We know what happens in a child’s early years matters – for success in life and for school readiness. Yet many parents and caregivers don’t know exactly what actions to take to prepare young children for school, or feel like they don’t have time to do what’s needed. United Way and our partners have formed an unprecedented partnership around Born Learning, to bring together a nationwide community impact network to help parents and caregivers take action to provide quality early learning opportunities for young children.
What children learn during their first five years depends on the experiences they have each and every day. This is both our greatest challenge and our greatest opportunity. By promoting awareness, education and action, Born Learning takes early learning research and translates it into activities and educational tools parents and caregivers can use without changing their daily routine.
To start teaching your child today, plan a trip to one of our Born Learning Trails in Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo or Oceano Elementary School. Each interactive set of colorful signs suggests fun activities for adults and children to do together in a beautiful and stimulating setting. To continue facilitating your child’s learning at home and beyond, download any of the user-friendly materials below.
Everyday Activities for Dad
So often, families divide child care responsibilities along gender lines. The following hints are designed to help dads conquer their fears of the unknown and go where they’ve rarely gone before.
For Everyday Activities for Dad in Spanish, click here
Family History Projects
The following projects are perfect starting points for passing on your history and having fun with your grandchildren.
For Family History Projects in Spanish, click here
Your Child @ Series:
Highlights of what’s happening at different stages of your child’s development…