Rotary Club of Pensacola Demonstrates Rotary’s Commitment to Literacy and Family Through Millions of Words for Early Literacy

Posted April 2, 2019

Rotary Club of Pensacola President Betty Roberts awarded a check of $10,000 to Studer Community Institute Director of Early Learning, Shannon Nickinson to support the Early Learning Project Brain Bags and Parental Outreach entitled “Millions of Words for Early Literacy.” Rotarian District Grant Director, Ray reported that the two-year project has resulted in “5,377 Brain Bags being presented in 2018  to new mothers at local hospitals to outline what parents can do to educate and build the brain during the first three years.” Research has shown that during the first three years parent involvement in childhood education helps promote readiness for kindergarten, higher IQ test scores and academic success.  As of February 2019, 981 new mothers have received Brain Bags. Local hospitals participating include Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital, Baptist and West Florida.

A second part of the grant is Parent Outreach which continues to provide tools to parents to nurture early cognitive and social-emotional development. Approximately, 270 families in local housing units have received further education resources.

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