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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 children birth to age 5.
Learn how to prepare your child for school, starting when they’re born.


  • 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 ACADEMIES FOR SPRING 2018 ARE:


Please note that all academies are limited to 20 families at each location and are available first come first served. In order to participate in an academy, you must have a child who hasn’t yet entered kindergarten and/or be expecting a child.

  • Bridgeview Elementary School, Davenport - Academy begins January 23, 2018, call Cindy Lewise at 563.332.5550 to register.
  • Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Children’s Village at Hoover, Davenport – 2018 dates coming soon.

  • East Moline Administration Building, East Moline - Academy begins January 30, 2018, call 309.792.2887 to register.
  • Fillmore Elementary School, Davenport – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Garfield Elementary School, Davenport – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Grant Wood Elementary School, Bettendorf - 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Hayes Elementary School, Davenport – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Jefferson Elementary School, Davenport - 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Jackson Elementary Schoo, Davenport - 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Lincoln Irving Elementary School, Moline – Academy begins January 23, 2018, call 309.743.1612 to register.
  • Madison Elementary School, Davenport – Academy begins March 5, 2018, call 563.723.6750 to register.
  • Mid City High School, Davenport – Open to teen parents at the school only.

  • Monroe Elementary School, Davenport – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Neil Armstrong Elementary School, Park View - 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Skip-A-Long Child Development Services – 2018 dates coming soon.
  • Washington Elementary School, Davenport - Academy begins April 9, 2018, call 563.723.6150 to register.

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

  • 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.