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

Family Fundamentals offer 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! Family Fundamentals is a parent resource center and a project of Success By 6.

These classes are FREE and a great opportunity to meet other moms and caregivers. For babies – age 2, classes are offered 1-2 days a week. For ages 3-5, classes are offered daily at 9:30-11:15am that includes a story and school-readiness activity time in the model preschool classroom. A full schedule is below. Family Fundamentals follows the Polk County School Schedule & Holidays.

All classes can also be found on our calendar. Be sure to check the Family Fundamentals Facebook page for any last minute cancellations.

What is Family Fundamentals?

Family Fundamentals is a collaboration of organizations committed to strengthening families and our community by increasing access and awareness to resources and services. Spearheaded by United Way of Central Florida and founded by Carol Barnett of Publix Charities, 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.

Thirty-seven agencies offer services on-site to provide a one-stop opportunity for parents. Family Fundamentals has an infant/toddler room, computer area, model classroom, and adult classroom/meeting rooms. Partners provide evaluations, counseling, casework and many other services. Family Fundamentals is in its 20th year!

Explorations V Children’s Museum Partnership

Family Fundamentals is located on the 3rd floor above Explorations V Children’s Museum in Downtown Lakeland. Family Fundamentals’ partnership with the Children’s Museum is great news for moms. You can enjoy a structured class, socialize with other moms, AND give your kids time to explore the museum after class, providing a full morning of activities!

Annual Memberships for the Museum are a great deal, and provide you with a full year of play, discounts for camps and other special events, and reciprocal admission offers. Click here to learn more about an Explorations V Membership.

Explorations V Children’s Museum AND Family Fundamentals are located at 109 N. Kentucky Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33801-5044. This is along the east side of Munn Park in Downtown Lakeland.

More about Success by 6

Success By 6 is a community-wide children’s initiative, spearheaded by United Way of Central Florida and founded in 1995 by Carol Jenkins Barnett, President of Publix Charities, that brings together resources to form a community partnership. Success By 6 is an initiative to make early childhood development a top priority in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties and to ensure that all children, by the age of six, have the physical, emotional, social, and mental foundation to succeed in school and in life. Click here to learn more.

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