Representatives from United Way of Northwest Louisiana, Shreve Land Constructors, LLC, the City of Shreveport and City Council, installed the first Born Learning Trail in North Louisiana.

The Born Learning Trail is a series of learning activities that any adult can play with young children at AB Palmer Park. In United Way NWLA’s 10 parish coverage area, 52 percent of children enter kindergarten unprepared. This educational and economic driven partnership, along with United Way NWLA’s existing program Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library will help to fight and reverse this statistic.

Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning. That won’t be the case at AB Palmer Park. Now when parents and grandparents take young children to AB Palmer, they’ll be able to engage in educational games together that have been proven to help children with school readiness. The trail, sponsored by Shreve Land Constructors, LLC creates an outdoor interactive learning trail to help turn trips to the park into fun learning moments.

The Born Learning Trail is designed to help adults interact with children to boost language and literacy development. It also aims to help caregivers understand how to best support early learning in outdoor everyday moments.

“As Shreve Land Constructors, LLC celebrates 50 years of uncompromising commitment to quality in the construction industry, we knew there was no better way to celebrate then by giving back to the community that our organization originates from,” said Carl Bantle, President of Shreve Land Constructors, LLC. “We value education and the young people who will be the future leaders of our community. By partnering with United Way and SPAR, we are able to celebrate through building an educational experience for the upcoming generation.”