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Back to School Sales Tax Holiday Florida

Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday – August 7-9, 2020

The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for August 7 - 9, 2020 and we've got all the details you need to know to save some $$ on your back to school shopping!
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Florida P-EBT Card for Students

Polk County Public School Students to Receive $313 P-EBT Card by Mail

If your child attends a Polk County Public School, check your mail this coming week – a P-EBT card with $313.50 on it is being sent to all Polk County Public School students enrolled in a traditional school, as well as some charter school students.
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SAT Test Prep Lakeland

Why Your High Schooler Should Still Take the ACT or SAT Test

/ Education, Homepage, Teens
As ACT and SAT testing has been repeatedly postponed, some students are delaying their test prep plans, or thinking of skipping these tests altogether. Learn more about the impact of SAT/ACT changes, and current misconceptions about colleges and universities making these tests optional for college admission.
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Online Summer Camps

Online Summer Camps & At-Home DIY Activities

Online or Virtual Summer Camps are the ideal resource if you're traveling or looking for at-home activities to keep kids engaged & learning all summer long. Includes both FREE and paid camps and online activities.
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VBS Lakeland

Virtual Vacation Bible School and VBS Activity Boxes from Lakeland area Churches

/ Camps, Education, Homepage, Summer Fun
We have some fantastic Vacation Bible School programs in the Lakeland area, but many of them aren’t happening in-person this year. Instead, area churches are bringing you Virtual VBS options and VBS Activity Boxes.
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Lakeland Preschools & Daycare Guide (1)

Preschool and Daycare Guide

Find Preschools and Daycare options in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales & across Polk County. This list includes infant daycare centers, church daycare, Christian preschools, Montessori Preschools, head start preschools, VPK free preschool programs, and more.
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Private School Guide

Private School Guide

/ Education, Guide, Homepage
Learn more about Private Schools in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Lake Wales & across Polk County. Our Private School Guide includes private school listings for all ages from preschool through 12th grade.
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Family Board Games

Our Top 10 Favorite Family Board Games

Our family loves playing card games and board games, and we’ve graduated to strategy games where everyone – kids included – has a fair shot at winning and there are often bragging rights involved! See our 10 favorite family-friendly games both parents and kids will enjoy.
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Take Home Activity Kits

Take-Home Activity Kits for Kids in the Lakeland area

/ Camps, Education, Homepage, Summer Fun
Take-home kits, at-home activities, curbside pick-up kits… we aren’t sure what exactly to call these options, but local businesses and organizations have some great hands-on activities for your kids to do at home this summer.
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Summer Reading

2020 Summer Reading Programs & FREE Reading Resources

Want to keep your kids reading and learning over the summer? Find a FREE summer reading program or online book subscription to get them excited to read!
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Celebrate the Last Day of School (2)

15+ Fun Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School

The end of the 2019-20 school year is near and it is time to celebrate! Reaching the finish line on this crazy school year definitely calls for a celebration for kids, parents, and teachers, and we've got a list of fun ideas for you to mark the occasion and kick off the summer.
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Virtual Tutoring & Test Prep

Virtual Tutoring & Test Prep Available in the Lakeland Area

Many of our local tutoring and test prep services have converted to online tutoring. This is a great opportunity for your child to receive additional one-on-one instruction, especially in any subjects where they might be struggling. Find out more about local tutoring and test prep options.
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

12+ Ideas for Teacher Appreciation Gifts This Year {including Virtual options}

May 4th - 8th is Teacher Appreciation Week, and here at my house, I have never appreciated teachers more than right now! While we can’t thank teachers in person at school, we can still show our appreciation with this great list of gift ideas teachers will love, including FREE Virtual Thank You ideas.
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Teacher Appreciation Week Lakeland (2)

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week: Join Our Community Apple Display

/ Education
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and while we can’t thank our teachers in person, we’ve got another way to honor them, social distancing style. Join in a community apple display to celebrate ALL of our teachers in Lakeland and Polk County during Teacher Appreciation Week!
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Lakeland Book Club

Sign up for the Lakeland Book Club and get a Free Children’s Book by Mail

The Lakeland Book Club is a collaborative network of nonprofits and volunteers with the shared goal of making sure that every student who needs a book receives a book while school is closed. If you have a child age birth through second grade, sign up to receive a free book by mail.
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Polk Schools Canceled Coronavirus

Polk County Schools Closed Though the End of the School Year – Distance Learning Continues

Polk County Public School campuses are closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Distance Learning will continue through May, and additional details will be provided by PCPS.
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Harry Potter Online Activities

Harry Potter Online Games, Activities, Trivia, and an Escape Room for Kids & Adults

/ Education, Homepage, Indoor Fun
If you have a Harry Potter fan at home, or maybe you dream of being a wizard yourself, we're here to help you add a touch of Harry Potter magic to your days. These Harry Potter online activities – websites, apps, printables, and even a Harry Potter escape room – will provide your kids (or you) with hours of magical Hogwarts themed fun.
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Polk County School Calendar

Polk County School Calendars for 2020 – 2021 {includes Private & Charter Schools}

/ Education, Homepage
Polk County School Calendars for the 2020-21 school year including Public, Private & Charter Schools. Get dates for school holidays, Thanksgiving Break, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
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Polk County School Options - Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

