Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County


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

Early Learning City

Early Learning City: Resources

In this ad, SCI looks at the existing resources that can help build Pensacola into an Early Learning City. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

SCI TV Show: Improving early education one step at a time

Two area groups are take important steps in the long journey to make Pensacola America's First Early Learning City. Read full story


SCI TV Show: Getting ready for preschool

Head Start and the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County is looking for young children from ages 0 to 5 years to fill spots in their preschool classrooms. Read full story


Helping children get a head start

The more children who enter kindergarten well-prepared, the less time and energy teachers have to devote to helping children who are behind catch up to those with the head start. Read full story


Escambia offcials take in quality talk in New Orleans

Escambia County early learning officials will join peers at a national conference in July on quality rating systems in early education. Read full story


Early childhood intervention makes the most difference

Our county’s future well-being depends on developing baby’s brains and getting children ready for kindergarten. Read full story


CARE Act could expand access to early ed

Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning Act would boost funding for School Readiness, which already helps 3,000 Escambia children. Read full story

Early learning

Gov. Scott proposes boost for early learning

Pensacola early learning advocates applaud proposal that would boost funding for voluntary prekindergarten, school readiness. Read full story


State VPK providers status quo for a year on readiness scores

Problems with state testing system last school year mean VPK providers won't use new system until this spring

Voluntary prekindergarten providers are trying out a new evaluation tool to gauge how ready for school their kids will be — but it isn't without snags. Read full story


VPK gives children an early start in school

Voluntary Prekindergarten, or VPK, gives children an early start by getting them ready for school and enhancing their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. Read full story


Teaching young children through the arts

Wolf Trap Institute brings STEM education to preschool classrooms

Almost everyday preschoolers in Danielle Hightower’s class at Little Red School House ask to snap their fingers, pat their feet and count in unison. Read full story