Preschool (3 to 4 years)

Preschool is the first experience many children have in a structured setting where they have an opportunity to learn, share, follow instructions and practice good decision making.

Preschool classrooms have a maximum of 14 children in the room, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:7.

 

JLU provides a full-day preschool program that promotes active play, exploration, independence, and self-esteem. The curriculum focuses on language, math, science, religion, and social skills. Children have quiet time daily and may sleep or rest quietly on individual mats.  Students do not have to be fully potty trained but will be encouraged to complete potty training while in this program.

 

Parents are responsible for providing the following items for preschool children in care: pull-ups, wipes, extra set of clothing, fitted crib sheet & blanket.

Preschool Teachers

Preschool A, Spencerport

Miss Nikki Paxson

Joined JLU: April 2022
Degree: 
currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree
Experience prior to JLU: five years of combined customer service experience at McDonalds and Runnings; three years of experience teaching Sunday school 
Personal life: enjoys spending time with her family and her church family

Preschool A, Spencerport

Mrs. Audesty Mitchell

Joined JLU: March 2023

Degree:  currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree

Experience prior to JLU: two years of customer service experience; five years of experience in food service; five years of experience as a childcare provider for family and friends

Personal life: married, loves dancing, singing and reading

Preschool A, Spencerport

Miss Shanauree Beaty

Joined JLU: August 2023

Degree:  Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Speech Communications from SUNY Potsdam

Experience prior to JLU: three years of customer service experience; experience as a childcare provider for family and friends

Personal life: enjoys reading, writing and has a passion for books and movies

Preschool B, Spencerport

Ms. Jessica Taylor

Joined JLU: July 2020

Degree: Associate’s degree in Education from the Community College of Philadelphia
Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience teaching preschool at the Early Literacy Academy in Philadelphia; two years of experience as a private nanny; two years volunteering to teach Sunday School  
Personal life: enjoys reading, crocheting and creating art

Preschool B, 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

 

Preschool B, Spencerport

Miss Kelley Chinappi

Joined JLU: October 2023

Degree:  High school diploma

Experience prior to JLU: professional experience as housekeeper, production worker and receptionist; five years of volunteer experience teaching Sunday school at church

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

Preschool A, Brockport

Miss Laura Fields

Joined JLU: April 2024

Degree: Associate’s degree in Human Services from Genesee Community College; EMT certification

Experience prior to JLU: nine years of experience working in the childcare industry; other professional experience as a personal aide and companion care

Personal life: becoming a foster parent, is a volunteer firefighter, enjoys spending time with her son and cat

Preschool A, Brockport

Miss Elyssa Curry

Joined JLU: May 2024

Degree: High School diploma

Experience prior to JLU: paint associate at The Home Depot; babysitting experience

Personal life: loves to read; spend time in nature and hike; enjoys cooking and baking 

Preschool A, Brockport

Miss Bridget Durant

Joined JLU: June 2024

Degree: Bachelor’s degree in theology with a concentration in Worship Leadership; Child Development Associates in progress

Experience prior to JLU: one year of experience in a center; worked as a kids Camp Counselor for three summers

Personal life: enjoys reading, journaling, playing piano, and singing

Preschool B, Brockport

Mrs. Alexandria Strachan-Brown

Joined JLU: August 2019

Degree: currently enrolled in Child Development associate degree; credits in childhood education from Daemen College
Experience prior to JLU: three years of experience working for First Student as a bus attendant; over 10 years of experience as a Sunday School teacher for His Way Ministries 
Personal life: married, mother of two, has a love of music which she uses to direct her church youth choir 

Preschool B, Brockport

Miss Jocelyn Lopez

Joined JLU: April 2024

Degree: High School diploma

Experience prior to JLU: one year of experience in childcare; two years of customer service experience

Personal life: loves being outside, going to the beach to read, likes to explore and find waterfalls

Preschool B, Brockport

Miss Jennifer Karikari

Joined JLU: May 2024

Degree: currently pursuing a degree in Human Resource Management online at Stony Brook University

Experience prior to JLU: three years as a JC Penny operations supervisor; three years as an operations manager at Amazon

Personal life: plays basketball, volleyball, babysits, and spends time with her family 

PS/PK/SA, 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, 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, Brockport

Miss Annabella Pettine

Joined JLU: June 2024

Degree: pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences from SUNY Fredonia

Experience prior to JLU: experience working with children through dance classes, theater and Vacation Bible School

Personal life: enjoys singing, dancing, musical theater and anything related to science

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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

 

leslie@jluchildcare.com

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Christian based

early childhood education since 2010

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