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Developmentally Appropriate Preschool
(located on the beautiful campus
of Jacksonville University)
Registration now open for children ages 2 to 5!
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The JU campus affords us the opportunity for enriching experiences which support our curriculum

  •  Nature walks
  • University Library children’s section
  • Marine Science Research Institute
  • Fine Arts including music, theater and dance
  • Athletic areas
  • School of Health Sciences
  • JU Post Office
  • Zoology Lab

Small classes with certified teachers

Specializing in the creative arts including music and movement

Healthy snacks and cooking activities

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Wilma's Little People's School was founded in 1973 by Dr. Kay Johnson in order to give students in Jacksonville University's early childhood courses an opportunity to work with young children. It is named in honor of Wilma Price Smith (1918-1985) as a living memorial to her and her lifelong devotion to children. She took her favorite quote to heart when it came to children ("be of love a little more careful than anything else."e.e.cummings)
It is Wilma's Little People's School mission that each child has the right to have a developmentally appropriate education. We believe that young children should have a relaxed and nurturing environment that is developmentally structured to meet their needs. This should include carefully planned experiences in the following areas: Movement, Communication, Music, Art, Mathematics, The World Around Us, Health/Safety/Nutrition and Living in the World of People.
We provide developmentally appropriate pre-school classes for 2, 3, and 4 year olds.