Public Schools, Private Schools, Homeschooling, Colleges and Schools in Lakeland + Polk County
Whether you’re looking for a local preschool or interested in going back to college, Lakeland Mom’s Education Guide has you covered. It includes information on Polk County public schools, private schools in Lakeland and Polk County, homeschooling, tutoring, and more.
Don’t miss our Childcare + Daycare Guide if you are looking for After School Care, Preschools, or Camps.
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2023 Summer Reading Programs + FREE Books and 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!
Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Weeks: July 24 – August 6, 2023 AND January 1 – 14, 2024
The Florida Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is July 24 – August 6, 2023 and we’ve got all the details you need to know to save money on your back to school shopping! Save on clothing, shoes, uniforms, school supplies, computers, and more.
20+ Free Online Summer Camps + DIY Activities for Kids
Free Online Summer Camps are a great resource if you’re looking for DIY projects to keep kids engaged and learning all summer long. Check out these free websites that provide guided instructions for hands-on activities, coding, art projects, maker projects, and more.
15+ Fun Ways to Celebrate the Last Day of School
The end of the school year is near and it is time to celebrate! Reaching the finish line on the school year definitely calls for a celebration for kids, parents, and teachers, and we’ve got a list of fun last day of school ideas.
15+ Teacher Appreciation Week Ideas – Gifts and Free Ways to Say THANKS
Say THANK YOU during Teacher Appreciation Week with this great list of gifts teachers will love. Includes FREE ways to thank a teacher, plus a list of do’s and don’ts when it comes to giving gifts and showing teachers how much you appreciate them!
Daycares, Preschools, and VPK – Understanding Child Care Options in Florida
Childcare… Daycare… Preschool… Headstart… School Readiness… VPK… there are many different childcare programs in Florida. Learn more about what these terms mean and find out more about preschool and daycare assistance programs.
Florida VPK – Free Prekindergarten for all 4-Year-Olds
Florida VPK is a FREE prekindergarten program for 4 & 5 year-olds. Learn how to apply, the difference between VPK at a public school or private provider, and how to find a VPK near you.
Polk County Schools Calendar for 2024-2025: Public, Private, + Charter Schools
The tentative Polk County School Calendar for the 2024-25 school year has been approved 18 months in advance. Get dates for the first day of school, last day of school, Christmas Break, Spring Break, and more.
Guide to Lakeland + Polk County
Check out our Guide to Lakeland + Polk County for more parenting resources and local information including Things to Do with Kids, Education, Childcare, Healthcare, Classes + Lessons, Youth Sports, Birthdays, and more.