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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.

News & Announcements

December Activities

Monday, December 4th: Visit From Ronald McDonald


Friday, December 8th: Polar Express Movie Field Trip

~ We must have a signed permission slip on file ~

~ Return Permission Slips & $5.00 Payment ~

~ Due to limited space Parents or Siblings are not allowed ~


Thursday, December 14th: Christmas Parties

~ Information Sent Home ~


Friday, December 15th: Christmas Programs

~ Classes: Seawright / Durrett / L. Brown / Turner / Almond will be performing at 8:30am.

~ Classes: Macris / Moon/ T. Brown / Daniels/ Mewborn will be performing at 10:00am.


Monday, December 18th: Early Release Day

Tuesday, December 19th: Early Release Day

~ Information has been sent home ~



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