brain bags


IMPACT 100 among first architects of the Early Learning City

Our IMPACT grant put Brain Bags into the hands of some 3,838 new parents last year. Nurses at three hospitals have used those bags to teach patients that talking with a newborn is as important changing diapers and healthy feeding. Read full story


Brain Bags becoming part of the culture at local hospitals

Rebeccah Vires and her staff are doing the Brain Bag teaching with moms and finding it a good time to talk about the critical importance of parent interaction with children in building a brain. Read full story


United Way Education Summit helped bridge gaps

Studer Community Institute was among 19 nonprofits that shared insights and resources with 46 school district employees representing 26 schools at the United Way of Escambia County's Education Summit. Read full story


Nurses say Brain Bags a good tool for parent education

The nursing staff at West Florida Hospital says the Brain Bags are a valuable tool that helps them have teachable moments with their moms. Read full story


Brain Bags: Take Turns Tips

Take Turns means when your child begins to say her first words, the way you respond is critical. Read full story


IP Foundation to award SCI early learning grant

The International Paper Foundation offers grants to nonprofits in communities where it has a facility in support of three Signature Causes — children’s education, disaster relief and health and wellness. Read full story


Brain Bags boost Arc, Early Childhood Court programs

The SCI Brain Bag is being used throughout the community in many ways to help parents understand the power of talk and interaction to build a baby's brain. Read full story


Brain Bags: Changing the community one child at a time

The journey that our community is on to become an Early Learning City is starting with them. One family at a time. Read full story


Providing tools to build babies’ brains

Studer Community Institute is among agencies and organizations throughout Escambia County that offer services to assist young mothers and their children in their growth and development. Read full story


Brain Bags: Tune In Tips

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. Read full story


Brain Bags: New partners on board

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. Read full story

Light Up Learning

Light Up Learning lights up early learning efforts

Led by Catholic High School graduate and Studer Community Institute board member Josh Sitton, several of Pensacola's favorite sons joined forces to help invest in the early educational opportunities of the children of this community. Read full story