Early Childhood Education Academies

Academy of Children's and Educational Studies

Haines City High School

Lead Teacher:  Angelica Marin
Phone:  (863) 421-3281
Fax:  (863) 421-3283

2800 Hornet Drive
Haines City, FL  33844

ACES provides experience and specialized instruction for students interested in working with children. Students help operate a program which provides care for children from 12 weeks to 5 years of age, giving the high school students hands-on experience with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program also gives students the opportunity to interact with children on a daily basis, allowing them to discover if they are suited for a career in working with children.

Academy of Future Educators

Lake Gibson High School

Lead Teacher:  Kalei Fiorentino
Phone:  (863) 853-6100
Fax:  (863) 853-6108

7007 N. Socrum Loop Road
Lakeland, FL  33809

The Academy of Future Educators at Lake Gibson High School is a teacher preparation program that integrates academic rigor with career development skills. It is designed specifically for 9th-12th grade students. There are 2 tracks to choose from; Early Childhood Education and Exploring Education/Teacher Assisting.

TLC Academy

Lake Region High School

Lead Teacher:  Cindy Reynolds
Phone:  (863) 297-3099
Fax:  (863) 297-3097

1995 Thunder Road
Eagle Lake, FL  33839

If you are creative, motivated, enjoy working with children, like being a leader and are interested in the exciting field of early childhood education, TLC Academy is the program for you.

Early Childhood and Teacher Education Academy

Lake Wales High School

Lead Teacher:  Melisa Davis
Phone:  (863) 678-4222
Fax:  (863) 678-4064

1 Highlander Way
Lake Wales, FL  33853

The Early Childhood Education Academy has a fully functioning Pre-School Lab that allows students to earn necessary hours for the Early Childhood Professional Certificate. Students will learn to develop Pre-School curriculum and learning activities. Students are exposed to courses in child development and curriculum development.