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.