SCI Featured on ''Connecting The Community'' Broadcast

  • November 28, 2022
  • /   Steve Nissim
  • /   early learning,early-learning
The episode of ''Connecting The Community'' featured SCI President Rachael Gillette along with team members Frency Moore and Donte Sheppard.
Studer Community Institute featured on popular WSRE-TV (PBS for the Gulf Coast) show

Reading with children is critical to success in school and life

  • March 15, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning
Hiapatia Holley reads to her son during a break at Montclair Elementary's Muffins with Moms event
The importance of reading daily to children at home — with parents or siblings — cannot to be overestimated.

Ex-athlete uses his books and life story to encourage kids to read

  • March 3, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning
Former football standout and educator reminds students at Montclair Elementary that reading, studying and working hard can lead to success in school and life.
From football standout to author, the University of Connecticut graduate is now teaching school and writing books, encouraging students to read, study and work to overcome hardships for success.

Early Learning playground finds home at Gonzalez Court

  • February 2, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning,early-learning
Gonzalez Court is latest site for an early learning garden in Pensacola
A new year ushers in a new place for children to play and learn. Area Housing Commission's Gonzalez Court off of Ninth Avenue is the new home of an early learning garden in Pensacola. Sandy Sansing and his family stepped up to donate $25,000 toward the playground designed

Pensacola Eggfest fuels local charities, including SCI

  • December 14, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning,early learning
Eggfest winners 2021
EggFest charity foodie event sees record year in 2021, donates $65,000 to local charities.

Bringing Home The Impact: Early Brain Development Success Stories Video

  • December 6, 2021
  • /   Steve Nissim
  • /   early learning,early-learning
Moms Kristen Pesce and Denisha Rogers at Light Up Learning
SCI's Early Brain Development programs are making a big difference in the community. Producing a video about two families that benefitted proved just how much.

Reading buddies build brains and improve fluency

  • November 19, 2021
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning,early-learning
Ensley Elementary Buddy Reading program builds bonds, brains and reading fluency
Buddy Reading and Sibling Brain Builders allows younger readers to see what being fluent looks like as they have a peer model demonstrating reading skills.

The warmth of unexpected gratitude

  • October 1, 2021
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early learning,early-learning,education,for-parents
Moreno Court became one of the first Area Housing sites to get an early learning playground on its campus
This typical September afternoon turned out to an atypical experience I’ll remember for a lifetime.

Florida's Childcare Challenges

  • September 8, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   for-parents,early-learning,early learning
childcare survey results
Children's Movement of Florida surveyed parents about their childcare challenges. Here's what they found out.

Gonzalez Court next to receive early learning play space

  • August 13, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early learning,early-learning
playground ribbon cutting
The next Make Play Smart playground is coming to Gonzalez Court.