SOAR: Early Childhood Education

 

SOAR is a program of the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, in partnership with the Muhlenberg County Board of Education, focusing on providing Strategies, Opportunities, Advantages and Resources for pre-school aged children and their families in Muhlenberg County, KY.  National research shows that kids who start kindergarten with the skills they need will be more likely to stay at grade level through their school years, helping them achieve lifelong success. To that end, SOAR focuses on early childhood literacy and kindergarten readiness, helping to provide over 30 community events each year, partnering with local providers such as Head Start, preschool and daycare programs. SOAR places a special emphasis on literacy by giving away books year-round at various events, in addition to providing Little Free Libraries and several community bookshelves.  SOAR also hosts several annual county-wide educational programs for children including Kindergarten Camp, Read with the Mayor, a first responders’ Reading Posse, the Books-n-Cream summer reading program, New Baby literacy packets and more.

We encourage you to download the SOAR brochure to learn more about the programs SOAR offers.  Stay in the loop with our latest happenings and offerings by following SOAR on Facebook!  If you have questions about the SOAR Program, please reach out to SOAR Program Manager, Vicki Yonts, at vicki.yonts@muhlenberg.kyschools.us or 270-543-0255.