Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager


New kindergarten readiness rate to come

Florida Department of Education has chosen a new kindergarten readiness screener, which will be used beginning this school year. Read full story


VIDEO: Early Learning Garden opens today

The custom designed and landscaped play area at Bodacious Brew-Thru dive-thru coffee shop is another piece of the Studer Family of Companies vision for building an Early Learning City in Pensacola. Read full story


Brain Bags: Tune In Tips

In the IMPACT Brain Bags, the Studer Community Institute shares these tips to help adults get started to use the power of talk to build a child's brain. Read full story


Escambia adds 17 schools to free meal program

This coming school year, 17 schools in Escambia County will join a program that offers free meals schoolwide through the National School Lunch Program. Read full story


What’s your ACES score?

Studies point to the link between "toxic stress" and early brain development

Science is showing the link between “toxic stress” — repeated, frequent exposure of a young, developing brain to stress — damages that child’s ability to learn and process information throughout the rest of that baby’s life. Read full story


One community studies the cost of school readiness

Two professors in Southwest Florida wanted to know the price tag for getting the community’s 3- and 4-year-olds kindergarten ready. Read full story


Brain Bags: New partners on board

SCI is pleased to say that several partners in the community have come forward to help begin the work to make sure Brain Bags live beyond the startup grant from IMPACT 100. Read full story

Light Up Learning

Photo Gallery: Light Up Learning event

Light Up Learning fundraiser photo gallery. Read full story


Photo Gallery: Light Up Learning VIP area

The 2017 Light Up Learning fundraiser VIP area photo gallery. Read full story

Light Up Learning

Light Up Learning lights up early learning efforts

Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons joined forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story


Brain Bags: ARC Gateway is part of the Early Learning City

Through the Brain Bags, Arc Gateway is investing in the future of the Pensacola metro area — one child and one set of parents at a time. Read full story

Training & Development

Win the battle against pushback

Pushback in inevitable. The first step is to not be surprised. Read full story