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Community Partnership Supports Family Fun and Early Learning

05/30/2018 By Alanna Woody

Lebanon, PA: On Saturday, April 21st, 2018, a group of community partners held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the Born Learning Trail, located across from the Lebanon Community Library.

The Born Learning Trail is a series of ten interactive signs in both English and Spanish that engage students and their families in fun, early-learning activities. These signs encourage interaction between children and their parents by boosting language and literacy development. This national campaign was started in 2005 by United Way Worldwide, United Way Success by 6, and Families and Work Institute and the Ad Council in response to the overwhelming amount of information available to parents and caregivers. While these learning trails look different in every community, the information was created to make it simple for parents and caregivers to help their children learn in “everyday moments.”

The program was developed through a partnership with Northwest Elementary School in Lebanon School District, Lancaster-Lebanon IU13, and the United Way of Lebanon County. Funding for the project was provided by a Pennsylvania Community Innovation Zone (CIZ) Grant. The Born Learning Trail is free for everyone to use.