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About this collection

The Child's Garden of Learning, was a private elementary school in Lakeland, Florida that operated from 1926 to 1974. The school was founded in 1926 by Eva Chisholm, who was joined the following year by Genevieve Mitchell.  Mrs. Mitchell took over the school in 1931 when Miss Chisholm died. The school reached an enrollment high of 60 students in first, second and third grades, but gradually the numbers declined and the the school closed in 1974 with a final term enrollment of only 10. Included in the curriculum were the subjects of French, music appreciation, art, economics, history, and the three R's.

Included in this small collection of photographs are photographs of students of the Child's Garden of Learning at graduation ceremonies, in a variety of annual programs sponsored by the school, in holiday celebrations and pageants, and in general group photos.  Students are identified in some of the photos, but in many they are not.  If you see yourself in any of the photos, let us know and we will update the description accordingly.

 
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