Born Learning Trails

Research shows learning through play is crucial to encouraging development for young children.

United Way MV’s ‘Born Learning’ Trails are signs with fun learning activities that encourage early childhood education and learning. The trail’s tips and tricks are based on early childhood research and approved by national early learning experts to boost language, literacy development, and support early learning in outdoor everyday moments.

The trails are the perfect way to help further our mission and focus on early childhood education!

United Way MV volunteers install 'Born Learning Trails' in local parks throughout the Mohawk Valley each year.
We have installed 13 ‘Born Learning’ Trails in local parks. 

Born Learning Trail Locations

  • Quinn Park, Utica
  • Kemble Park, Utica
  • O'Connor Park, Utica (June 2023)
  • Roscoe Conkling Playground, Utica
  • Guyer Field, Rome
  • Pinti Field, Rome
  • Gryziec Field, Rome (June 2023)
  • Steven’s Field, Rome
  • Van Der Linde Park, Sylvan Beach
  • Marcy Town Park, Marcy
  • Dolgeville Playground and Park
  • South 5th Ave Park, Ilion
  • North Street Playground, Old Forge
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