Born to Learn


Learn Definition:  the activity or process of gaining knowledge or skill by studying, practicing, being taught, or experiencing something.


Listening to language and music at an early age helps babies develop their language and social skills. 

Professor Edward Melhuish and colleagues from the University of London found that the 10-year-olds who had attended high-quality preschools scored 27% higher in math skills, and performed better in other subjects than their peers who had attended a low-quality preschool or none.

They estimated that for each group of 4-year-olds that complete a year of preschool, there are about 13,800 fewer children retained in school, 62,500 fewer years spent in special education, 10,000 additional high school graduates, and 7,300 fewer juvenile arrests.”


Source: LexisNexis Academic Journal


Support your child with age appropriate activities as they journey toward school readiness.

Activities for your child:

  • Brushes teeth
  • Gets appropriate sleep for age – (birth–2years) 15 hours, (2–4 years)
    10 hours each day
  • Plays outside on a regular basis
  • Uses crayons and cuts paper with scissors
  • Draws and traces basic shapes
  • Eats balanced and nutritious meals including fruits and vegetables every day
  • Jumps, hops, skips, and balances on one foot
  • Throws, catches, and bounces a ball
  • Uses the toilet, wipes, and washes hands


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Born to Sleep Safe

Born to Breastfeed

Born to Be Tobacco-free

Born to Be Fit

Born to Learn

Born to Read

Born to Be Resilient

Calhoun County Home Visiting Programs

The Period of PURPLE Crying

Fetal Infant Mortality Review

Infant Child
Lead Information




Early Childhood Connections


Developmental Milestones

Learn more about developmental milestones in the following links:
CDC – Milestones

March of Dimes – Milestones

CDC – In English and Spanish


Early Learning in the Womb


Battle Creek Parks and Recreation Learning Trails


Born Learning


Calhoun County Preschools

Map of Preschools

Community Partners