The Nest is a nonprofit organization that serves the community of Lakeland and its surrounding areas through carefully designed programs and support groups in order to enact positive changes within local families.
EDUCATION – We offer many opportunities to inform, strengthen, and empower parents to make the decisions that are just right for their family. Our most popular classes are Prenatal Nutrition, Breastfeeding Basics, Natural Childbirth, Infant Massage, and Infant & Child CPR. We also host workshops and other informative events at our office from time to time.
LACTATION – Group and private support available. Our staff includes four Certified Breastfeeding Specialists and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). We strive to be a source of education, encouragement, and support for mothers who have chosen to provide this naturally healthy start for their children.
DOULA SERVICES – The Nest Doulas provide non-clinical educational, emotional, and physical support to women and their families during pregnancy, labor, and in the postpartum period. In this role, we share unbiased, evidence-based information and recommendations to aid women in making informed decisions about their care and that of their baby.
At The Nest, we believe that strong families help build strong communities. Our mission is to help parents feel confident and supported as they make the best choices for them and their family. Please visit our website for more information.
Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. This Success By 6 parent resource center is a warm, welcoming place where parents and other family members come to access information, support services, and the tools they need to be the best parents they can be. Forty-two agencies offer services on site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Parents come for one service or class and return for others. The center is located at 109 N. Kentucky Ave in Lakeland, in the same building as Explorations V Children’s Museum.
Weekly classes for ages 0-5 are offered for FREE! 2018-19 Schedule coming soon. Schedule follows Polk County Schools calendar. All classes are also listed on our calendar at www.lakelandmom.com/calendar.
Moms of Lakeland (formerly MOPS at Church at the Mall) reaches local moms with weekly gatherings where they will find biblical community and encouragement with other moms. Weekly gatherings include Bible study, guest speakers, brunch, and crafts while providing preschool childcare in a safe and nurturing environment. Moms of preschool and elementary aged children are welcome to attend! Childcare is available upon registration for children birth-preschool. We start August 13th, 2019 and meet every Tuesday during the school year from 9-11:30 AM at Lakes Church (1010 E. Memorial Blvd. Lakeland, FL).
For more information, connect with Moms of Lakeland on Facebook.
Pokemon Club – select Mondays at 2:30pm
Invent It Makerspace – grades 3 & up – select Mondays from 3-4pm
Paws to Read – select Mondays at 3:30pm – kids can come read to our therapy dogs and gain confidence in yourself!
Come Art with Me – select Tuesdays at 3:30pm
Preschool Story Time – ages 3-5 – Wednesdays at 10:30
Wii Wednesdays – ages 10 & up – Wednesdays at 3pm
Visit their website for a full list of programs for Kids and TEENS! http://mulberrylibrary.com/programs/
Many programs require advance registration.