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What is Success By 6?

United Way Success By 6 is the nation’s largest network of early childhood coalitions focused on improving school readiness through community change. Since 1995, United Way of Central Florida’s Success By 6 has focused on early literacy to help children enter school ready to succeed.

If children don’t develop properly when they are young, they are more likely to drop out of school, become a teen parent, require governmental assistance and go to jail.

If we don’t take action now, we will continue to create a segment of society who cannot participate fully in community life. We will all face higher taxes to support programs for people who are dependent, an increase in crime and a decline in the USA’s ability to compete in the world’s economy.

Help children get the right start!

• Read with a child. • Volunteer at a childcare center. • Sponsor a Parent Lending Library.

• Ask elected officials to support legislation that helps promote early learning. • Support United Way and its partners.

For more information about Success By 6 contact Jodi Miller at successby6@uwcf.org

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Low-Cost or Free

Child Health Care Coverage

for children under

age 19 who qualify.

Call Toll-Free:

1-888-540-KIDS (5437)

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Monday-Saturday 9:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

General Admission: $7 per person • A Museum Membership: $70

65+ & Military with ID: $3.50 • Teachers with ID: $3.50

Children under 2 & Museum Members: Free | www.explorationsv.com

(863) 687-3869 info@explorationsv.com

Programs sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of CulturalAffairs and the Florida Council onArts and Culture. Supported in part by PUBLIX SUPER MARKET CHARITIES, United Way of Central Florida and the City of Lakeland.

Interactive kid-powered exhibits,

tutoring and test prep for all ages

and short-term space rental!

Donuts for Dads Aug 3 & Sept 7

Scholastic Book Fair Sept 21-28

Starting regular school attendance in preschool is essential to ensuring your children gain the foundational skills they need to do well academically, as well as developing a good habit of

consistent attendance as they get older. If children are routinely absent they are much less likely to read well in the 3rd grade, as a result they are unable to read to learn in other subjects starting in the 4th grade.

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PAReNtS

ADOPTIONS

Catholic Charities of Central Florida

cflcc.org

863-686-7153

Florida Baptist Children’s Homes

fbchomes.org

863-688-4981

Heartland for Children

heartlandforchildren.org

863-519-8900 ext. 289

BEREAVEMENT COUNSELING Good Shepherd Hospice

goodshepherdhospice.org

863-682-0027, toLL fRee: 1-800-464-3994

BREAST FEEDING SUPPORT Regency Center for Women and Infants Breast Feeding Helpline

863-294-7068

Healthy Start Coalition

healthystarthhp.org Auburndale 863-965-5400 Bartow 863-534-9224 Haines city 863-421-3204 Lake Wales 863-678-4144 Lakeland 863-413-2620

La Leche League of Lakeland

llllakeland.org

863-873-2311

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

lrmc.com

863-687-1100

Polk County Health Department-WIC Program

mypolkhealth.org Auburndale - 863-965-5452 Bartow - 863-519-7542 Haines city - 863-419-3250 Lakeland North - 863-413-2638 Lakeland central - 863-284-3075 Lake Wales - 863-678-4013 Winter Haven 863-291-5244

CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION Florida Abuse Hotline

myflfamilies.com

800-96-ABUSe (962-2873)

Heartland for Children

heartlandforchildren.org

863-519-8900

CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION

Heart of Florida Regional Medical Center

heartofflorida.com

863-419-2226

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

lrmc.com

863-687-1100

Healthy Start MomCare Program

healthystarthhp.org

863-519-4700 1-866-796-0871

Polk County Health Department

mypolkhealth.org

863-686-1221 x247

Regency Center for Women and Infants

winterhavenhospital.org

863-294-7020

CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL Early Learning Coalition of Polk

elcpolk.org

Lakeland 863-577-2450 Winter Haven 863-508-2037 800-843-9780

CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Polk State College-Childhood and Professional Development Program

polk.edu

863-297-1010 ext. 6250

Preschool at Florida Southern College

flsouthern.edu/preschool/preschool.htm

863-680-4103

South Florida State College

southflorida.edu

863-453-6661

CHILD RECREATION

Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Ridge Council

boyscouting.com

813-872-2691

Camp Fire USA

campfireusa.org

863-688-5491

Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club

citruscenterboysandgirlsclub.org

863-967-6088

Girls Inc of Lakeland

girlsinc.com

863-682-3002

Girls Inc of Winter Haven

girlsinc.com

863-967-2874

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

gswcf.org

863-688-7648 800-881-4475

James J. Musso Unit -

Boys and Girls clubs of Lakeland, Inc.

