Early Learning Coalition


Expanding parent programs to help build babies’ brains

As we embark on a new year, SCI plans to expand Parent Outreach and LENA Start programs in more places to serve more parents and their children. Read full story


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


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


Update: Parents key to building better babies

Parents are their children’s first teachers and if we are to have any success to build better babies, we have to reach parents to help them become the best first teachers they can be for their babies' earliest years and beyond. Read full story


Helping parents bridge the early learning gap

A new venture for the Studer Community Institute is to promote parental engagement and help parents bridge the early learning gap to improve kindergarten readiness. Read full story


How far did Escambia kindergartners come in a year?

In one year, Escambia County's kindergartners make remarkable progress thanks to their teachers. To get more of them where they need to be, the community needs to pitch in. Read full story


Shannon’s Window: How T.R. Jackson builds youngsters and their families

Helping children succeed in school sometimes includes helping their parents fill the gaps in their own education. And that's how you change lives. Read full story


It makes sense to invest in preschool

Investing in early learning and high-quality preschool programs provides a win-win solution by improving outcomes for children and preparing our future workforce for economic competiveness, all while saving taxpayers money in the long run. Read full story


Florida again struggles with testing readiness

Problems with the way kindergarten readiness is calculated at the state level make it hard for districts that want to use the data to do so. Read full story


Safety measures delayed for early learning centers

Legislation to toughen standards for early learning centers will have to wait until next year for approval after the bill stalled in the Senate at the end of the 2015 session. Read full story


Prioritizing early education

Advocates hope a May 20 Early Education Summit will highlight the importance of strong early learning programs

Advocates hope a May 20 Early Education Summit will highlight the importance of strong early learning programs in the Pensacola area. Read full story


Imagination Station wants to get you in the early literacy game

WSRE's Imagination Station is hosting an event on April 12 that aims to bring a love of learning to the old ball game at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium. Read full story