Knapp Elementary School to receive Racine County’s fifth Born Learning Trail

RUSDKnapp Elementary School, Racine County’s first community school, will be the location of the fifth Born Learning Trail installed in Racine County. Born Learning Trails help adults turn a simple visit to a playground or park into an early learning opportunity and offer 10 activity stations with fun, interactive learning games where parents, grandparents, and caregivers can play with young children. This trail’s design was inspired by brainstorming sessions with Knapp Elementary School Kindergarten teachers and administrators.

United Way of Racine County and the Junior League of Racine will partner to install Knapp’s new Born Learning Trail. The Junior League of Racine, an organization for women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers, is sponsoring this trail in celebration of its 100th anniversary in Racine.
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 1 p.m.
WHERE: Knapp Elementary School
2701 17Th Street, Racine, Wisconsin 53405

The new Knapp Elementary School opens this fall as Racine’s first community school, an effort led in partnership between United Way and Racine Unified School District. Children are constantly learning, right from birth. The educational strategy behind the trail will help boost children’s language and literacy skills and child/caregiver engagement; providing a valuable resource for the Knapp neighborhood.