CREATING A LOCAL PLATFORM FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY LEARNING
Born Learning is a national public engagement campaign originated by United Way Worldwide, Civitas, the Ad Council, and the Families and Work Institute that helps parents, grandparents, and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. Everyday life is a learning experience for children.
Sharing a vision for helping all children be ready for school and a lifetime of success, United Way of the Piedmont partnered with 6 other United Ways in the Upstate to create Born Learning Upstate SC, an effort to build on the national Born Learning campaign by creating a comprehensive local public engagement campaign.
THE THREE CORNERSTONES OF BORN LEARNING
Parents and caregivers of young children understand that the early years are important, yet many aren’t sure how to encourage early learning, or feel they don’t have time to do what it takes to help their child succeed in school. Our community is concerned about children coming to school unprepared.
Born Learning Upstate SC is designed as a tool for long-lasting community change that supports young children. It has three cornerstones:
United Way of the Piedmont implements the Born Learning program in Spartanburg, Cherokee, and Union counties through the following programs: