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.

SCI, pediatricians partner to share The Basics to families


  • June 28, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early learning,early-learning,education
Dad and Baby
SCI partners with Community Health Northwest Florida, Pensacola Pediatrics to share The Basics.

Learners to Earners Summit ties early learning to workforce readiness


  • June 15, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Lincoln Park Elementary early learners
Florida Chamber of Commerce's Earners to Learners Conference ties early education to workforce development.

Texting tool sends right message to parents to help prepare kids for school


  • June 2, 2021
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
A mother shares quality time with her baby after getting Basics Insights text messages on  talking and engaging with children
Basics Insights is one of the newest tools in the kit of Boston-based Basics Inc., an early learning program founded by Dr. Ronald Ferguson, faculty director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University.

The Brain Architects talk policy


  • May 12, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
The Brain Architects podcast
Early brain science can be harnessed to improve education and health outcomes over a person's whole life.

2020 kindergarten readiness rates released


  • March 3, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Children reading
Kindergarten readiness creeps up in Escambia, jumps in Santa Rosa.

Bringing Brain Bag lessons home from Ohio


  • February 23, 2021
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
TriHealth baby book cover
Bringing lesson back to Pensacola from Cincinnati early learning project