thirty million words initiative

Education

LENA Start groups showing progress in boosting parent talk

Studer Community Institute is halfway through its LENA Start project and we can share some preliminary data about our results. Read full story

Education

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

Education

Radio spots encourage parents to use power to build language skills

The Studer Community Institute staff has crafted a series of radio spots that give parents and caregivers tips on how to boost the number of words young children hear, improving the language skills they will need to be ready for kindergarten. Read full story

Education

Building readiness among infants now

The relationships with the important people in a baby’s life can literally shape and form the intricate structure of an infant’s brain. Read full story