Head Start


Partnerships make communities better, families stronger

A key part of SCI's efforts is building relationships and creating partnerships to be in the best position to offer parents support to help develop the tools and skills to improve their children’s lives. Read full story

Early Learning City

Early Learning City: Resources

In this ad, SCI looks at the existing resources that can help build Pensacola into an Early Learning City. Read full story


SCI TV Show: Getting ready for preschool

Head Start and the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County is looking for young children from ages 0 to 5 years to fill spots in their preschool classrooms. Read full story


Helping children get a head start

The more children who enter kindergarten well-prepared, the less time and energy teachers have to devote to helping children who are behind catch up to those with the head start. Read full story


Shannon’s Window: How T.R. Jackson builds youngsters and their families

Helping children succeed in school sometimes includes helping their parents fill the gaps in their own education. And that's how you change lives. Read full story


Shannon’s Window: Winning the battle of school readiness

What does it take to win the battle of kindergarten readiness? One story from the staff at T.R. Jackson Head Start and Prek gives a glimpse. Read full story


VPK in Florida grows up

State program that makes a half-day of prek free to all 4-year-olds is a decade old

State officials mark 10 years of the VPK, which offers a half-day of preschool free to every Florida 4-year-old, as they move forward with new tools to gauge its impact on kindergarten readiness. Read full story

Early learning

New Head Start program coming to Molino

New Head Start location in Molino will boost access to early learning in Escambia County. Read full story