Shannon Nickinson

Shannon Nickinson Project Manager


Update: The Brain Bag Roadshow

The Baby Steps book is meant to help parents track some of the developmental markers in the first three years of a child's life. Read full story


Museum Plaza will contain early learning elements

The University of West Florida Historic Trust broke ground on Jan. 31 for Museum Plaza, a historic preservation and education project that will help tell the story of Pensacola’s rich history. Read full story

Training & Development

SCI Training: Leveraging employee engagement

How can employee engagement work for you and your business? Learn more on Feb. 24. Read full story


What’s in Gov. Scott’s 2017 budget for early learning?

Statewide proposed increase of $36 million in early learning could mean nearly $1 million for two programs in Escambia County, local officials say. Read full story


SCI’s early learning priorities for 2017

Three projects that Studer Community Institute has under way this year aim to support children and parents to make the most of early learning opportunities. Read full story

Training & Development

EntreCon Pensacola 2016: A look back

As we are hard at work planning EntreCon 2017, here's a look back at the highlights from the 2016 event. Read full story


Early Learning City: Community

An Early Learning City maximizes all of the resources in the community and points them toward a common purpose — helping all children have the best chance to be ready for school. Read full story


Early Learning City: Businesses

Wherever parents with young children gather — and have to wait — having things on hand that can keep little ones occupied and are educational makes a much more pleasant experience for everyone. Read full story


Brain Bag teaching points can help ‘language nourishment’

Georgia is tackling the "30 million word gap" as a matter of public health. We hope the IMPACT Brain Bag can be a small piece of a similar effort in Pensacola. Read full story


Report: What an Early Learning City could look like

The Studer Community Institute's Early Learning City "white paper" is a look at our suggestions for the path to creating a community that supports parents and helps them make the most of "the first 1,000 days" — the critical first three years of a child's life. Read full story


How family-friendly is Florida?

Not very according to criteria used by the site WalletHub to compare states

Survey by personal finance website finds Florida lacking in some areas that would make a state "family friendly." The Pensacola Metro Dashboard shows local data. Read full story


Early Learning City: Siblings

Older brothers and sisters can be vital in the early childhood brain development of their siblings. Read full story