Achievement Academy
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  • Achievement Academy (formerly Child Development Center of Polk County, Inc.) has served individuals with developmental delays/disabilities for over 50 years. The Academy currently serves children from birth through developmental kindergarten with a comprehensive early intervention program.
  • Opening in 1955, as United Cerebral Palsy, Achievement Academy has expanded over the years to include children with any type of developmental delay/disability.
  • As a non-profit United Way agency and Charter School, Achievement Academy offers many vital services to children with special needs.
  • United Way currently funds Achievement Academy's Birth to Three program for children who are at-risk of having developmental delays.
  • Since its opening in 1997, Achievement Academy (formerly the CDC Charter School) has served and continues to serve children from birth through six years of age either in one on one early intervention sessions, weekly developmental playgroup sessions or Pre-Kindergarten and Developmental Kindergarten classrooms.
  • Achievement Academy has three Charter School sites throughout the Polk County, including Lakeland, Winter Haven and Bartow.