CHILD DEVELOPMENT & EARLY LEARNING
Please join United Way of Indian River County by encouraging children to read and learn everywhere they go. With your help more children will be prepared to start school!
Everyday life is a learning experience for children. Born Learning is a rich, research based, public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. Getting your child prepared and ready for school is a difficult task for many, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Whether the focus is on achievement gaps, vulnerable children or graduation rates, the underlying factor is that many of our children are not prepared for school and we need to do more to help them be successful.
Born Learning Trails
United Way of Indian River County currently has four Born Learning Trails; Little League Park in Fellsmere, Martin Luther King Jr. Walking Trail and Park in the Gifford community, Dick Bird, South County Park in Vero Beach, and Pocahontas Park in Vero Beach. These trails encourage the growth and stimulation needed so that children can learn as they play. Each trail is a series of 10 interactive signs that offer fun active learning activities for young children and their families. They help parents, caregivers and communities create quality engagement opportunities when out on a stroll or visiting a local playground. Parents and guardians discover how to promote learning while playing and interacting with their surroundings. Trails have painted images on the ground that coincide with the walkway signs guiding parents to ask their kids to jump, clap, look, touch and so much more. By participating, kids are exercising as well as learning, which we know causes their brains to work more efficiently and productively. Be sure to see the short video above demonstrating actual families using a trail.
United Way of Indian River County would like to extend a special thank you to the following for their help and support!
Big C's Produce
Garcia Plaza Bakery
L.B. Quality Painting, Inc.
Encourage learning through play. Visit a Born Learning Trail today!
See below for driving directions to Born Learning Trails within Indian River County:
Martin Luther King Park, 4675 28th Court, Gifford click here
Little League Park, 2 S Broadway St. , Fellsmere click here
Dick Bird - South County Park, 800 20th Ave SW, Vero Beach click here
Pocahontas Park- 2140 14th Ave, Vero Beach click here