Dedicated to State of The Art Development Centers

Since 1958 we have imparted a proud heritage and lasting legacy


    Chappell was founded by Mrs. LaDauskie Chappell in 1958 and upon the death of Mrs. Chappell in 1979, her daughter, Katheryne Chappell Drennon, became President and Chief Executive Officer of the corporation. She devoted all efforts to the creation and maintenance of state-of-the-art child development centers which included well-planned expansion focusing on the acquisition of management contracts and existing centers as well as the design and construction of new centers. One of these child development centers has received national acclaim; Chappell Deerwood, built in 1984 was the first privately owned, free standing, non-subsidized child development center in an Office Park setting in the United States.

    Through the years Chappell Schools has operated 13 locations in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Houston, Texas; Memphis, Tennessee; Tallahassee, Florida and Hilliard, Florida under the auspices of Federal and State Governments and colleges as well as Fortune 500 companies. Currently, Chappell owns and manages seven schools in Duval County and one school in St. Johns County.

    “Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.”

    Anonymous • Quote of the Day

    “Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

    Anonymous • Quote of the Day