bgclakeland.com

863-683-3371

John L. Sanders Unit -

Boys and Girls clubs of Lakeland, Inc.

bgclakeland.com

863-686-0721

Kelly Recreation Center

863-834-3284

Lakeland Family YMCA

ymcawcf.org

863-644-3528

Lake Wales Family YMCA

lakewalesymca.net

863-676-9441

North Lakeland YMCA

ymcawcf.org

863-859-7769 North Ridge Unit -

Citrus Center Boys & Girls Club, Inc.

citruscenterboysandgirlsclub.org

863-422-7014

Wogan S. Badcock, Jr. Center - Boys and Girls Clubs of Lakeland

bgclakeland.com

863-425-0130

COMMUNITY RESOURCE & REFERRAL United Way 2-1-1

uwcf.org

Dial 2-1-1 or 863-648-1515 800-881-8929

Crisis Response Team at Peace River Center

www.peace-river.com

863-519-3744 toLL fRee: 800-627-5906

For additional resources and referrals please dial 2-1-1 or 863-648-1515.

www.winterhavenhospital.org

AN AFFILIATE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND SHANDS HEALTHCARE

Health

A free service

just for you!

Connection

Winter Haven Hospital’s Health Connectionis your direct connection to our many community services, classes,

programs, special events and expert healthcare information. At the Winter Haven Hospital Health Connection, you will find a friendly and accurate source for:

• Physician Referrals

• Health Information and Health Risk Assessments • Registration for programs, classes, health fairs

and special events

• Health care support groups

• Winter Haven Hospital’s Speakers’ Bureau, which offers free medical speakers to non-profit and civic organizations To connect with our friendly and informative Health

Connection staff, call (863) 291-6705 or (800) 416-6705

Compassion. Innovation. Trust.We’re your family’s choice.

Health

A free service

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COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH Abolish Domestic Violence: Alternatives & Prevention Techniques (ADAPT)

863-640-7972

Bethany Center Good Shepherd

chapterhealth.org 800-544-3280 Catholic Charities cflcc.org Lakeland 863-686-7153 Winter Haven 863-299-7983

Fla Diagnostic and Learning Resource (FDLRS)

fdlrs.org

863-647-4258

National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

namipolk.com

863-450-2943

Peace River Center

www.peace-river.com 863-519-0575 crisis Line 863-519-3744

Polk County Veterans Services

polk-county.net/socialsvc.aspx 863-534-5220

Recovery for Life

863-676-1949

Tri-County Human Services

tchsonline.com

863-709-9392

Winter Haven Hospital

winterhavenhospital.org

863-294-7062

Women’s Resource Center

wrcfl.org

Hot Line 863-299-6626 Lakeland 863-686-1221 ext.231 Winter Haven 863-294-5318

Youth & Family Alternatives

yfainc.org

863-499-2430

DRUG PREVENTION EDUCATION InnerAct Alliance

inneractalliance.org

(863) 802-0777

Tri-County Human Services

tchsonline.com

863-709-9392

EARLY EDUCATION AND CARE Early Learning Coalition of Polk

elcpolk.org

Lakeland 863-577-2450 Winter Haven 863-508-2037 800-843-9780

East Coast Migrant Head Start Project

Dundee 863-439-0864 fort Meade 863-285-8210

Polk County School Board

polk-fl.net 863-648-3046 EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT/TUTORING AmeriCorps americorps.gov 863-519-8638

East Area Adult School

eastareaadult.com

863-965-5475

Fort Meade Literacy Council

863-285-6600 ext. 5

Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy

863-604-8012

Learning Resource Center

lrcpolk.com

863-688-9477

New Beginnings Charter High School-Ages 16-21

polk-fl.net 863-298-5666

West Area Adult School

westareaadult.com

863-499-2835

Women’s Resource Center

wrcfl.org

863-299-6626

FAMILY SUPPORT Healthy Families Polk

Admin office 863-534-5257 Bartow 863-534-5222 Winter Haven 863-401-2452

Healthy Start Coalition

healthystarthhp.org Auburndale 863-965-5400 Bartow 863-534-9224 Haines city 863-421-3204 Lake Wales 863-678-4144 Lakeland 863-413-2620

