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Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

After School Care Programs Lakeland

Looking for after school care in Lakeland or Polk County?  A program that will pick your kids up from school and keep them happy and active for the afternoon? Maybe somewhere that also provides homework help during the school year?

Check out our list of afterschool programs in the Lakeland area that can help cover the hours between school and work ending. Each of the programs on our list offer school pick up but school locations vary, call directly to confirm your school is included. We know it is tempting to do your research online, but the best way to find out if an after school program is a good fit is to call and get details over the phone, or even schedule a visit!

If you’re looking for afternoon classes like dance, art, sports, etc. take a look at our Classes & Lessons Directory or Youth Sports Directory.

Our After School Care Guide contains both sponsored and free listings. 

Featured After School Programs in the Lakeland area

Camp Fire 2
Camp Fire Sunshine Central Florida

Camp Fire is one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit youth development organizations offering all-inclusive, co-educational programs. Founded in 1910, Camp Fire’s outcome-based programs include youth leadership, self-reliance, after school groups, camping and environmental education and child care.

Our STEAM Team After-School Program is a science-based, academic enrichment program for youth in K-7th grade. It includes:

  • Hands-on activities and experiments to increase knowledge in science and improve reading comprehension and math skills.
  • Daily homework assistance is provided, as well as facilitated reading comprehension activities.
  • Students also enjoy daily snacks, outdoor activities, and free play.

Pick up available from local schools, drop off after 3:30pm is also an option. STEAM Team runs after school to 6:00 pm.

After School Programs| Scouts + Campfire + 4-H| STEM Programs| Volunteer Opportunities Available| Youth Services
2600 Buckingham Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33803
Next Logo Church in the Highlands
NEXT Leader Development for Middle Schoolers

NEXT Leader Development offers an alternative for *Lakeland Highlands Middle School students each school day from 7-8:30am and 4-6pm. NEXT provides structured care before and after school, convenient drop-off and pick-up right down the road at Presbyterian Church in the Highlands, as well as opportunities for students to develop as leaders and earn community service.  Cost is $40/week for a.m. or p.m. and $60/week for both.

*Students from other middle schools are welcome to be a part, but we do not provide transportation.

After School Programs
1010 Lake Miriam Drive, Lakeland, Florida 33813
YMCA of West Central Florida

The YMCA child care programs provide a safe and fun environment for the enrichment of your child’s mind, body, and spirit. Age appropriate activities are planned and prepared weekly to support the physical development, academic enrichment, and social enrichment of each child. Programs include:

  • Homework Mentoring
  • Character Development
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Board Games
  • Dramatic & Construction Play
  • Math and Science Exploration
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Music & Movement
  • Sports & Physical Fitness
  • Enrichment Classes
  • ​And a Healthy Afternoon Snack

Activities for Ages 5 & Under (Music, Dance, Sports, etc.)| After School Programs| Basketball| Cheerleading| Flag Football| Group Swim Lessons| Gymnastics + Tumbling| Gyms with Childcare| Martial Arts| Preschool / Daycare for Ages 2 & Up| Synchronized Swimming
3620 Cleveland Heights Boulevard, Lakeland, Florida 33803

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Map of After School Care Programs in Lakeland

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