Butterflies, ladybugs, flowers and shapes are just a few of the images you might see at Claremont Courts’ recently updated Born Learning Trail.
The Born Learning Trail was initially constructed in May of 2012 through a partnership between Greensboro Housing Authority (GHA) and United Way of Greater Greensboro that focuses on early childhood education. The trail consists of a series of ten stations, each with an activity designed to help children develop the skills necessary for academic success. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers are encouraged to interact with the children along the trail to further skills in pre-reading, math, shapes, physical activity, listening and imagination.
In May of 2018, volunteers from GHA staff, PNRC Officers, United Way of Greater Greensboro and Claremont residents took an afternoon to refresh the trail that had not been updated since its opening. New stencils now brighten up the sidewalk along with updated colorful signs to give activity instructions along the pathway. Volunteers also assisted the children in painting as they wanted to join in on the fun too! Three new flowerbeds now grace the area and all the children who attended went home with a fresh flower to care for themselves. These new signs and paint will revive the trail allowing children to learn in fun and engaging ways.