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Born Learning

Children are Born Learning. 
Research has proven that a child’s brain is nearly fully developed by age five. That gives parents 5 short years to prepare their child for kindergarten.

Born Learning Texting

Sign up for texts for fun and educational things to do with your child under 5 years. You’ll receive 3 text messages per week.

To sign up text BORNLEARNING to 95577.



Born Learning Calendar

The Born Learning calendar provides daily ideas to make everyday moments teaching moments.
 Download the 2018 Born Learning Calendar.
If you would like to have one mailed to you, fill out this form or call 563.355.4310.



Born Learning Academies

Born Learning Academies are a series of 6 workshops for parents with a child who hasn't yet entered kindergarten and/or be expecting a child. All academies are limited to 20 families at each location and are available first come, first served. Academies include: 

  • Free dinner.

  • Free child care provided.

  • Free giveaways for kids and parents.

  • Each family that attends 5 of the 6 workshops is awarded a tablet pre-loaded with age-appropriate apps for your children. 


BORN LEARNING Academy locations

Fall 2018 Academy dates and registration info will be posted here by September. 

  • Bridgeview Elementary School, LeClaire
  • Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island 
  • Children’s Village at Hoover, Davenport 
  • East Moline Administration Building, East Moline
  • Fillmore Elementary School, Davenport
  • Garfield Elementary School, Davenport
  • Hayes Elementary School, Davenport 
  • Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Bettendorf 
  • Jefferson Elementary School, Davenport 
  • Lincoln Irving Elementary School, Moline 
  • Madison Elementary School, Davenport 
  • Mid City High School, Davenport 
  • Monroe Elementary School, Davenport 
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Eldridge 
  • Skip-A-Long Child Development Services, Moline - Starts August 27. Registration form available here. Please return to Skip-A-Long in Moline. 
  • Washington Elementary School, Davenport 

Born Learning Trails

Get outside and visit a trail for outdoor fun and learning. The trails include fun games or activities posted on aluminum signs such as count the number of flowers or colors nearby, hopscotch, identifying shapes, colors, and various images painted on the ground.



Born Learning Trails located in the Quad Cities:

  • Buffalo Park – 1115 Chestnut St., Buffalo

  • Camden Park – Highway 67 & Milan Beltway, Milan

  • Fairmount Pines Housing Complex – 4205 N Fairmount St., Davenport

  • Family Museum - 2900 Learning Campus Dr., Bettendorf - new in Spring 2018
  • Fejervary Park – 1800 W. 12th St., Davenport

  • Marquette Park – 3200 N. Marquette St., Davenport

  • Nahant Marsh – 4220 Wapello Ave., Davenport

  • Skip-A-Long Child Development Services – 1609 4th St., Rock Island


Born Learning is an initiative of Women United.

Questions? Contact Leslee Cook at 563.344.0321.