Summer Learning Academies at Sarasota County Title 1 schools are helping close the achievement gap often punctuated by summer. Summer breaks from structured, educational instruction at school has a disparate effect on low-income students, whose parents can't afford quality summer childcare.Read More
Florida children are falling behind in economic well-being, but enjoyed gains in health, maintaining the state’s rank of 40th out of the 50 states in the latest Kids Count annual report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.Read More
Title I elementary schools will distribute a literacy bag to each family that registers an incoming kindergarten student this summer. The contents, a collection of fun and easy ways to get kids excited about reading, will help kids succeed their first year of school. Check out the video to learn more.Read More
Our community was recently awarded the coveted All-America City Award for helping low-income children improve their life by focusing on getting them on the road to longterm success through early reading.Read More
Talking is Teaching, a summer pilot program, hopes to help parents recognize their power to boost their child’s early brain and vocabulary development through simple, everyday actions. Vocabulary development during early schooling is linked to later reading skills and general success in school.
Since the partnership between Tuttle Elementary School and All Faiths Food Bank began, Principal Tomas Dinverno has seen a significant increase in student attendance — so much that it boasts one of the highest daily attendance averages in the district this year.Read More
Each year, elementary school students get their eyesight checked during state-mandated vision screenings in Florida. But a report released by the Florida Department of Health reveals that a large number of those who were found to have vision problems in Sarasota and Manatee counties do not get help.Read More
There are few recent studies on the prevalence of diabetes in kids, but according to the National Institutes of Health, as obesity rates in children continue to soar, type 2 diabetes, a disease that used to be seen primarily in adults age 45 and older, is becoming more prevalent among children.Read More
Better dads mean better outcomes for their kids. Engaged fathers increase their children's likelihood of graduating from college, scoring well in school and cognitive development overall. The Nurturing Dads program offered in Sarasota and Northport, helps dads become a pillar in their child's lifelong success.Read More
1. Reading Fur Fun
Come read to a furry friend!
When: Mon. May 22, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Where: North Sarasota Library, 2801 Newtown Blvd Sarasota, FL 34234
General Admission, (Members Free), includes extra child friendly activities throughout the morning and early afternoon. From yard games and farm animals to history and exploring.
When: Wed. May 24, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34240
3. Green Explorers Bubble Bonanza at Bennett Park
We’ll be experimenting with unbreakable bubbles, colored bubbles, and giant airy suds. Using hands on discovery, and the participants’ own creativity, attendees will have a chance to play in nature. Green Explorers is a low structure, highly social and experienced based activity. Program recommended for age 6-12 year olds, but all ages welcome. Reservations are required - email email@example.com or call 941-742-57 57 ext. 4.
When: Thursday, May 25, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Where: Bennett Park
Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, juniors are taught the proper fundamentals of the golf swing, including grip, stance and posture. All clubs and balls are provided.
Number of participants range from 20 – 60 juniors. For ages 5 – 15. Sign up not required.
*Clinic starts promptly at 9 a.m., so please be on time!
- When: Saturday, May 27, 9 - 9:45 a.m.
Where: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4725 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
5. Families Flock Together: Beachcombing for Beginners at Emerson Point Preserve
Beach wrack is all the organic material that tides, wind, and waves bring to our shorelines. Come learn about all the interesting treasures you can find as you walk along the beach. Identify common shells, seeds, and critters on the shoreline and create your own guidebook. Explore beneath the waves as we dip net along the shoreline at Emerson Point. Be sure to bring closed toed shoes that can get wet, a change of clothes, and a towel.
Program recommended for age 6-12 year olds, but all ages welcome. Reservations are required. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 941-742-5757 ext. 4 .
Contact Phone: 941-742-5757
Introduced in a limited rollout during the 2015-16 school year, an internationally acclaimed intervention program for rescuing low-performing first-grade readers from what could lead to a lifetime of failure is about to go big.
Seventy-two percent of the children who complete the Reading Recovery are able to successfully “discontinue” the program. That means that kids once considered candidates for special education will likely never need remedial reading again.Read More