Heartland for Children

heartlandforchildren.org

863-519-8900 ext. 289

InnerAct Alliance-Substance Abuse

inneractalliance.org

863- 802-0777

Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy

863-604-8012

Wings of Eagles-Outreach Center

wingsofeagles.net 863-665-7700 FINANCIAL EDUCATION Catholic Charities cflcc.org 863-686-7153

Church Service Center

863-533-5822

Exploration V Children’s Museum

explorationsv.com

863-687-3869

HELP of Fort Meade

863-285-6600 ext.4

Frostproof Care Center

frostproofcarecenter.com

863-635-5555

Mulberry Community Service Center

863-425-1523

Salvation Army

uss.salvationarmy.org

east Polk-863-291-5107 West Polk-863-853-2214

Talbot House Ministries

talbothouse.org

863-687-8475

Women’s Care Center

863-534-3844

Women’s Resource Center

wrcfl.org

863-299-6626

ReSoURceS foR PAReNtS

For additional resources and referrals please dial 2-1-1 or 863-648-1515.

Soccer and Basketball Camp

August 4-8

For all kids entering grads K thru 5 in the fall.

Space is limited. Register now online.

www.lifeattheedge.com

Events will be located at the Southwest Middle School

2815 Eden Pkwy, Lakeland Florida

Each child that attends the full week will receive:

1 Pair Gym Shoes & 1 Backpack, complete with

Polk Country required school supplies

Edgewood Baptist Church

403 E. Edgewood Dr.

Lakeland, FL 33803

Pastor Buddy Pyles

Church Office: 688-4775

churchoffice@lifeattheedge.com

Now Enrolling

for Preschool

Ages 2-4

863-324-6377

Programs include Music, Physical Education,

Spanish, Library and Chapel.

2110 Cypress Gardens Blvd. | Winter Haven, FL

For additional info email:

hopecreative@hopepreswh.org

Mention this Ad and Receive $25 off Registration

Mother’s

Morning Out!

Monday - Friday

Call for Details!

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For additional resources and referrals please dial 2-1-1 or 863-648-1515.

FOSTER PARENTING Heartland for Children

heartlandforchildren.org 863-519-8900 ext. 289 HEALTH INSURANCE Florida KidCare floridakidcare.org 1-888-540-5437

Children’s Medical Services - Department of Health

cms-kids.com 863-413-3580

Medicaid

myflfamilies.com

Polk County Health Plan

polk-county.net/php 863-534-5387

HEALTH SERVICES Central Florida Health Care

cfhconline.org

Dundee 863-419-3330 frostproof 863-635-4891 Lakeland 863-413-8600 Winter Haven 863-292-4280

Good Samaritan Clinic at Talbot House

talbothouse.org

863-687-8475

Florida Discount Drug Card Program

floridadiscountdrugcard.com

1-866-341-8894

The Haley Center

fbcwinterhaven.com

863-299-6562

Lake Wales Free Clinic

863-676-1222

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine

lvim.net

863-688-5846

Polk County Health Department

mypolkhealth.org Auburndale 863-965-5400 Bartow 863-519-7916 Haines city 863-421-3204 Lakeland North 863-413-2620 Lake Wales 863-678-4144

Polk Health Plan

polk-county.net/php 863-533-1111

We Care of Polk County

polkcountydoctors.org

863-701-8070

LEGAL SERVICES

Heart of Florida Legal Aid Society

863-519-5663 ext. 407

LITERACY ORGANIZATIONS Fort Meade Literacy Council

863-285-6600 ext. 5

Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy

863-604-8012 READ Lakeland 863-802-1512 READ Polk readpolk.com 863-797-6253 MENTORING

Big Brothers/Big Sisters

bbbsfl.org 863-682-5191 Girls Inc girlsinc.com Lakeland 863-682-3002 Winter Haven 863-967-2874

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

gswcf.org

863-688-7648 * 800-881-4475

Polk County School Board

polk-fl.net 863-648-3046 MIGRANT SERVICES Head Start eloise 863-298-5450 Mulberry 863-425-9246 Wahneta 863-295-5917 NUTRITION

