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Building Brains Anywhere
Building Brains Anywhere
Brainchild of Gwinnett
Building Brains (B2) Anywhere: A Shirley Carver Miller Learning Initiative is a countywide, early learning brainchild of Gwinnett County. The initiative aims to serve children, parents, and care givers by providing safe, fun, and engaging early learning opportunities for children.
B2 Anywhere emphasizes literacy and early learning in both new and existing programs. We’re collaborating with various partners such as Gwinnett County Public Schools and the Building Babies’ Brains Initiative. An early learning strategy is critical as statistics show that only 48 percent of Gwinnett students enter kindergarten ready to learn. This issue is a matter that impacts all regions of Gwinnett as 100 percent of the county’s public elementary schools have students enrolling without the skills needed for kindergarten.
B2 Anywhere is closing the literacy and academic preparation gaps in our community. We are committed to serving and growing with Gwinnett’s residents. We believe there is opportunity to educate in any and every environment, so we’re committed to building brains anywhere!
Being playful is critical to engaging young minds and meeting them where they are. B2 Anywhere is unleashing knowledge through exciting early learning programs throughout Gwinnett. These mobile units travel to parks, childcare facilities, community centers, apartment complexes, places of worship, libraries, and other community locations.
The mobile units provide literacy programs and fun, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) enrichment for children starting at birth through age eight. Programs highlight play, nature, and hands-on learning for Gwinnett’s youngest residents. Plus, they demonstratelearning concepts for parents and caregivers to help their little learners prepare to thrive in kindergarten and beyond.
If you are interested in current program offerings or in having B2 Anywhere visit your location, please call 770.822.7371.
Children are naturally inquisitive, so learning doesn’t stop when they are out of school. The B2 Afterschool program is held at select schools throughout the county. The program is a value to families by providing a safe and fun environment where children can participate in recreational, educational, social, cultural, and physical afterschool enrichment activities - all at their own school!
We’re working with Gwinnett County Public Schools to expand the program to additional clusters for the 2021 – 2022 school year. School administrators interested in the program, please call 678.277.0927 to find out more. Click here for the Afterschool Parent Handbook.
Enroll today! It’s easy, just select your school below and login or create an account (be sure to include the school age children you’re enrolling in your profile).
G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds Book Exchanges
Initiated by the Gwinnett Coalition for Heath and Human Services, the G.R.E.A.T (Gwinnett Reading Exchange & Art Transforms) Little Minds is a selection of small book exchanges located throughout Gwinnett. Members of the community can help steward a child’s love of reading in a fun and interactive way! Simply drop off books, suitable for children ages birth through 8 and a book exchange near you.
Not only are the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds book exchanges a fun find for inquisitive children, they also encourage an appreciation for public art for everyone! A map of book exchanges is coming soon, please check back.