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Studer Community Institute

Songs and rhymes improve brain development

Encouraging children to sing along and take parts of songs or rhyme are key to building conversational turns. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

Children do better when parents are involved

It it critically important to continue educating parents to read and talk to their children every day from birth so that they come to school ready to learn. Read full story

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LENA Start launches in Pensacola, the first in Florida

Research shows that the more words children hear in the first three years of life builds the brain structure that will be needed later to support reading and thinking skills. Read full story

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Parent outreach program offers valuable lessons

Studer Community Institute is using and building on the important principles of the Thirty Million Words Initiative in its parent outreach programs in Pensacola. Read full story

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Childcare centers partner for parent outreach

This fall, SCI and the Coalition will launch a pilot program for LENA Start parent outreach in Pensacola, the first of its kind in Florida. Read full story

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Providing tools to build babies’ brains

Studer Community Institute is among agencies and organizations throughout Escambia County that offer services to assist young mothers and their children in their growth and development. Read full story

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The power of talking to babies

Research shows that talking more with babies is one of the most critical elements in their brain development. Read full story

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LENA Start gets parents talking to their babies

LENA Start is focused on helping parents build good talk habits that will have an impact babies in the program’s 13-week duration by providing parents with a powerful resource to keep talk top of mind. Read full story