The Born Learning Trail is a community change strategy developed by United Way Worldwide that is designed to boost children’s language, literacy, social, cognitive and emotional skills – and encourage families to get active. It’s a great way to elevate awareness of early childhood education, connect volunteers more deeply to early learning and support year-round community engagement strategies with local employers and community partners. Located in community parks, schools and public locations Born Learning Trails (The Trail) provides opportunities for parents, caregivers, and educators to use everyday moments to boost school readiness of children in their preschool years.
The trail’s theme of Watch! Stop! Play! encourages parents and caregivers to follow the child’s lead, building the child’s curiosity and confidence, and reinforcing learning already underway in their everyday lives.