Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN) and the Ready, Set Go Advisory Council, in partnership with United Way of Southeastern Louisiana, Entergy, and Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training, are cutting the ribbon for New Orleans’ first ever Born Learning Trail at VIET Community Center 13435 Granville St., in New Orleans East.
The trail is dedicated to Gary Ostroske, the outgoing CEO of UWSELA. It features games and activities that are designed to help develop young children in the five domains of school readiness: Physical Health and Well Being, Social Competence, Emotional Maturity, Language & Cognitive Development, Communication & General Knowledge.
The activities are educational and fun for children and their parents. The sign posts marking this trail will be printed in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
“The concept of Born Learning Trail is to help parents and children to think, learn and grow in a fun and interactive way that promotes those skills and behaviors that help young children in becoming ready for school! ” said Orleans Public Education Network Executive Director Deirdre Johnson Burel. “We’re so pleased to be able to share this wonderful interactive activity with the New Orleans East community.”
The Born Learning Trail is just one of many new initiatives brought by OPEN and the Ready, Set, Go! program to increase early childhood development in New Orleans.