School Readiness


Operation Backpack starting up

City of Pensacola Parks Department hosting school supply drive June 1-Aug. 4

Schools out for summer, but the City of Pensacola Parks & Recreation Department already has next school year on the brain. Read full story


Update: Early Learning Garden

The garden is one way that a group of people wove the concept of creating an Early Learning City into their area of expertise — architecture and design. Read full story


Closing Escambia’s achievement gap can pay great dividends

Finding a way for Escambia schools to help close the "achievement gap" for our students will pay off in better education outcomes, economic opportunities and quality of life. Read full story


CARE Act could expand access to early ed

Child Care Access to Resources for Early-learning Act would boost funding for School Readiness, which already helps 3,000 Escambia children. Read full story


‘ReadyRosie’ a bright spot in early learning

Ready Rosie promotes early learning by providing an online parent engagement tool that models fun and easy literacy and math activities for young children. Read full story

Early learning

Gov. Scott proposes boost for early learning

Pensacola early learning advocates applaud proposal that would boost funding for voluntary prekindergarten, school readiness. Read full story