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Spotlight on Success

Read about some of our success stories.

Produce Partners

Thank you to Detwiler’s Farmers Market and the Manatee Food Bank for their generous donation of fresh fruit and produce for our Soar in 4 classrooms. Our teachers created fruit and vegetable exp…
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Rogers Garden VPK is FLYing

The Family Literacy Yearlong (FLY) kits are a classroom set of 22 complete week long activities that have been designed to support the Florida VPK standards.  Each week the classroom teacher select…
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October Soar is Embracing

Family and friends focused on the concept Embracing our Differences for our October theme.  Our hope is that the ideas presented at our Soar in 4 events become a part of our family’s home, their to…
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Embracing Our Differences Submission

The concept for our piece came from discussions with our 4 year olds and their families, many of whom originated from different countries around the world.  The picture was taken in one of our Soar i…
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Pumpkin Provocations

In early childhood teaching the term provocation is derived from the Reggio Emilia Approach. For children a ‘Reggio Inspired’ provocation is an open ended activity that doesn’t have a presc…
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Soar in 4 “Stuffed the Bus”

Soar in 4 “Stuffed the Bus” to benefit The Food Bank of Manatee,  “Stuff The Bus” was held at all 16 Manatee County Publix locations on Sunday, September 30, 2018 from 9am t…
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Soaring in September

Over 450 pre-k, k, first, and second grade students and their family members attended our September Soar in 4 at our three great downtown locations, the South Florida Museum, the ArtCenter and the Ce…
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Exploring Nature

Our Soar in 4 night focused on the benefits of interacting with nature. We learned that when our children spend plenty of time playing outside it improves their chances of future health and academ…
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Water is Every Where

We use water every day, we bathe in it, drink it, and cook with it.   Children love to scoop, pour, and explore, with water over and over and over again. On July 18th we explored the physical proper…
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Footsteps 2 Brilliance

It was a great night at the Central Library! We had great traffic into the room with multiple families in that room at a time. Many were families of incoming 4 year old students so we didn’t set the…
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July 2nd Building and Structures

Children learn through positive interactions with caring adults who understand how children develop and provide opportunities for meaningful hands-on learning experiences. They learn best through enga…
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Partners In Play At The Museum

We had a beautiful evening with the families at the Museum on Wednesday. A total of 19 families joined Partners In Play for the 1st time – a total of 47 clients. We also had many teachers coming thr…
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June 1st Summer Here We Come

Staff from 6 neighborhoods, Ballard, Blackburn, Bayshore, Oneco, Rogers Garden Bullock, Sea Breeze and Tillman were invited to the Manatee County Central Library to learn more about the Soar in 4 summ…
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