Polk County Extension Office

polk.ifas.ufl.edu

863-519-8677 ext.114

Polk County Health Department WIC Program

(Women, Infants and children)

mypolkhealth.org Auburndale 863-965-5452 Bartow 863-519-7542 Haines city 863-419-3250 Lakeland North 863-413-2638 Lakeland central 863-284-3075 Lake Wales 863-678-4013 Winter Haven 863-291-5244

PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY GROUPS AND EDUCATION Children and Adults with ADD

chadd.org

Explorations V Children’s Museum

explorationsv.com

863-687-3869

Family Fundamentals

uwcf.org

863-686-1221 x221 fort Meade Literacy council 863-285-6600 ext. 5

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

gswcf.org

863-688-7648 800-881-4475

Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy

863-604-8012

Learning Resource Center

lrcpolk.com 863-688-9477 Public Libraries mypclc.org Auburndale 863-965-5548 Bartow 863-534-0131 Bookmobile 863-519-7958 (PcLc offIce)

Books by Mail 863-679-4441 toLL fRee 1-866-679-4441 Dundee 863-439-9424 eagle Lake 863-293-2914 eLibrary South 863-838-4507 fort Meade 863-285-8287 frostproof 863-635-7857 Haines city 863-421-3633

Historical and Genealogical Library 863-534-4380 Lake Alfred 863-291-5378

Lake Wales 863-678-4004 Lakeland 863-834-4280

Larry R. Jackson Branch 863-834-4288 Mulberry 863-425-3246

Polk city 863-984-4340

1111 N. PARKWAY FRONTAGE RD. LAKELAND

WWW.LAKELANDPEDIATRICDENTISTRY.COM

MON-THURS 8:00AM - 5:00PM | FRI 8:00AM - 3:00PM

863-644-2408

Dentistry for Children

• Harry E Bopp, DMD • Jordan Tarver, DMD

• Shea Sammons, DMD

Providing Quality Dental Care

for Children Since 1976

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PAReNtS

For additional resources and referrals please dial 2-1-1 or 863-648-1515.

PARENT/CHILD ACTIVITY GROUPS AND EDUCATION

Polk county Law Library 863-534-4013 Polk county Library cooperative 863-519-7958 Winter Haven 863-291-5880

Gulf Coast Community Care Family Builders

863-904-3024

Healthy Families Polk

polk-county.net Admin office 863-534-5257 Bartow 863-534-5222 Winter Haven 863-401-2452 InnerAct Alliance inneractalliance.org 863-802-0777 La Leche League llllakeland.org 863-808-7889

Lake Wales Family Literacy Academy

863-604-8012

Lakeland Regional Medical Center

lrmc.com

863-687-1100

Polk County School Board

polk-fl.net 863-534-0636

Regency Center for Women and Infants

winterhavenhospital.org

863-294-7020

SMOKING-HELP TO qUIT

Winter Haven Hospital-Behavioral Health Division

winterhavenhospital.org

863-294-7062

InnerAct Alliance

inneractalliance.org

863-802-0777

Polk County Health Department

mypolkhealth.org

863-519-7900, ext. 11097

SPECIAL NEEDS AND SERVICES Achievement Academy (Age 0-3)

achievementacademy.com

Bartow 863-533-0690 Lakeland 863-683-6504 Winter Haven 863-965-7586

All Children’s Specialty Care of Lakeland

allkids.org

863-802-6600 tDD/ttY: 863-802-6504

Bolesta Center (Age 0-5)

bolesta.cbcs.usf.edu

813-974-5733

Central Florida Autism Institute, Inc.

cfaii.org

863-816-5886

Central Florida Speech and Hearing

cfshc.org

863-686-3189 (includes tDD/ttY)

Children’s Medical Services (Department of Health)

cms-kids.com 800-741-2250

Deaf Services Bureau of West Central Florida

deafservicebureau.org

800-616-4292 • fax 866-566-9848

Early Steps Intervention Program

866-549-1740

Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

fndfl.org

727-523-1130 (Voice & ttD) 800-825-5736

Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resource System (FDLRS) fdlrs.org

800-316-7057

Florida First Start (Ages 0-3)

frostproof elementary 863-635-8569 Griffin elementary 863-853-6027 Snively elementary 863-291-5316

Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

fsdb.k12.fl.us

toLL fRee: 800-344-3732 tDD/ttY

Helping Hands Equipment Lending Library and Infants and Young Children

863-686-1221 ext.228

Our Children’s Academy-preK-gr.5

ourchildrens.org

863-679-3338

Parental Ed & Encouragement for Autism in Children Everywhere (PEACE)

peacelakeland.com

863-686-1221 x228

Peace River Center

www.peace-river.com

Behavioral Health (children) 863-519-0575 Rape Recovery Resources

crisis line (Lakeland) 863-413-2707 Domestic Violence Services crisis line (Lakeland) 863-413-2700

Pediatric Health Choice

pediatrichc.com

863-603-0515

Pediatric Therapy Services, Inc.

ptsbeyourbest.com

863-802-3800

Polk County School Board “Child Find”

polk-fl.net 863-647-4262

Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida

sbacentralflorida.org

407-248-9210

The Roberts Academy-Dyslexia

flsouthern.edu/robertsacademy

863-680-3741

TianVica Riding Academy

tianvica.org

888-548-2972

TEEN PARENT SERVICES Polk County School Board

polk-fl.net 863-534-0930

No fees or registration required for Daily Activities, but limited to the first 25 children arriving. Adult must be present. No classes held in the month of July.

www.achievementacademy.com

.achievementacademy

.com

www

families

If You Have Questions about Your Child’s Development

Call Today for a FREE Evaluation

863-683-6504

FREE DAILY ACTIVITIES

this year the early literacy program, ReadingPals, will be offered in 14 elementary schools in Polk

and Highlands counties. The program offers our community a wonderful opportunity to volunteer

directly with kindergarten students in the classroom. 200 volunteer ReadingPals are needed to read to more than 600 children, helping to ensure that more children will be reading at grade level by third grade. ReadingPals are asked to read one hour a week, every week throughout the school year. the hour you give will have effects that last a lifetime. Join this unique opportunity to

change the life of a child forever!

for more information about becoming a ReadingPal or to sign up contact Hope Bogel at readingpals@uwcf.org or 863-648-1500 ext.278.

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Congratulations to Shikiria Day of Lakeland

and her daughters Chakiria and Cha’Riya!

WE WANT TO

HEAR FROM YOU TOO!

1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL 33805

863-686-1221 ext. 221

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Monday

My Play and Learn Time Ages 3-5 9:30-11:30 am Tuesday Terrific Tuesdays Ages 3-5 9:30-11:30 am Wednesday Wonderful Wednesdays Ages 3-5 9:30-11:30 am TWOgether Time Age 2 9:00-10:00 am Wednesday Great Beginnings Birth -2 10:30-11:30 am Thursday Growing Beyond Books Ages 3-5 9:30-11:30 am Friday Creative Movement Ages 3-5 9:30-11:00 am Creative Movement Age 2 11:15-noon

Please call for dates and times and possible fees.

No fees or registration required for Daily Activities, but limited to the first 25 children arriving. Adult must be present. No classes held in the month of July.

Car Seat Safety Childbirth Education CPR and First Aid Daddy and Me

Developmental Screening Clinic Florida KidCare Applications Application assistance available

Paper or online

Hearing Screenings Infant Massage Parenting Classes

Relative Caregiver Gap Classes

Support Groups

• Independent You • P.e.A.c.e. Parental

encouragement for Autistic children everywhere • Grandparents Raising Grand

Kids

FREE DAILY ACTIVITIES

bondclinic.com

From Infant To Adolescent

“One Stop Medical Care for you Little One”

45 E. Lake Elbert Drive

Winter Haven, FL 33880

863-293-1191 ext. 3633

BondClinic.com

Health Supervision Care

Immunizations

Urgent Care

Asthma Therapy

Physicals

On-site Laboratory

On-site X-ray & Ultrasound

Extended Hours Appointments

New Extended Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm, Friday 8am-5pm

Kenny Nguyen, MD

Board Certified in Pediatrics

Courtney Jones,

MS, CPNP

Certified Pediatric

Nurse Practioner

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city______________________ Zip code___________ Phone_________________________

email____________________________________________________ Birthdate__________

I found the Parent Resource Guide helpful. YeS__ No__ Ages of children__________

Where did you get your copy of the Parent Resource Guide?________________________

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The Bartow Rotary Club supports Early Learning!

Thank you for renewing your sponsorship.

Thank you Lake Wales Library Association – Friends

of the Library for supporting our literacy initiatives!

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Publix Super Markets Charities is proud to join hands

with United Way and Success By 6 in their campaign

to build a brighter future for children everywhere.

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