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It is the mission of Paul J. Blackwell Learning Center to provide a quality education through developmentally appropriate educational activities, as well as comprehensive services to every student and their family within the Elbert County Community.


By educating the “whole” child academically, emotionally, physically and socially through age appropriate academic standards, creative play and active health education.

We believe:

  • Every child has learning potential.
  • Teaching children basic life skills early, promotes healthy living.
  • Family engagement is the key to student success.

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Thanksgiving Holidays

We would like to wish all of our students, parents and families a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING.

We will see you on Monday, November 27th, 2017.


Substitute Teacher Training To Be Offered In December


The Elbert County School District is interested in recruiting and developing high quality substitute teachers for its PreK-12 classrooms. The district will be hosting training for individuals interested in substitute teaching on Tuesday, December 12th from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. The training will be held in the Staff Development Room at the Board of Education Office. 


subThis training is for anyone that is not currently on the district's substitute teacher list. Trainers will discuss procedures and best practices for substitutes at this training and participants will complete all required paperwork.  All interested individuals will need to have an email set up and bring $39.75 to have a background check completed. 


Anyone interested in substitute teaching that may have questions should contact Ms. Judy Hudson – 706-213-4063 / or Mr. Jon Jarvis – 706-213-4012 /

Partnering with Parents to Improve Student Attendance

Research shows that two amto four missed days in the first month of school can predict chronic absence throughout the year.


Click on the image above to view a video that offers practical, every day steps parents can take to help their children attend school. The video also highlights ways schools and communities can help reduce barriers to attendance.


Thank you for partnering with us to improve attendance at all Elbert County schools!

I Thought My Kid Didn’t Need Preschool. I Was Wrong...


Back when I was a first-time mom who knew everything about stellar parenting (yes, I’ll wait while your eyes finish rolling), I was sure my son didn’t need preschool. I mean, what could he possibly learn there that he didn’t already know? At 4 years old, he was able to read anything on his bookshelf. He knew all his shapes. He knew all his colors. He could count as high as anybody asked him to. I stayed at home with him and enriched his little brain with developmentally appropriate activities whenever I could. He would be bored if I sent him to preschool, I reasoned.   So I didn’t.....

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Paul J Blackwell Learning Center  |  373 Campbell Street  |  Elberton, GA 30635
Phone:706-213-4400  |  Fax:706-283-1162