Early learning

Education

Chicago Bears showcase Josh Sitton’s good deeds

Chicago Bears profiled Josh Sitton's good works last week in hosting a fundraiser for the Studer Community Institute. Read full story

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Photo Gallery: Light Up Learning event

Light Up Learning fundraiser photo gallery. Read full story

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Light Up Learning lights up early learning efforts

Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons joined forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story

Education

Brain Bags: ARC Gateway is part of the Early Learning City

Through the Brain Bags, Arc Gateway is investing in the future of the Pensacola metro area — one child and one set of parents at a time. 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

Education

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

Education

Update: Brain Bags growing in the community

The next phase of our work is find ways that the Brain Bag curriculum can support what these good folks do every day, to help them help adults do right by the children in their lives. Read full story

Education

Update: Early Learning Garden

The garden is one way that a group of people wove the concept of creating an Early Learning City into their area of expertise — architecture and design. Read full story

Education

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

Education

Brain Bags launch as part of Early Learning City effort

The first IMPACT Brain Bags are going home with new moms at Pensacola area hospitals. The bags were designed as early literacy gift bags to help parents begin to understand the power of parent talk in the early development of a child’s brain. Read full story

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Pen Air Credit Union, Wahoos, SCI announce partnership

Later this month, Pen Air Federal Credit Union, Blue Wahoos and Studer Community Institute will host a special event to announce a partnership to benefit the Institute's Early Learning City effort. Read full story

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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