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Imagine if every child had five years of education before kindergarten. That’s what the Community Foundation of Kankakee River Valley, United Way of Kankakee County and its partners are promoting with Born Learning.

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.

The United Way of America, the Ad Council, and Civitas formed an unprecedented partnership around Born Learning. Born Learning is a new national public engagement campaign, focused on creating early learning opportunities for young children. Public service advertising, a national Web site and educational material gives parents and informal caregivers easy, “doable” action steps to help young children learn.

The fact is, it’s the simple things that make a difference in building a young child’s foundation for future success. It’s not flash cards or expensive educational toys – it’s making your grocery trip into a treasure hunt for colors and shapes, or turning laundry sorting into a silly song about body parts. On your next walk, narrating your child’s actions as if you were a sports announcer. Even dinner can become a learning opportunity, as your toddler builds math skills by counting eggs.

The Born Learning campaign shows how to turn everyday activities into opportunities to encourage learning. It’s built on the idea that while children are born learning, parents, grandparents and caregivers can encourage that learning in everyday moments.

The educational materials for bornlearning are user-friendly and designed to help parents and caregivers understand how to prepare their children for school.

We hope you use these materials and share them with others.

Brought to you by the Kankakee County Success by Six Coalition, 815.939.1611.

 

 

 


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