SOAR Summer Enrichment

SOAR Summer Enrichment

Are you looking for a fun and inclusive program where your child will gain skills? Are you ready for your child to reach new heights? Join our Summer Enrichment Camp, SOAR!

What is SOAR?

SOAR is a small group summer program that has been specially designed by experts in all areas of child development. SOAR is designed to help meet your child where they are and help them to maintain the growth they have had during the school year and to build new skills for school, home, and beyond.

Your child will participate in activities created and run by licensed occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech language pathologists and teachers. Built on fun and play-based learning, your child will have no idea how hard they are working. SOAR is designed to address each individual child’s areas of need.

SOAR is designed as a two day a week program to promote greater carryover of skills while still leaving plenty of time for your child to have down time and fun family time in the summer.

The program will run twice a week for four weeks and you are welcome to sign up for more than one four week session.

Spend 45 minutes per day with each of the following:

  • Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Special Education Teacher

Common skills addressed will include:

  • Academic skills
  • Language development
  • Social skill with peers
  • Following directions
  • Executive functioning skills
  • Sensory and motor skills including strength and control, balance, coordination and motor planning 

SOAR Summer Enrichment - 2 Hours and 15 minutes, 2 days a week - 4 Week Session, 8 classes total - $1,100

For questions, please contact Rachel Lott, OTD, OTR/L at

 Meet Our Staff

Dr. Rachel Lott, Occupational & Aquatic Therapy

Rachel Lott is a seasoned licensed Occupational Therapist with over 15 years experience. She is certified in Sensory Integration and has dedicated her career to working with children of all abilities and helping them maximize their potential.

She began her career while still in college by working both one on one with children in their homes, and at a special needs and inclusions day camp program in Cincinnati. These experiences gave her unique perspective on the needs of a child through the family’s eyes, to include the definite benefit and need for inclusion for children.While she has spent the majority of her career working in area school districts, she has also worked extensively with the birth to three population. In addition, she has also worked for Cincinnati Children’s at the Pearlman Center –for assistive technology and has done aquatic therapy.

Rachel is thrilled to be offering programming at Kid’s First.
She feels it is the perfect place to help all children grow and learn.

Mindy Kuchta, Speech Therapy

Mindy has been a licensed Speech Pathologist since 1993. Mindy is certified to work in the schools and has dedicated her career to working with children. She has experience working in a variety of settings including school, hospital, and private practice and enjoys collaborating with a variety of professionals. Mindy has expertise in oral motor speech, feeding, wholistic treatment strategies.  Mindy is local to the West Chester area and has 2 grown children who were former Tumblebees and participants of various Kids First programs and camp. Mindy loves to partner with families to support children in reaching their full potential and learn through play.

Anna Frank, Physical Therapy

In 1993, Anna graduated from The Ohio State University with her degree in Allied Medical Professions.  As a physical therapist, she has worked in pediatrics, orthopedics, inpatient, outpatient, skilled nursing facilities and taught aquatic classes to adults with arthritis. For the last 18 years Anna has focused on pediatrics, working with a diverse population ranging from musculoskeletal disorders to children with autism.  Anna loves working with children and enjoys helping them reach their potential.  When not working, Anna enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children and fostering dogs for individuals with special needs.

Keri Turner, Intervention Specialist

Keri Turner has worked as an Intervention Specialist for 19 years.  She taught in an Integrated Preschool Classroom for 11 years and has been in her current position for 8 years as a Multiple Disability Classroom teacher for students in grades K-2.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Bowling Green State University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Dayton.  She has taken additional Master’s coursework through Ashland University and has her ESL Certification (TESOL).  Keri has two of her own children – Owen, age 13 and Stella, age 10. She loves dogs, running, and vacationing at the beach! Keri is excited to be a part of this summer program and loves working with children!

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