Parent involvement crucial to child's success


  • July 17, 2017
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
A critical part of our mission to improve the quality of life everyone in Northwest Florida is getting more children ready for kindergarten. To help the children means helping their parents.

Brain Bags: Tune In Tips


  • July 14, 2017
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
In the IMPACT Brain Bags, the Studer Community Institute shares these tips to help adults get started to use the power of talk to build a child's brain.

What's your ACES score?


  • July 12, 2017
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
Science is showing the link between “toxic stress” — repeated, frequent exposure of a young, developing brain to stress — damages that child’s ability to learn and process information throughout the rest of that baby’s life.

Quint column: Make your company's values come alive


  • July 12, 2017
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer
Companies that chose profit found it helped short term, but long term, they didn’t do well. The companies that chose values took a short-term financial hit, but the research showed they were run better and lasted much longer.

Escambia adds 17 schools to free meal program


  • July 12, 2017
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
This coming school year, 17 schools in Escambia County will join a program that offers free meals schoolwide through the National School Lunch Program.

Words are food for a baby's brain


  • July 10, 2017
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   early-learning
The relationships with the important people in a baby’s life can literally shape and develop the intricate structure of an infant’s brain.

Quint column: Create a culture that allows employees to motivate themselves


  • July 7, 2017
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer
Each worker must choose themselves to be motivated. The company’s leadership goal is to create the right atmosphere so the employee can motivate themselves.

One community studies the cost of school readiness


  • July 7, 2017
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
Two professors in Southwest Florida wanted to know the price tag for getting the community’s 3- and 4-year-olds kindergarten ready.

Brain Bags: New partners on board


  • June 30, 2017
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning
SCI is pleased to say that several partners in the community have come forward to help begin the work to make sure Brain Bags live beyond the startup grant from IMPACT 100.

School grades: Santa Rosa up, Escambia stays the same


  • June 29, 2017
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
School grades provide parents and the general public an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school and understand how well each school is serving its students.