Posted by: fispreschool | May 27, 2016

Preschool Graduation

Just a reminder that there will be NO regular preschool classes on this coming Thursday, June 2nd, for our graduation ceremony at Ewing St. Gym.

The morning class ceremony will be from 9am-10am and the afternoon will be 12:30pm-1:30pm. We suggest that you arrive at 8:30am for the morning graduation and 12:00pm for the afternoon graduation. We need time with your child to get them in their graduation gown and in line for the ceremony.  There will be light refreshments after the ceremony and many opportunities for pictures. 

We will provide transportation for Wrap Around students to and from the gym.

*Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in helping with decorations and getting students in their gowns.

Posted by: fispreschool | May 25, 2016

Parent Survey

surveyAttention parents of our preschoolers!  The Early Learning Academy would like for you to take a few minutes to give us your input on the preschool program.  Please click the Parent Survey link below to start the survey.  It should only take about ten minutes to complete.  We really appreciate you taking the time to give us feedback for continuous improvement!

Parent Survey

Posted by: fispreschool | May 18, 2016

Parent Session this Thursday

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All parents are welcome to attend a parent session this May on preparing for Kindergarten.  The main target audience will be for families of children that will be starting Kindergarten this coming year. Preschool teachers and Kindergarten teachers will be there to answer questions about the upcoming year of Kindergarten.  Parents will get information on how to help their child transition into Kindergarten and skills to work on over the summer.  Childcare will be available.  Please contact Cara Doyle at 875-8661 or for more information and to RSVP.

Thursday May 19, 2016


Second Street School Library


Posted by: fispreschool | May 18, 2016

Free Dental Services

Sunny Hardin, our Family Resource Services Coordinator, would like for me to share information with you about an opportunity for families to receive free dental services.  Please see the press release from Kentucky Rx Card below:

May 16, 2016



Kentucky Rx Card to Offer Dental Plan to Kentucky Residents to Promote Rx Awareness Week


Frankfort, KY – All Kentuckians will have the opportunity to download a free Aetna Dental Access card this week. This special offer was launched to help celebrate Rx Awareness Week. The Kentucky Rx Card is a free statewide prescription assistance program that was launched in 2009.


“Our goal this week is to inform the residents that there is a program that can help them with their medication costs. Many families are struggling with the rise of health care costs and we are pleased to offer these programs to help them,” said Milton Perkins, Program Director for Kentucky Rx Card.


Aetna Dental Access provides savings on dental services at over 169,000 dental practice locations nationwide. Kentucky Rx Card can offer significant savings on brand and generic medications and is accepted at most pharmacies across Kentucky. If you are unable to print a free prescription card, simply visit CVS/pharmacy and ask them to process your prescription through the program.


All Kentucky residents are eligible for this program. Simply visit to get your free Aetna Dental and prescription card. All cards are pre-activated and can be used immediately. The Aetna Dental offer is good this week ONLY!


Media Contact:

Milton Perkins

Kentucky Rx Card

M 502.822.0145

Posted by: fispreschool | May 12, 2016

United Way Day of Giving this Friday

The Frankfort Early Learning Academy is excited to participate in the United Way Day of Giving this Friday.  We would love some parent  volunteers to help out!  We will be working on the following tasks:

  • Cleaning out the storage shed on the playground
  • Weeding, trimming, and mulching the garden area at the front of the building
  • Tidying up the playground and trimming low hanging tree limbs

Please contact Cara Doyle by email at to let us know you would like to help.  We would appreciate parents bringing gardening tools, gloves, and trimmers if available.

Posted by: fispreschool | May 6, 2016

Preschool Graduation June 2nd

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The Early Learning Academy will be hosting preschool graduation at Ewing Street Gym for all of the preschoolers (going on to K and returning for 2nd year).  We will have a morning graduation at 9am-10am for both AM preschool classrooms and an afternoon graduation at 12:30pm-1:30pm for both PM preschool classrooms.  We will be providing cap and gowns for the students to wear during the ceremony and we will take an individual picture of each graduate.  We will also have light refreshments after the ceremony.

We would love to have some parent volunteers to help with set up, clean up, and getting students dressed for the ceremony.  Please let me know if you can help by contacting Cara Doyle at 875-8661.


Posted by: fispreschool | April 29, 2016

Parent Enrichment Camp


The Franklin County Community Early Childhood Council is hosting their third of three Parent Enrichment Camps.

Paul Sawyier Public Library

6:00-7:00 pm

All About Literacy


This workshop offers parents the ability to spark their child’s literacy through developmentally appropriate explorations with meaningful materials. Because the most powerful learning experiences have value in being repeated, both parent and child will create and learn games to take home to play again and again. Families will receive an abundance of materials that will reinforce literacy skills.


Each family will receive “FREE” literacy materials to take home.

Bring your preschool age child (3, 4, 5 year old) and enjoy a fun filled hour.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Sunny Hardin at 502-875-8658 .

Posted by: fispreschool | April 28, 2016

Preschool Screenings May 17th


The Frankfort Independent Schools will be offering free preschool screenings! Contact us to see if your child may be eligible for free public preschool services or other enrollment options.  Screenings are for children three to four years old.  The screening is completed by a preschool teacher and takes approximately 45 minutes.  After the screening, teachers will meet with parents to share the results about the child’s development in language, cognitive, social, and motor skills.


Please contact Cara Doyle at 502-875-8661 to make your appointment.

Posted by: fispreschool | April 18, 2016

Footsteps2Brilliance Update

Hello Everyone,

I have very exciting news for you!  They have released an update for the Footsteps2Brilliance program, and it is ready for your devices.  This is an update in your app store (if you are using Smart Devices), so all you have to do is go to your app store and click on the update button for Footsteps2Brilliance (you should be updating to 5.1.6 now).  If you use a PC or laptop, you will be brought to our current version, once you type in our address .  They have added many new features, including some new games—Sequencing and Pattern Play, as well as instructional videos, and a new writing feature called, ‘My Journal’.

We hope you have been enjoying this app and using it with your child to enhance their literacy skills.

Posted by: fispreschool | April 18, 2016

Now Enrolling for the new year!


I can’t believe it is getting to be that time of year again!  We are starting to plan for the new school year and we are now accepting enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year.  We will have many preschoolers returning to preschool for the new year, but we also have many of our students going on to Kindergarten.

We are a public preschool and take qualifying students based on income or disability.  We also take in-district and out-of-district families that pay preschool tuition as space allows.  We have a Wraparound Daycare that takes 2-5 year olds as they have space.  All of the 3-5 years olds enrolled in daycare attend one of the preschool sessions as part of their day.  Please see the tabs at the top of the page for fees.

We look forward to helping your child develop to his/her potential. The Early Learning Academy provides a warm, caring and safe atmosphere for children to learn through creative activities and free exploration. Here, every child is given time to socialize, create, discover, and build self-confidence as they master new skills. Our curriculum is developmentally balanced to ensure your child blossoms in an atmosphere where they are challenged intellectually, socially and physically.

To inquire about preschool and daycare, please contact Cara Doyle at 502-875-8661 or email at

We look forward to hearing from you and preparing your child for a lifelong career of learning.

Preschool Team

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