Welcome to the Emerson Campus

Chappell’s newest center, Chappell Emerson Head Start opened in August 2014 and represents Chappell’s first experience providing Head Start services. We are in a strategic partnership with Lutheran Services Florida/Duval County Head Start and provide educational services to 80 Duval County children. Our Emerson children speak six distinct languages.
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Soarve’ McClendon- Director, Chappell Emerson Head Start

My name is Soarve’ McClendon and I have been in early childcare education since 1998.  I joined the Chappell Family in June of 2016 as the director of Kent Campus and transferred to Head Start in July.  I hold a National CDA, Florida Director’s Credential and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology.  I am currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  In addition to being a Chappell director, I am also the youth director of my church.  My outlook towards learning has always been to provide children with a print-rich learning environment, where they feel safe to explore, initiate learning and free to express themselves creatively.

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