Reggie Dogan

Reggie Dogan Project Manager


LENA Start launches in Pensacola, the first in Florida

Research shows that the more words children hear in the first three years of life builds the brain structure that will be needed later to support reading and thinking skills. Read full story


Building stronger brains one baby, one parent at a time

It’s never too early to start talking and reading to a baby as research shows that parents can have a positive impact on their child’s language and cognitive development in the first year. Read full story


The power and promise of mentoring

In creating a mentoring program from scratch, it is encouraging to know that other people in other places have taken that important step for us to follow. Read full story


Mentoring builds better people and stronger community

Mentors can help encourage positive choices, promote high self-esteem, support educational achievement and introduce new, life-building and life-changing ideas. Read full story


Escambia County Council PTA vendor fair builds partnerships

When each person, every organization or agency does its part toward the common purpose of giving each child the best chance to be ready for kindergarten, the quality of life in the community improves for all of us. Read full story


Parent program only half as good without fathers

Fathers are just as important to healthy child development as mothers, too often the father is missing in the family picture, leaving it up to the single mother to raise and nurture the child. Read full story


Parent outreach program offers valuable lessons

Studer Community Institute is using and building on the important principles of the Thirty Million Words Initiative in its parent outreach programs in Pensacola. Read full story


Providing tools to build babies’ brains

Studer Community Institute is among agencies and organizations throughout Escambia County that offer services to assist young mothers and their children in their growth and development. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

In-home visits enhance brain development in babies

Early childhood home visiting has been shown to be an effective service delivery model for at-risk young children and their families. Read full story


Parent involvement crucial to child’s success

A critical part of our mission to improve the quality of life everyone in Northwest Florida is getting more children ready for kindergarten. To help the children means helping their parents. Read full story


Words are food for a baby’s brain

The relationships with the important people in a baby’s life can literally shape and develop the intricate structure of an infant’s brain. Read full story


School grades: Santa Rosa up, Escambia stays the same

School grades provide parents and the general public an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school and understand how well each school is serving its students. Read full story