Why Choose Deermeadows Preschool?

Yes! We do have some openings for the 2020-2021 school year in all ages. 


The Deermeadows Preschool Leadership Team has been diligently planning for the 2020-2021 school year.

At this time, we plan to be fully open to welcome our preschoolers back to campus on September 8th with new procedures and protocols in response to the pandemic. 

Our goals are to make your child’s preschool experience as “normal” as possible while also keeping them as safe as possible!  We have worked on plans to facilitate both of these goals. 

Please see tab on the left regarding our plans and answers to frequently asked questions.

Deermeadows Preschool looks forward to teaching and caring for the children to the best of our ability.  We are grateful for your trust in us and look forward to seeing you at the start of the new school year.

We do have openings in all age groups- ones-VPK!  Please contact the school at hfeltman@deermeadows.org or 904-645-5882.




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What makes Deermeadows Preschool so SPECIAL?

·        All students at Deermeadows attend music, chapel and library once a week.

·        All four-year-olds attend computer class once a week where they are taught Keyboarding Without Tears. This program has been awarded a Seal of Alignment for Readiness by the International Society for Technology in Education.  This class makes it easy to teach keyboarding and pre-keyboarding skills that students need to succeed in any assignment, in any setting. The award-winning Keyboarding Without Tears program teaches touch typing, digital citizenship and computer readiness with developmentally paced, grade-specific lessons. 

·        Four-year-olds have access to our in-house Learning Specialist.  She is an experienced, certified teacher that works with the children privately or semi-privately to provide intentional guidance and rich experiences that build upon individual strengths and talents. This is provided to those students that might need just a little extra attention.  We want your child to not only meet but exceed the expectations for school readiness.

·        Deermeadows Preschool is blessed to have our very own Resource/Enrichment Director.  She rotates resources (toys, books, manipulatives, puzzles, etc.) weekly for each teacher based on the teacher’s lesson plans.  Your child will always have new materials rotated in their learning centers in the classroom.  This provides opportunities to learn about specific subjects by playing and engaging in activities related to the teacher’s lessons for the week.

·        Early Care is available to parents that need that extra hour in the morning.  Our Early Care service runs from 8:00am-9:00am.  We also offer After Care for those needing a little extra time each day from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

·        Each week teachers send home a “Peek Sheet” which allows parents to see what is going to be happening in the classroom the following week.  Parents can see what the weekly theme is and how each center is revolving around that theme. (See example below).

·        Deermeadows offers many enrichment activities after school such as Mazza Smith Dance, Team PlayBall and FALA Spanish Class.

·        We like to party at Deermeadows!  Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend these activities such as Doughnuts with Dads, Fall Party, Four-Year-Old Thanksgiving Feast, Easter Hat Parade and Egg Hunts, Mother’s Day events and more!

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At Deermeadows Preschool, it is our sincere desire to make a major contribution to a child's overall personal development - socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically and spiritually. We serve children from 1 year (as of September 1st) through 4 years of age. Our school is highly respected among preschool educational programs in the city of Jacksonville, staffed with qualified, degreed and trained faculty and staff.

Established in 1989, Deermeadows Preschool offers a warm, nurturing environment that compares to none other. When you walk in the doors we want you to feel the notable sweet spirit that permeates the classrooms and hallways. This begins in the hearts of our staff. They have a genuine love for the Lord and a passion for what they do. This love flows from their hearts and into the hearts of the children they teach.

Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., and the school year runs from September through May.


100% Compliance with the Department of Children and Families! 

License No. C04DU0127

9780 Baymeadows Road


Deermeadows Preschool is 100% compliant with the Department of Children and Families AGAIN!  We work hard to ensure we give the absolute best to our families!