Polk County School Options – Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies & more

/ Education, Homepage
Explore School Choice Options in Lakeland and Polk County. Get details on Magnet, Charter, IB, Academies, Performing Arts, & more, and find out when to apply.
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Polk County School Showcase WE3 Expo 2019

School Showcase to Highlight School Options in Polk County

/ Education
Visit the School Showcase at The RP Funding Center from November 7 - 9, 2019 to learn about the innovative careers, schools, and programs offered in Polk County Schools.
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Family Fundamentals - Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals – Free Classes & Activities for Kids Ages 0-5

Family Fundamentals offers FREE classes on a weekly basis for children from infants through age 5 where parents and children will learn and socialize as they participate in fun, stimulating, developmental activities. Kids love it, and it's a great opportunity to meet other moms!
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Lakeland Mom Back to School Guide

Back-To-School Bashes, Free School Supplies, Donation Drives in Polk County

We've got a full list of back to school events, free school supplies, our favorite back to school gear, Stuff the Bus donation locations, tax-free shopping holiday info, and more.
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Crossroads Christian School Lakeland Special Needs Autism

Crossroads Christian School provides a Personalized Education Focus for Grades K-12

With low student-teacher ratios and and an encouraging, nurturing environment, Lakeland area kids with special education needs are finding success at Crossroads Christian School, and your child can too!
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College Financial Aid

Finding Financial Aid for College or Career School

One of the biggest barriers for most of us, and our kids, when it comes to higher education is the cost. We hear the phrase “financial aid is available” but we’re often not sure where to start. Learn where you can find financial aid for college and career schools.
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Colleges and Technical Schools in Lakeland (6)

College Bound: Lakeland Style – Colleges & Technical Schools in Lakeland

If you or your child are considering continuing your education, good news! We have some pretty incredible schooling options right here in Polk County, so you can head to class not too far from home. Learn more about places to earn an associate, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, as well as certification programs.
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Epic Kids Books

Get Your Kids Excited About Summer Reading with Epic!

Kids of all ages will love Epic - an unlimited eBook library your kids can take anywhere on a phone, tablet, or computer. Perfect for Summer Reading. LIMITED TIME SUMMER OFFER - Get 3 months for only $3 - for up to 4 kids!
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts

Teacher Appreciation Gifts… what to give and what to avoid

Teacher Appreciation & End of Year Gift Ideas. A list of do's and don'ts when it comes to giving gifts and showing teachers how much you appreciate them!
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All Saints Academy

Innovation Studios at All Saints Academy

/ Education, Homepage
Innovation Studios is creating students who are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and self-starters. Through this 4 year program, students learn to collaborate, delegate, and think outside the box as they design solutions for real-world problems. Learn more about this unique program at All Saints Academy.
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Preschool VPK Florida

Florida’s FREE VPK Program – With New Delayed Enrollment For Later Birthdates

/ Education, Homepage
Florida VPK is a FREE prekindergarten program for 4 & 5 year-olds. Recent changes allow parents to delay enrollment for kids born between Feb. 2 - Sept. 1. Find out how to apply.
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WE3 Expo to highlight options in Polk County Schools for PreK through Adults

WE3 Expo to highlight options in Polk County Schools for PreK through Adults

/ Education
Visit the WE3 EXPO at The RP Funding Center from November 1 - 3, 2018 to learn about the innovative careers, schools, and programs offered in Polk County Schools.
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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library: Free Books for Kids 5 & Under

/ Education, Freebies & Deals, Homepage
If you have a child under the age of 5, you can sign up today for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library - a book gifting program that mails free, high-quality books to children from birth until age 5.
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Huntington Learning Center

Huntington Learning Center: Personalized Tutoring Services & Test Prep in Lakeland

Huntington Learning Center has been helping students get the best education possible for almost 40 years. Whether your child is struggling academically or just wants to get ahead, Huntington can tailor a personalized tutoring or test prep program with one-on-one attention that will achieve results.
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After School Care Programs Lakeland

Guide to After School Programs in Lakeland

Find after school care where your kids will be engaged, have fun, and receive homework help during the hours between school and work ending. All of the after school programs on our list provide school pick up.
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Prep Sportswear Lakeland School Team Gear

Get Personalized School Swag from Prep Sportswear – Hats, Shirts, Backpacks & more

Kick off the new school year with personalized fan gear to show your school pride. Get school swag from Prep Sportswear for over 100 schools in Lakeland & Polk County!
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All Saints Academy Lakeland Winter Haven

Lakeland Mom looks at All Saints Academy

Learn about All Saints Academy, an independent Christian school for ages 2 - 12th grade. ASA has a college prep focus and is conveniently located between Lakeland and Winter Haven. From the small classes and personalized attention to the innovation and unique activities available to students, you'll be impressed!
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Celebrate National Library Week – April 8 - 14, 2018

Celebrate National Library Week – April 8 – 14, 2018

Our Libraries aren’t only a place of quiet study, but also creative and engaging community centers that host numerous events for children and adults. Find out about storytimes, classes, and hands-on events for children of all ages at local libraries in Lakeland, Bartow, Mulberry, Winter Haven, and across Polk County.
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