Reggie Dogan

Reggie Dogan Project Manager

Studer Community Institute

Songs and rhymes improve brain development

Encouraging children to sing along and take parts of songs or rhyme are key to building conversational turns. Read full story

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10 tips to promote engagement

Good sustainable solutions to workplace and neighborhood problems require engagement. Read full story

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Children do better when parents are involved

It it critically important to continue educating parents to read and talk to their children every day from birth so that they come to school ready to learn. Read full story

Education

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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