Studer Community Institute is focused on “the first 1,000 days” of a baby’s life.
Those first 3 years of life are critical in a child’s brain development.
Research tells us that the more words a child hears by age 3, the more growth occurs in their brains. The “achievement gap” — the 30 million word gap between children from low-income families and those from better-off families is linked to early language exposure.
The Brain Bags are early literacy kits that all three major birthing hospitals in Escambia County will give to their new mothers upon discharge from the hospital. They aim to coach parents on the power that language has to build a child’s brain, especially in the critical first three years of life.
They include teaching points, developed from materials from Studer Community Institute’s partners at the University of Chicago’s Thirty Million Words Initiative, to give new parents advice about how to work more words into their interactions with their babies at home.
Brain Bag Binder - community resources and shared content to help new parents know where to go at glance for help, advice and guidance locally. It’s all designed to be the first of many conversations we hope to help start with new parents about how important it is to talk to their babies.
*Any collateral in the Brain Bag must be approved by Studer Community Institute and is required to be relevant and educational to the audience receiving the Brain Bags.
Our early learning projects are made possible by the support of our donors, partners and sponsors. Their generosity is improving the quality of life in our community.
Thank you for helping make Pensacola an Early Learning City.
You, too, can join us in our mission to improve the quality of life. Help us as we work together to make Pensacola the best place in the world to live and raise a family.
To learn more, contact Nicole Webb Bodie, Director of Community and Business Outreach, at [email protected]