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Special edition library card helps students take a look in a book

West Florida Public Libraries and the Escambia County School District are teaming up to ensure every student in Escambia County will receive a special edition library card this week. Read full story

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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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Update: Build a brain one step at a time

As state of Florida officials prepare to rollout a new kindergarten readiness test next school year, it is more important than ever that every parent understands the importance of talking and reading to a child before the first day of school. Read full story

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County’s Play, Grow Learn effort offering spring break program

Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grow program is offering a free spring break camp. Check out the details here. Read full story

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Early Learning City: Community

An Early Learning City maximizes all of the resources in the community and points them toward a common purpose — helping all children have the best chance to be ready for school. Read full story

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Report: What an Early Learning City could look like

The Studer Community Institute's Early Learning City "white paper" is a look at our suggestions for the path to creating a community that supports parents and helps them make the most of "the first 1,000 days" — the critical first three years of a child's life. Read full story

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Early Learning City: Siblings

Older brothers and sisters can be vital in the early childhood brain development of their siblings. Read full story

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As Brain Bags build, we find more early learning voices

It's clear that early education is on a lot of people minds, locally and across the country. It's exciting to think about the role SCI and Pensacola can have on our community. Read full story

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Early Learning City: Healthcare

Steps the healthcare community can take to give parents on the critical importance of exposure to language from ages 0 to 4. Read full story

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Early Learning City: Architecture and the environment

Children learn from what they see around them. If that environment is colorful, filled with words and encourages them to explore using all of their senses, their brains will build strong connections and thrive. Read full story

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UWF Innovation Institute part of project helping childcare providers boost skills

Complete Florida, T.E.A.C.H. partner to provide funding for daycare providers returning to college. Read full story

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Chewing on the childcare affordability challenge

Crunch the numbers and you'll find what working parents know all too well. The cost of childcare — and the challenge of raising quality of that care — is where the rubber meets the road for many families. Read full story