We believe a strong and growing community is built by having a thriving early education program that prepares children for school and futre careers.
Studer Community Institute is focused on “the first 1,000 days” of a baby’s life. Those first 3 years of life are critical in a child’s brain development. A $50 donation provides Brain Bags to two mothers. Make a one-time or recurring donation today!
Brain Bags are early literacy gift bags given to new mothers before they leave the hospital. They include: a storybook, P is For Pelican, the ABCs of Pensacola, which uses landmarks in our community to build letter awareness and encourage family reading; Baby Steps, a baby book that can be personalized to help parents track early brain development milestones in the first three years of life; a toy; and a binder of community resource information and partners to help support parents. It includes library locations, screen time guidelines, Thirty Million Words Initiative teaching points, healthy lifestyle advice for the first year of life, and safe sleep information.
The Studer Community Institute is focused on improving our community’s quality of life. We do that by focusing on skill building for employees and businesses and creating tools and interventions to help parents understand the power and importance of early brain development.