Early learning

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Nurses say Brain Bags a good tool for parent education

The nursing staff at West Florida Hospital says the Brain Bags are a valuable tool that helps them have teachable moments with their moms. Read full story

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Brain Bags: Take Turns Tips

Take Turns means when your child begins to say her first words, the way you respond is critical. Read full story

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LENA Start groups showing progress in boosting parent talk

Studer Community Institute is halfway through its LENA Start project and we can share some preliminary data about our results. Read full story

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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

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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

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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

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Building stronger brains one baby, one parent at a time

It’s never too early to start talking and reading to a baby as research shows that parents can have a positive impact on their child’s language and cognitive development in the first year. Read full story

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SCI debuts commercial on Early Learning City

A new commercial, set to begin airing on Cox and At&T Uverse the weekend of Sept. 9-10, aims to explain the idea of an Early Learning City Read full story

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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

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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

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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

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Making Play Smart ready to roll out

Part of our efforts to create an Early Learning City is a project called Making Play Smart. That effort includes decals that can be placed indoors or out on surfaces such as concrete or asphalt. Read full story