Galveston will be a city where every infant born is born learning.

A partnership between the City of Galveston’s Families, Children, and Youth Board, Nia Cultural Center, Better Parks for Galveston, and United Way of Galveston.

Here’s your fast track to becoming Baby Smart in two hours:

  • 1. Take the Are You Baby Smart? Quiz? We have it in English and in Spanish!
  • 2. Visit one of Galveston’s 4 Born Learning Trails!
    • Bonus points if you send us a selfie at one (or more) of the Trails! tag @uwgalv or include #BornLearningGalveston so we can see it

We expanded Born Learning Galveston with 2 new trails on April 13, 2024 with GISD! Find all 4 Born Learning Trails on the map here.


Born Learning Galveston
Site Visit and Planning Meeting on 12-15-22
Lindsey White, Omer Ahmed, Cindy Roberts Gray, Araminta Sorrell, Mary Cooper, Sue Johnson, and Kathy Tiernan

Galveston has FOUR Born Learning Trails! Adoue Park, Moody Early Childhood Center, Parker Elementary, and Walter Norris, Jr., Community Center.

A Born Learning community takes all of us, and it takes several steps! Here are a few quick ones you can take today!

  1. Read the report (below) from our Spring 2023 Galveston Community Survey: Are You Baby Smart?
    1. Haven’t taken it yet? Find out now: Are You Baby Smart?
  2. Visit any or all of Galveston’s Born Learning Trails (at Adoue Park, Moody Early Childhood Center, Parker Elementary School, and inside the Community Center at 4700 Broadway) with one or more of your little ones! If you post a selfie, please be sure to tag @uwgalv on Instagram or Facebook
  3. Visit the following links (provided by Nia Cultural Center) to learn more about how YOU can shape your baby’s brain development:
    1. Talking Counts
    2. Activities to encourage speech
    3. Activities and Ideas for RIGHT NOW to learn and grow together with your baby
    4. Brain Builders Meet-Up Registration
    5. Galveston Community Resources
      1. Baby Talk Class @ Rosenberg Library – Every Tuesday at 9:00 am
      2. Baby & Me @ The Galveston Children’s Museum – Every Thursday @ 9:00 am
      3. SMART Family Literacy @ The Spot – Last Tuesday of Every Month @ 5:30 pm