Early learning


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


Guest commentary: The Over-Testing of 4-year-olds

One test, two test, red test, blue test. Over-testing fever threatening to touch Florida's 4-year-olds, writes early learning advocate Kathleen Reynolds. Read full story


Shannon’s Window: Kindergarten readiness scores remain in the dark

The problems in calculating this year's kindergarten readiness scores highlight the fact that the problems with FSA writing test weren't an aberration. Read full story


The foundation for learning begins long before elementary school

Parent and community involvement is the Oakcrest way, says Principal Linda Bonifay. Read full story


The more children hear, the more they learn

Thirty million words. Read full story


Preschool is too late to begin learning

It's never too early for children to start learning

Florida is among 40 states that in the past 10 years have initiated state-funded preschool programs to provide early education for 4-year-olds. Read full story


“Parent talk” helps children learn

Bridging the word gap sets children up to succeed

From the White House to the schoolhouse, the buzz is “bridging the word gap.” Read full story


"Gravity" kicks off movie night at West Florida Library

NEWS RELEASE — The West Florida Public Library system will host the following events in the month of June. If you want details about any of these, contact the Main Library at (850) 436-5060 and follow@MyWFPL on Twitter. Library branches are:   Read full story


Local children help researchers learn how readers are built

FSU study includes Pensacola area preschoolers in study of how young children become strong readers.

FSU research program includes Pensacola metro area preschoolers in study of how young children grow to be strong readers. Read full story