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

Donuts with Dads connect families and schools


  • February 7, 2022
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
Dads and father figures showed up in large numbers at Montclair Elementary's Donuts with Dads event.
Getting children ready for school and life starts at birth, and SCI’s emphasis on family engagement and the power of words and parent talk are critically important steps to take.

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.

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.