispreschool | October 9, 2015

The Importance of Reading

There is a campaign that I would encourage every family to take part in. It’s called the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign. Here is a recent message from them:

Recent research tells us a readiness gap is already evident in neural activity by age 3 in children who have been read to and those who have not.* Parents often ask me, “when is the best time to begin reading aloud?” The answer, of course, is at birth. But for all those parents who have not yet begun, or who were not aware of the power of reading aloud at birth, the second best time is TODAY!

I think every parent can find 15 minutes in their day to devote to reading to their child. They report in the parent handout below, that if you just set aside 15 minutes a day to read that would add up to more than 450 hours of reading time by Kindergarten! So I challenge our preschool parents to start now if you haven’t already been regularly reading to your child. With you as our partner, we can make sure that your child becomes a life long learner and has a strong foundation for Kindergarten!

See the following handout by clicking on the link below.

Harvest Reading

The Frankfort Early Learning Academy

Posted by: fispreschool | September 28, 2015

Holiday Assistance

The Salvation Army Holiday assistance sign ups will be October 5th-9th from 10am to 4pm (closed 12-1pm for lunch) at 517 Greenup Avenue in Frankfort.

Families will need to bring the following forms with them to sign up:

Picture ID

Proof of Income

All bills you pay

Proof of Franklin County Residence

SS cards for all in the household

Food stamp letter showing the amount you receive

Birth Certificate for proof of age for children 12 & under

Clothes and shoe sizes

Child’s wish list

For any questions, please contact Sunny Hardin at 875-8658

Posted by: fispreschool | July 27, 2015

A New Learning App

I just read a recent article from the Early Years about a new learning app specifically for parents of children from birth to age five. This sounds like exciting information that you may want to use with your preschooler! The best part is that it is free to parents.

A new initiative from the Bezos Family Foundation seeks to make early learning part of everyday life for parents. The main idea behind the initiative, which is called Vroom, is to get information to parents about specific things they can do with their young children to prepare them for school. But this isn’t about drilling math facts or teaching them the ABCs before they start kindergarten. The foundation worked with developmental scientists to develop 750 activities parents can do with their children from infancy to age 5 and loaded them into a smartphone app. When parents download the app, they get access to tips that come with a “brainy background,” which is basically an explanation of how the seemingly silly games will help children develop school skills.

Here is an excerpt from Vroom’s page about brain development:

There is no time in life when the brain develops more rapidly than during the first five years. So by building children’s brains from the earliest ages, you’re actually shaping the foundation for future learning. Here’s a glimpse at all that’s taking place inside your baby’s brain!

A Brand New Brain

Every baby is born with a brain that contains hundreds of billions of neurons.

Ready For Anything

From day one, those neurons connect—and the brain begins to get wired for life.

Learning Like Lightning

The brain is wired to grow – in the first five years, it makes 700 neural connections every single second!

Communication Is Key

Above all, there’s one thing that helps young brains grow strong: adult-child relationships.

Hi, Baby

Even kids that can’t yet talk are looking, listening and relating to you non-stop.

You Are A Brain Builder

Every time you interact with a child you’re doing something major: shaping a growing mind.

Nurture Future Greatness

The first five years are when the brain builds its foundation—so kids can thrive as adults.


We know this for sure: learning doesn’t start at school…it begins at birth.

It Begins with You-Learn how to be a brain-builder. Go to Vroom’s website to find out more:

Posted by: fispreschool | July 24, 2015

Upcoming Events at the Salato Center

Below are some fun upcoming events at the Salato Center for your family to enjoy:

Aug 1 Invasive Species Scavenger Hunt

Do you know what an invasive species is? Do you know which ones are found at Salato, and what our agency is doing to man­age them? This is your chance to find out! Stop by the front desk and pick up your scavenger hunt and search Salato for our “invasive stations” that will provide interesting information – and answers to the questions on your hunt! Be sure to drop back by the front desk to check your answers before leaving. Hunt runs 10am to 4:30pm. No registration required. Free with general admission.

Aug 15 Meet A Critter

The Salato Center is home to more critters than first meet the eye. Join us Saturday at 2pm for your chance to get an up close and personal look at some of the animals that call Salato home! No registration required. Free with general admission

Aug 29 Archery for Beginners

Learning to shoot a bow is fun and easy! Join us between 2pm and 4pm for your chance to receive basic hands-on instruction that will improve your skills and knowledge of archery safety. All bows, arrows, targets, and necessary equipment will be pro­vided. No registration required. Free with general admis­sion.

Posted by: fispreschool | July 22, 2015

Open House Wednesday July 29th from 5:30-6:30pm

The Early Learning Academy will be hosting an open house/registration night on Wednesday July 29th from 5:30-6:30pm. Families are welcome to stop by to meet their child’s teacher and tour the school. We will also be completing registration that night for families that are not yet registered and scheduling preschool screenings. Please join us!

open house

Posted by: fispreschool | May 26, 2015

Preschool Graduation-End of the Year Celebration

I can’t believe it is that time of year! Our last day of preschool will be this Thursday May 28th. We will be hosting a graduation and end of the year celebration on this day at Ewing Street Gym (across from Second Street School). This day will run the regular preschool hours but the students will be at Second Street School (SSS) and Ewing Gym.

Drop off is at 8am and will be at the small playground at Second Street School for the AM class. Buses will run the same but will be taking the students to Second Street School. Students will be served breakfast at Second Street School. The Ceremony will be at 10:15am at Ewing Street Gym. There will be cake provided.

For the PM session, drop off is at 12pm at Ewing Gym. The Ceremony will be from 12:15-12:45pm. Preschoolers will have lunch and cake. They will end the day at Second Street School at 3pm on the small playground. Bus and parents will pick up students at 3pm at the SSS playground.

Please have your child wear their classroom t-shirts to school this day. They will be wearing a blue cap and gown during the ceremony. Ones going on to Kindergarten will wear an orange stole.

We have enjoyed having your child this year!

Preschool Team


Just a few field trip reminders:

There will be NO bus transportation for pick up from to home to school on Thursday morning. There will be transportation for preschool students from ELA to the Science center and back to ELA. However, we will offer rides home from ELA if needed. Please contact your teacher if your child needs transportation home from ELA.

We are leaving at 8am and returning to ELA at 3:15pm. Make sure to be on time since the bus will be leaving and we have a schedule to follow. Please have your child on the playground by 7:45am so we can put their classroom t-shirts on before leaving. If they need to use the restroom please use the facilities downstairs by the cafeteria.

If you will be leaving your vehicle at ELA during the field trip please park next door at Wilkinson Street School.

Preschool Team

Posted by: fispreschool | May 13, 2015

Free preschool screenings June 8th


The Frankfort Early Learning Academy will be scheduling free preschool screenings for Monday, June 8th. This is a free opportunity to see if your child may qualify for free preschool services and get information about our preschool and daycare programs. Screenings take approximately 60 minutes or less and will provide parents with information about their child’s development across cognitive, motor, social-emotional and communication skills. Screenings are conducted by preschool teachers and speech therapists. Results are reviewed with parents after the screening is completed to discuss next steps.

Preschool is a great way for your three to four year old to gain early social and academic skills before kindergarten.

Call to schedule your screening appointment at 502-875-8661 and ask for Cara Doyle.

Early Learning Academy
959 Leestown Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601

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