Pre-K Plus (4 to 5 years)

The academic success of children in later years depends heavily upon their kindergarten readiness.  The JLU Pre-K Plus program not only readies children for kindergarten but also gives them the best possible start to life through our social-emotional framework.

Pre-K classrooms have a maximum of 16 children in the room, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:8.


JLU Child Care families are investing in their children’s early childhood experience. Research shows this is an investment that will yield great academic results.  Our students benefit from extended classroom learning time, structured classrooms, loving teachers and planned assessments meeting NYS Pre-K standards.  


Children have quiet time daily and may sleep or rest quietly on individual mats. Parents are responsible for providing the following items for Pre-K children in care:  extra set of clothing, fitted crib sheet & blanket for rest time


Children can attend our full-day Pre-K Plus program but also have an option to attend a shortened day program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. only at a discounted rate.

Pre-K Plus Teachers

Pre-K A, Spencerport

Mrs. Darleen Croucher 

Joined JLU: January 2011
Degree: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Sociology from Roberts Wesleyan College
Experience prior to JLU: over 25 years of experience teaching in child care centers, elementary schools and acted as director and assistant director at her previous center 
Personal life: married, attends Christ Reformed Church.

Pre-K A, Spencerport

Miss Kaitlyn Guyett 

Joined JLU: September 2022
Degree: High School diploma; college credits in Human Services and Early Childhood Education
Experience prior to JLU: one year of professional childcare experience; volunteer experience leading children’s ministry and nursery at St. Paul Lutheran Church & School
Personal life: loves being outdoors, spending time with family & friends, singing, and is an animal lover

Pre-K A, Spencerport

Miss Sylvia Leary

Joined JLU: September 2023

Degree: BS in Biology from Roberts Wesleyan College; NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technician

Experience prior to JLU: one year of EMT experience with Mohawk Ambulance Service; summer camp counselor, church youth group leader

Personal life: enjoys reading, cooking, baking and the outdoors

Pre-K B, Spencerport

Mrs. Jamie Wallenbeck

Joined JLU: August 2022
Degree: college credits in Humanities and Social Sciences from Corning Community College; currently pursing a Child Development Associate's degree
Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience at Pathways, Inc working both with children and adults with disabilities; volunteered for two years at the Steuben County library
Personal life: married and enjoys spending time with her family

Pre-K B, Spencerport

Mrs. Sarah Ippolito

Joined JLU: December 2012

Degrees: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology for Children and Youth from Houghton College, Child Development Associates in Preschool & Pre-K

Experience prior to JLU: worked as a counselor at Delta Lake Bible Conference Youth Camps

Personal life: mother of one, enjoys cooking and being outdoors

Pre-K / UPK, Brockport

Mrs. Nancy Getbehead


Joined JLU: September 2010

Degree: Master's in Education, Bachelor's in Elementary Education

Experience prior to JLU: 11 years of classroom experience teaching in preschool, first and second grades

Personal life: mother of two, enjoys knitting, reading and sewing bibs for JLU infants, member of St. Paul Lutheran Church

Pre-K / UPK, Brockport

Mrs. Dale Spencer


Joined JLU: January 2018

Degree: MA Theology & Transformational Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan Northeastern Seminary; AS in Business Administration; AS in Early Childhood & Adolescent Education

Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience as Director of Children’s Ministry at Ogden Baptist Church including teaching Sunday school, children’s Bible Study, Kid’s Cooking Camp & VBS 

Personal life: married, enjoys spending time reading, camping, cooking, analyzing television shows and movies, and spending time with her two tabby cats and husky-shepherd puppy

PS/PK/SA Sub, Spencerport

Miss Megan Zwerka

Joined JLU: June 2023

Degree:  currently attends Byron-Bergen HS

Experience prior to JLU: volunteer experience working with children in her church with Sunday school, nursery and Vacation Bible School

Personal life: enjoys drawing and painting; plays varsity girls’ soccer


PS/PK/SA Sub, Spencerport

Miss Kendall Rosario

Joined JLU: January 2024

Degrees: High School diploma

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

Personal life: enjoys baking, biking, being outdoors and spending time with her cat

PS/PK/SA Sub, Spencerport

Miss Juanisha Lightle

Joined JLU: January 2024

Degree:  BS in Sociology from SUNY Albany

Experience prior to JLU: three years of customer service, two years of experience as a direct support professional, volunteer experience teaching Sunday school & VBS

Personal life: enjoys DIY crafting, crocheting, candle making and spending time with her family


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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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