A 2009 study from the National Center for Education Statistics found that unfortunately children living in poverty are less likely to have someone read to them, tell them stories or sing to them. Additionally, research indicates that disadvantaged children come into school years behind their peers in pre-literacy skills, and rarely catch up.
The Born Learning Trail is a fun and easy way to build knowledge as parents, grandparents, and children play and explore together. The Born Learning program encourages early learning in language and literacy skills, during everyday activities to better prepare children for school.
“The Born Learning trail allows parents and young children to play, explore and learn together,” stated Chris Alonso, Born Learning Specialist for Arrowhead United Way, “the activities along the trial help children identify letters, shapes and numbers, helping them to be better prepared for school and life.”
Arrowhead United Way partnered with First 5 San Bernardino and San Bernardino County Regional Parks to bring the Born Learning Trail to the Crestline community. The trail is suitably located next to a children’s playground and near Mountain Communities Boys and Girls Club.
For more information about the Born Learning program please contact Chris Alonso at (909) 884-9441 ext. 237 or ChrisA@ahuw.org.
AUW is a volunteer driven organization that actively supports health and human services by focusing on education, income, and health. These services address the underlying causes of the community’s issues and create lasting change. The organization was established in 1891 and is led by prominent respected community leaders; it is one of the oldest United Ways in the country.
AUW encourages individuals to become more involved in the community by giving, advocating, and volunteering. For more information about how to become involved with AUW, please call (909) 884-9441 or visit www.ArrowheadUnitedWay.org.