Polk Preschool Programs are built on the premise that every family, regardless of economic status, needs support. Given that support, every member of the family can grow. Together the family members will gain confidence in themselves as individuals and as a family unit. And it works!

Click here for more information on all of our available preschool programs.

Contact Information Office hours are 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Staff Listing

All phone number area codes are 863.

Name: Title: Phone:
Matti Garcia Friedt Director Preschool Programs VPK/Title I PK 648-3047
Nancy Morgan Florida First Start/KidCare 648-3044
Florence Babcock (acting) VPK 648-3046
Sylvia Holmes Head Start Services 648-3051
Linda Harris Employment/Certification 648-3051 ext. 252
Gwen Parish, RN Head Start Health Services 648-3049
Fax   648-3050

To contact any of our staff members via e-mail, please use our staff directory.


Physical Address

Woodlake Center Preschool Programs
3425 New Jersey Road
Lakeland, Florida 33803

Mailing Address

Polk County Schools
Preschool Programs
P.O. Box 391
Bartow, Florida 33831

Courier Address

Preschool Programs
Woodlake Center
Route D