kindergarten readiness

Education

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

Studer Community Institute

Update: Building a community to build a baby’s brain

At the heart of Studer Community’s Institute mission of improving the Pensacola Metro’s quality of life is getting more kids ready for kindergarten. 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

Brain Bag teaching points can help ‘language nourishment’

Georgia is tackling the "30 million word gap" as a matter of public health. We hope the IMPACT Brain Bag can be a small piece of a similar effort in Pensacola. Read full story

Education

High quality childcare is vital to kindergarten readiness

Choosing quality care is important for babies and toddlers, who need nurturing, safe environments in order to thrive. Read full story

Education

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

Studer Community Institute

Finding the right model to prepare children for kindergarten

It's critically important to find the right model to help parents and caregivers develop and use the best tools to help their children reach their developmental milestones and be ready for kindergarten. Read full story

Early Learning City

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

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

Early Learning City

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

Education

SCI partners with University of Chicago in early learning project

Studer Community Institute and the University of Chicago announced a partnership this week to bring an early learning research project to Pensacola. Read full story

Early Learning City

Early Learning City: Roadmap

America's first Early Learning City may still be a vision, but here is the path we think can help lead us there. Read full story