Deerwood Campus

We Make Learning Fun
We are proud of our third generational continuum; a 50+ year, Jacksonville, Florida based, family-owned corporation devoted to premium service in the development of the “TOTAL CHILD.” Our convenient locations offer wholesome environments which provide continuous learning opportunities for our multi-sensory developmental approach to early childhood education.

Welcome to the Deerwood Campus

Chappell Deerwood is the largest center in the Chappell system and holds more than 200 students. Deerwood takes students from six-weeks through VPK, and we take older “grader” children during school holidays and summer camp. The Deerwood location was the first planned child development center built in an office park setting in the United States and opened in 1983.
DCF License #C04DU0093

8400 Baycenter Road Jacksonville, FL 32256  |  Phone: (904) 739-1279  |

Fax: (904) 739-3588

Upcoming Events

Teddy Bear Tea – San Marco

April 21 @ 3:00 pm - April 22 @ 4:00 pm

Earth Day Celebrations

April 22 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Teddy Bear Tea – Kent

April 30 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Teddy Bear Tea – South

May 25 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

About Our Campus

Donna Tavares
Donna TavaresDeerwood Director
I came to Chappell in 2019, after seven years as the Executive Director of Creative Minds Academy, where is supervised two centers and 50 staff members. I’ve been in childcare since 1997 and have my AA degree in Early Childhood Education from Massasoit Community College in Massachusetts. While in Massachusetts, I started a family childcare that grew so big, I had to buy a center to accommodate all of the families who wanted to come to me! I ran that center for seven years before I moved to Florida to start a new life!!

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