Early education

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

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

Studer Community Institute

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

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

Education

You’ve got to be carefully taught

Study indicates that children understand fairness as early as age 12 months

Now an article in the journal Scientific American says as early as age 12 months, children understand the concept of fairness. And they don't like it when other kids get short-shrift. Read full story

Education

Journal urges pediatricians to advocate for strong early learning

Bringing pediatricians into the effort to create an Early Learning City is a key next step in that campaign's evolution. Read full story

Education

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

Education

Childcare centers partner for parent outreach

This fall, SCI and the Coalition will launch a pilot program for LENA Start parent outreach in Pensacola, the first of its kind in Florida. Read full story

Education

School is almost here — Is your child ready?

We created this graphic with the help of kindergarten teachers in our community to help parents know if their kindergartner is ready for school. We hope you use it as part of your back to school routine. Read full story

Education

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

Education

Seeing the PreK investment as economic development

Early learning is an investment that saves public money in the long term — something that should appeal to folks of all political stripes. Read full story