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Happy Days School

926 South Tennessee Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33803

(863) 682-1289


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Happy Days School is a complete child care experience. We are family ownded and operated since 1978! We serve children from ages 1 to 12. We are a VPK provider with top readiness rates consistently. We are also a School Readiness provider.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Teacher-Led

From the Director:

Happy Days provides the perfect combination of play along with teacher-led activities. We use the curriculum materials in every classroom that are age appropriate and fun. All lead teachers in our classrooms have a wealth of experience teaching children which adds to the solid learning foundation at our center.

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught We also focus on the social skills children need in order to be success as they start elementary school.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each teacher uses individualized teaching catered toward each child's learning style. This enables us to help every child become a successful learner.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We strive to provide an environment where children are always safe and happy, making learning both successful and enjoyable.


Separation is Handled through:

  • Extra staff dedicated to handle separation

Handling Separation: From the Director

Separating from a parent/guardian can be a very scary event for any child. We are sensitive to the process and are here to help both the child and adult when needed.