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PREDATOR’S FOUNDATION GRANT HELPS OPEN TWO NEW BORN LEARNING TRAILSJuly 14, 2011
Through a grant awarded to United Way of Metropolitan Nashville by the Predator’s Foundation, two United Way Born Learning Trails were recently opened in the Metro Nashville area. These trails, located in Madison Park and Coleman Park, provide value to communities by offering fun early learning activities and games that build pre-literacy skills critical to school readiness.
Partnering with The Predator’s Foundation, Metro Parks and Recreation, King’s Daughters Child Development Center, Dollar General and Ingram Industries, United Way of Metropolitan Nashville has committed to help parents, caregivers and communities create quality learning opportunities for young children through the national Born Learning initiative. Part of this initiative includes the installation of Born Learning Trails which capture 10 fun outdoor games on engaging signs to help parents and caregivers create learning opportunities for a young child. The Born Learning Trails are a community change strategy, helping boost children’s language and literacy skills – and encouraging families to get active.
The Born Learning Trails were officially opened to the public in May with a grand-opening celebration and ribbon cutting at the new Coleman Park Born Learning Trail site. Nearly 50 area children and adults were on hand to experience the unique learning opportunities these trails offer. Click here to find a Born Learning Trail near you.