Children are constantly learning, right from birth. A child's early years are the foundation for growth and development, and what they learn during those years depends on the experiences they have each and every day. The Born Learning program is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore simple ways to turn everyday moments into fun, learning opportunities.
Tools and Resources
Born Learning's materials and Web site translate cutting-edge research on early childhood development into bilingual educational tools for parents and caregivers. Material includes a wide variety of user-friendly tools, tips and answers to help care for young children, fact sheets on a child's ages and stages, brochures on how to maximize play, at-a-glance cards that you can throw in a diaper bag and checklists for everyday use.
Born Learning is Part of Our Long-term Change Effort
It's important to help parents, grandparents and caregivers help young children get prepared for school. And it's part of the community's efforts to boost school readiness for all young children.
We know that quality early learning in the first few years is a strong foundation for school success. Research shows that investing early on in early learning pays huge dividends later on - in reduced crime, fewer teen pregnancies, more high school graduates and more individual success in work and life. And that's why we see Born Learning as part of an ongoing effort to make sure we're providing what our kids need to come to school ready to succeed.
Born Learning is designed as a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children. It has three cornerstones:
- Awareness – Providing important information about how young children learn.
- Education – Providing easy, fun action steps that parents, grandparents and caregivers can use every day.
- Action – Providing a visible platform for public policy and action.
The program’s goal is to inspire everyone who impacts young children to make the best possible decisions to boost school readiness. And we aim to give each of them the tools to make long-lasting community change.
For More Information on Born Learning, Visit www.bornlearning.org.
*Resources: Born Learning website, www.bornlearning.org