Escambia offcials take in quality talk in New Orleans


  • May 25, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
Escambia County early learning officials will join peers at a national conference in July on quality rating systems in early education.

Harnessing the Power of Exemplary Customer Service


  • May 25, 2016
  • /   Rachael Gillette
  • /   training-development
On June 23, join Donna Kirby, Pensacola Blue Wahoos vice president of operational development and customer service expert, and learn about building a culture around customer service.

Promoting child development through home visits


  • May 24, 2016
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Throughout Northwest Florida are a number of agencies and organizations that offer a variety of voluntary in-home service at no cost to families that qualify.

What if my boss is the problem?


  • May 23, 2016
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   quint-studer,training-development
"What if my boss is the problem?" Here are some strategies to deal with that very tough problem.

Shannon's Window: Parents key to quality equation


  • May 20, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
Measuring how engaged a parent is can be tough. But making childcare centers track which tools and supports they offer families — and by tying it to rating of quality — is a place to start.

Early childhood intervention makes the most difference


  • May 17, 2016
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Our county’s future well-being depends on developing baby’s brains and getting children ready for kindergarten.

The challenge of quality vs access


  • May 16, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
The man who is at the top of the state’s heap when it comes to early learning acknowledges the limitations when discussing what quality should look like.

Stars Over Escambia aims to move talk to quality


  • May 16, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
The Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County wants to give parents tools to gauge good, better, and best when it comes to quality childcare centers.

How to cultivate positive feedback


  • May 13, 2016
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer
Changing your company's culture to one that nurtures constructive, positive feedback and filters out unproductive negative feedback is hard. Here's some advice on how to make it easier.

Increased minimum wage may not be enough to support many families


  • May 12, 2016
  • /   Phyllis Pooley
  • /   economy
The case for a living wage is a strong one, but whether simply raising the minimum wage to attempt to accomplish it remains an interesting if not fully answered question.