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Early Learning

When a child succeeds in school, everyone wins. That is why United Way of Franklin County supports programs working towards meeting and exceeding development benchmarks through experiences that enhance
learning for young children. These local programs help children learn skills and engage in activities that prepare them for school and life. We work with programs that provide good role models, mentorship, education, inclusion, and healthy activities so our children gain the confidence and skill to be future leaders in our community.

United Way Early Learning Programs:

Born Learning

Born Learning is an engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities. The Born Learning Academy is a free 6-week program for families who are expecting and/or have young children.

United We Read

Connecting community volunteers with ongoing opportunities to read to kids through early learning and youth programs. Get involved and volunteer to read with us!

United We Read is sponsored by Corning Credit Union

Pre-K Scholarships

The Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) Program allows eligible businesses to allocate tax dollars to UWFC. We use these funds with quality pre-K providers to offer scholarships for local families and build school readiness.

All scholarships are awarded through pre-K providers; Contact your pre-K provider to ask about participation.

Learn & Play Day

Our annual family fun event offers a FREE day filled with activities from games and crafts to inflatables and storytimes. Community vendors are on site to share resources for families.

Learn & Play Day with United Way is presented by Volvo.

Family Resources

From prenatal to kindergarten, there are early childhood developmental resources out there for ALL families during the early years. Click the button below for information on local resources.


Funded Programs &
Community News

Learn more about our funded Program Partners addressing early childhood development through their work:

Check out recent news related to early learning on our blog:

Meet Kelly

A story of how quality early learning programs make a difference.

Kelly was born with spina bifida, a condition that affects the spinal cord. She has been in a PennCares program since birth and was first seen through the Early Intervention Program.


When she was not walking at age two-and-a-half, she was enrolled in the Peach Tree Kids’ Child Development Group which receives funding from United Way...

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