Infants (6 weeks -18 months)

JLU babies receive nurturing and care that resembles life at home.  The development of each child is fostered and measured to make sure each one is reaching their God given potential.


Infant classrooms have a maximum of 8 children in the room, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:4.

We recognize the importance of individualized attention in the infant classrooms and practice primary care, meaning your child will be primarily cared for by one assigned teacher. Teachers will provide encouragement to children as they achieve milestones in this classroom including: smiling, lifting head, grasping with hands, babbling, rolling over, sitting up, crawling, waving, standing, singing, climbing, and walking.


Parents are responsible for providing the following items for infants in care:

diapers, wipes, diaper cream, formula or breast milk, bottles, baby food, pacifiers, extra sets of clothing, fitted crib sheet(s), sleep sack

Infant Teachers

Spencerport Infant A Teacher

Mrs. Charisma McDonald

Joined JLU: August 2021

Degree:  Early Childhood Certification from GCC; Child Development Associate’s in Infant and Toddler Care
Experience prior to JLU: five years of experience as an infant teacher in a licensed childcare center; four summers of experience helping with children’s church camps; six years helping with Sunday school lessons in her church
Personal life: married, enjoys camping, swimming, doing crafts, working on her Happy Planner and spending time with her 7 nephews and 4 niece

Spencerport Infant A Teacher

Miss Isabella Ferrante

Joined JLU: November 2022

Degree: currently pursuing a Child Development Associate's degree; Esthetician Certification
Experience prior to JLU: two years of caregiving experience at Lifetime Assistance; four years of experience as a private nanny; volunteer experience through church Sunday School
Personal life: mother of one, loves spending time with her family and son

Spencerport Infant A Teacher

Miss Grace Kinton

Joined JLU: March 2023

Degree: currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree; credits obtained in education from MCC

Experience prior to JLU: five years of experience as an infant teacher in licensed childcare; one year of experience as a Teacher Aide in the East Irondequoit SD

Personal life: enjoys reading, hiking and spending time with her family, friends and cat

Spencerport Infant B Teacher

Mrs. Cheryle Johnson

Joined JLU: November 2015

Degree: CDA in Infant & Toddler Care; Dental Assistant Certificate​

Experience prior to JLU: dental assistant for 12 years; provided childcare in home prior to dental career

Personal life: married, mother of four, grandmother of four, enjoys being outside walking her dog, camping, fishing, floral arranging and cake decorating

Spencerport Infant B Teacher

Mrs. Samantha Dymond


Joined JLU:  July 2023

Degree:  currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree; Certification in Cosmetology

Experience prior to JLU: volunteer experience in church youth group, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School

Personal life: married, loves crafting and animals

Spencerport Infant B Teacher

Miss Mercy Snyder

Joined JLU:  July 2023

Degree:  currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree

Experience prior to JLU: one year of customer service experience at Chick-fil-a; volunteer experience working with children at Pure Words Mission and Academy in Honduras for over one year

Personal life: enjoys baking and hanging out with friends

Brockport Infant Teacher

Miss Jocelyn Soto

Joined JLU: April 2019

Degree: Child Development Associate Credential in Infant & Toddler Care

Experience prior to JLU: one year of professional experience at Tops; four years of private babysitting experience

Personal life: enjoys spending time reading and cooking

Brockport Infant Teacher

Mrs. Hillary Thomas

Joined JLU: February 2023

Degree: High school diploma

Experience prior to JLU: five years of experience as a preschool teacher; over 15 years of private childcare experience; has volunteered to teach Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and help in the church nursery

Personal life: mother of four, loves watching movies and going to the mall

Brockport Infant Teacher

Miss Abigail Miller

Joined JLU: July 2023

Degree: HS diploma, pursuing Associate’s degree

Experience prior to JLU: two years of professional experience at YMCA daycare; Summer Camp Counselor 

Personal life: loves to spend time playing soccer and working out

Infant/Toddler Substitute

Miss Julia Woodworth


Joined JLU: September 2023

Degree: currently pursuing a degree in Psychology from Monroe Community College

Experience prior to JLU: three years of direct care experience at Edison Home Health Care; three years of customer service experience; four years of office experience

Personal life: loves spending time with her nephew

Infant/Toddler Substitute

Miss Victoria Napolitano


Joined JLU: March 2024

Degree:  pursuing a bachelor’s in nursing from SUNY Brockport

Experience prior to JLU: two years of customer service experience, private babysitting experience

Personal life: enjoys playing hockey and lacrosse 

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The mission of JLU Child Care is to provide quality, Christian education to infants, toddlers, preschool, pre-k and school age children.  JLU is a full-day program, open 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is licensed by the NYS Office of Children and Family Services.

Spencerport Location

Phone: 585-352-0017

Fax: 585-352-6744


Brockport Location

Phone: 585-391-3111

Fax: 585-391-3123

Providing quality, 

Christian based

early childhood education since 2010


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