Escambia County Early Learning Coalition

Education

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

Education

What’s in Gov. Scott’s 2017 budget for early learning?

Statewide proposed increase of $36 million in early learning could mean nearly $1 million for two programs in Escambia County, local officials say. Read full story

Education

Local childcare centers piloting language program for toddlers, infants

Escambia County Early Learning Coalition program is on the cutting edge of effort to use LENA technology in childcare centers to support staff development, improve quality. Read full story

Education

Escambia budget hearings see a boost for early learning

One early education program is in line to see a bump in county funding following long Escambia County Commission meetings this week about the 2017 budget. Read full story

Education

Kindergarten readiness rates stalled another year

As the state struggles with kindergarten readiness testing for a second consecutive year, low performing providers of the state's voluntary prekindergarten program remain status quo for another year. Read full story

Education

Helping 5-year-olds make the grade

With new guidelines for kindergarten readiness being rolled out this year, preschool and kindergarten teachers are working both ends of the readiness issue. Read full story

Education

VPK enrollment dipped in Escambia

Changes in registration, transportation access can be barriers to parents enrolling their 4-year-old in the free state preschool program. Read full story

Education

Shannon’s Window: Holding on to the benefits of prek

How do we make prek's benefits last into third grade and beyond? Consistency, say Vanderbilt researchers, something lacking both in Tennessee and Florida. Read full story

Commentary

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