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Born Learning Trails
Build Day - September 19

Helping Kids Succeed Academically

United Way of Central WV is working to increase the number of students who graduate on time and are college or career ready, and that means bolstering school readiness in their preschool years. United Way supports early childhood learning in diverse ways including in parks and on playgrounds.

Recognizing that learning happens everywhere, United Way’s national engagement campaign, Born Learning, helps parents, caregivers and communities use everyday moments outdoors to boost school readiness of children in their preschool years. The quality of children’s early learning experiences is critical to success in school and consequently, in life.

What is a Born Learning Trail?

The Born Learning Trail features age-appropriate, simple-to-construct activities that can be set up outdoors or inside. Ten games on engaging signs are placed along the trail to help parents and caregivers create learning opportunities for young children.

The Born Learning Trail is a valuable community resource for early childhood learning, and offers opportunities for visibility and volunteer engagement. These fun, physical learning activities are designed for parents or caregivers to play with young children in any outdoor setting - trails, parks, and school yards.

How You Can Help

The goal is to have a BORN LEARNING TRAIL built in all areas United Way of Central WV serves which includes Boone, Clay, Kanawha, Logan and Putnam Counties.

Let us know if you want to be a part of the adventure!  Contact Barb Mallory at 304.414.4405.