In support of United Way's Education & Health Initiatives, UWHC has collaborated with local companies and organizations to bring multiple Born Learning Trails to Hernando County!
What is a Born Learning Trail?
A Born Learning Trail is a fun, physical learning activity that's designed for parents or caregivers to play with young children in any outdoor setting - trails, parks, and school yards. The Born Learning Trail creates valuable community resources for early childhood learning, and offers opportunities for volunteer engagement.
Born Learning Trails are intended to be family-engagement tools that consists of ten 12" by 24" aluminum signs. Each sign is printed with a unique playful, engaging activity based on early learning outcomes. The signs have slogans like “talk, listen, sing, jump, clap, skip,” and are designed to help young children learn together. The trails also includes sidewalk artwork such as shapes, the alphabet, and a 12' hopscotch court that all relate to the sign activities.
How many Born Learning Trails are there?
United Way hosts the following Born Learning Trail locations in Hernando:
Born Learning Trail #1: Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd., Spring Hill, FL 34606 (Open as of June 21, 2016)
Born Learning Trail #2: Tom Varn Park, 301 Darby Ln., Brooksville, FL 34601 (Open as of December 3, 2016)
Born Learning Trail #3: Veterans Memorial Park, 12254 Spring Hill Dr., Spring Hill, FL 34609 (Open as of October 26, 2017)
Born Learning Trail #4: Ernie Wever Youth Park, 19473 Youth Dr., Brooksville, FL 34601 (Open as of October 23, 2018)
Born Learning Trail #5: Hernando Park, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville, FL 34601 (Open as of April 22, 2019)
Is your organizaiton looking to invest in Health and Education? Help bring a Born Learning Trail to a park near you!
Partners will receive public recognition as a valued United Way Community Partner in HEALTH & EDUCATION through the following places:
- Logo branded on trail signs
- Media coverage
- Press releases
- Recognition on television and radio media
- United Way's Website and Facebook Page
- Company honored at Annual Appreciation Meeting