FSCJ Downtown Campus

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 FSCJ Downtown Campus

Located in the heart of Downtown Jacksonville, Chappell Downtown is located on the sprawling FSCJ Downtown campus. We’re next to the student center and administrative buildings and many students of the Early Education programs use our campus to observe and intern. Our parents are very involved in the school activities and participate heavily in our parent/grandparent events – a lot of them also volunteer significantly with their children’s classes.
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101 West State Street Jacksonville, FL 32202 |  Phone: (904) 632-3122 |
Fax: (904) 633-5944

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About Our Campus

Gayle Nicholas-Dortch
Gayle Nicholas-DortchDirector, Chappell Schools at FSCJ Downtown
I am a mother of three and a grandmother of seven. I am a Children’s Church facilitator and I assist in the nursery at my church in which I have been a member since 2005. I have been in the child care field since 2004. I joined Chappell Schools in September of 2016 as an Assistant Teacher, promoted to Assistant Director, then became a Director in May of 2017. I have a National CDA, a Florida Director credential, and an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Management.

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