Merit School of Stafford Lakes


The Merit School of Stafford Lakes is located in the Stafford Lakes community in Fredericksburg, Virginia.  The Merit School is proud to be accredited by NAEYC.    More than just a daycare center, Merit of Stafford Lakes is your child's home away from home with large, bright classrooms, award-winning books, enticing toys, arts and crafts, and engaging educational activities.  When you walk into our school, you will be welcomed into the Merit School family of well-trained and caring childcare professionals who make learning fun and exciting. There are cameras in the classrooms and the director, as well as parents, can watch the activities from the office.

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The Merit School of Stafford Lakes is proud to support our military families and partner with the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA).  NACCRRA’s program, Child Care Aware of America works with U.S. Military members to find and afford child care that suits their unique needs.

Some of our features include:

  • Accredited Programs
  • Secure keypad entry systems
  • A developmentally appropriate curriculum
  • Certified and degreed teachers
  • A literacy-enriched learning environment 
  • Hot, nutritious meals and snacks 
  • Math, Art, Music, Foreign Language 
  • Age-appropriate outdoor playgrounds
  • Field trips 
  • Garden


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251 University Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
540 286-3655
6:00 am - 6:30 pm
3 weeks through school age

Schools Served

  • » Hartwood Elementary
  • » Rocky Run Elementary
  • » Holy Cross Academy
  • » Gayle Middle School


Debbie Kestner


Lynda Raynore


Amanda Short. MEd