Soar in 4 is Manatee County’s monthly movement to ensure all early learners and their families have the opportunities and support they need for success in preschool, school and beyond. Soar in 4 is a collaborative effort to ensure all children are reading on grade level by the end of third grade, by focusing on 15 economically disadvantaged neighborhoods.
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Due to COVID-19, the Soar in 4 model has transitioned to a monthly drive through at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature in downtown Bradenton. Each month a new “spotlight book” is featured. Families drive by 14 demonstration tables, (facilitated by Manatee County teachers, non-profit organizations and volunteers,) to learn how to use various materials to support the “spotlight book” text, as well as incorporate take-home materials to continue to play, create, learn, and explore at home together. These monthly events provide families with the resources and information to become their child’s best first teacher at home. All activities are aligned to classroom learning.
The Soar in 4 Program serves 15 high need school zones, but plans expanding to cover all of Manatee County’s Title I elementary schools by 2022. For more information or to learn how to enroll your family in the program, contact your zoned school.