Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager

Education

LENA Start groups showing progress in boosting parent talk

Studer Community Institute is halfway through its LENA Start project and we can share some preliminary data about our results. Read full story

Education

Early Learning Coalition among IMPACT 2017 winners

The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County will support project called Grow With Me, which will utilize the Nemours BrightStart! toolkit for infant/toddler and preschool classrooms. Read full story

Training & Development

Make customer service your mantra

70 percent of customers hit the road, not because of price or product quality issues, but because they did not like the human side of doing business with the provider

Delivering a great customer experience — especially in bad times — is critical to your own success and the success of your business or organization. Read full story

Education

IP Foundation to award SCI early learning grant

The International Paper Foundation offers grants to nonprofits in communities where it has a facility in support of three Signature Causes — children’s education, disaster relief and health and wellness. Read full story

Education

Reaching parents fast with early education message is key

The authors of Cradle to Kindergarten say that 55 percent of the nation’s 3- and 4-year-olds attend a formal preschool. Read full story

Education

Brain Bags boost Arc, Early Childhood Court programs

The SCI Brain Bag is being used throughout the community in many ways to help parents understand the power of talk and interaction to build a baby's brain. Read full story

SCI Building

Photo Gallery: SCI building brainstorming

Nearly 200 people attended public input sessions on Sept. 20 to brainstorm ideas in design and function for the new Studer Community Institute building. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Design, plans for SCI building taking shape with public input

Ideas from public input sessions will help shape design, programming at Studer Community Institute building in downtown Pensacola. Read full story

Training & Development

Quint column: Why mentorship matters

Mentorship can be explained as a partnership between individuals to promote professional and career development. Read full story

Education

Brain Bags: Talk More tips

Brain Bag tips on how to "Talk More." It means even before your child can answer you, talk to him. He hears everything, and everything he hears can build his brain. Read full story

CivicCon

CivicCon launches with a look at good growth in cities

Speaker series sponsored by Studer Community Institute and the Pensacola News Journal begins Sept. 26

Hear Charles Marohn in “Is Pensacola a Strong Town?” on Sept. 26 at the Pensacola Little Theatre, 400 S. Jefferson St., in Pensacola. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the presentation begins at 6 p.m. You can register here. Read full story

Education

SCI debuts commercial on Early Learning City

A new commercial, set to begin airing on Cox and At&T Uverse the weekend of Sept. 9-10, aims to explain the idea of an Early Learning City Read full story