SOAR: Early Childhood Education

SOAR is currently registering families for this year's "Get Ready Eddy Kindergarten Camp." This is a FREE one-week summer camp open to Muhlenberg children who will start kindergarten in August 2021. Campers will have the opportunity to get acquainted with a school schedule, while enjoying fun activities with certified teachers who will help them gain the skills they need to be successful when they start kindergarten.  

Children who will start school at Central City or South Elementary, will attend camp at South Elementary School from June 7 - June 11.  

Children who will attend school at Bremen, Greenville or Longest Elementary will attend camp at Longest Elementary from July 12 - July 16.

To participate, children must be registered by Tuesday, May 18.  You can register online here.

 If you have questions, contact Vicki Yonts, SOAR Program Manager, by emailing or calling 270-543-0255.


The Foundation's SOAR program, created in partnership with the Muhlenberg County Board of Education, focuses 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 or 270-543-0255.