Early 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


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


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


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


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


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


P is for Pelican author helps Brain Bags’ message grow

The Brain Bag project also gives parents a lesson in early brain development before they leave the hospital, meant to help new parents learn a bit about the critical role of language and talk in the way a child's brain develops, especially in the first three years of life. Read full story


Heavyweights weigh in on prekindergarten

At preschool research summit, experts say kindergarten and early elementary grades should be viewed as “charging stations” for sustaining and building on early learning gains. Read full story


SCI Show: Steps to an Early Learning City

In this episode of the Studer Community Institute show, founder Quint Studer reviews the steps to creating an Early Learning City. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Pen Air/SCI partnership is an investment in early education

Pen Air Federal Credit Union and Studer Community Institute announced their partnership of the Early Brain Development initiative at the Blue Wahoos Stadium. Read full story


Building babies brains one step at a time

Every contact made, each partnership created is another step closer to nurturing successful lives in talking to children in important ways to build their brains. Read full story


Update: Brain Bags on target to launch mid-March

The Brain Bag is meant as something to help get the conversation started — between parent and child, grandparent and child, and between parent and healthcare professional. Read full story