Our Work

Early Education & Development

Success in Life Starts with Early Childcare & Education

Brookings Area United Way believes that all children deserve a strong start in life. From childcare to early childhood education & development, we are committed to keeping quality childcare accessible and expanding access to early childhood education.

Our Programs

How We Support Early Education

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Born Learning Trails

Take a walk through nature and engage your child's senses by learning through the Born Learning Trails! Interactive signs guide play and enrich experiences at your local parks.


Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Sign up for one free quality book delivered right to your doorstep for your child until 5 years old. These books give kids a strong start, increase quality time, and build confidence in early education.

Impact at a Glance


Born Learning Trails are installed around Brookings County including Brookings and White

Over 1,000

books are mailed to children 5 years old and under in Brookings County every month which promotes vocabulary, family bonding, and school readiness.

Community Collaborations

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