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Inspire Early Learning Academy is an early childhood development center opening August 2023.  The center will provide high-quality childcare for employees of Christian County Schools as well as industry partners in the area.  The Inspire ELA is a partnership with the South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council to help ease the burden of finding childcare in the area. The fully licensed center will serve approximately 120 2-5 year olds.  The weekly cost is $150 per child and the center does accept childcare assistance payments (C-CAP).


The mission of the Inspire Early Learning Academy is to intentionally create a collaborative learning community and build a solid developmental foundation for young children and their future learning.
Mr. Bentzel reading to Inspire students.
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Preschool House

Inspire ELA is located in Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary at:

14405 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Hopkinsville    

Hours of Operation are 5:30 AM- 5:30 PM

Meet the Inspire Team

Tina Jarrett, Coordinator

Tina Jarrett

Being involved in early childhood programs with my own children opened my eyes to how vital it is to a child’s overall educational development,” said Tina Jarrett. “As a community, we need to really focus on the importance of how early childhood education is the building block that lays the foundation for each child’s future.  I am excited and humbled to oversee the new Early Childhood program at Inspire Early Learning Academy.


Ms. Jarrett is a 1987 graduate of Caldwell County High School.  She received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hopkinsville Community College in 2000. She has served as a director of a local preschool for 15 years before joining the staff as coordinator at Inspire Early Learning Academy. Ms. Jarrett resides in Hopkinsville with her husband, Christian. They have two children, Kyle and Kelci, and five granddaughters.

Felicia Chapman, Assistant Coordinator

Felecia Chapman


Mrs. Chapman is a 1999 graduate of Todd County High School. She received her associate's degree in Early Childhood Education from Hopkinsville Community College in 2020. Mrs. Chapman has over eight years of experience in the childcare field as a teacher and coordinator. She has been employed with Christian County Public Schools for the past 7 years. Mrs. Chapman resides in Elkton with her husband, John. They have three children Bre, Callie, and Kane.


Inspire ELA Industry Partners


For more information contact:

Tina Jarrett, Coordinator


Felicia Chapman, Assistant Coordinator


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