Toddlers (18 - 36 months)

JLU's toddler team ensures that your child's first steps are always in the right direction. Our toddlers enjoy a day filled with music, art and all sorts of learning firsts. This program encourages high achievement while still providing the nurturing a toddler needs.

Toddler classrooms have a maximum of 10 children in the room, with a teacher to student ratio of 1:5.


Our toddlers follow the daily classroom schedule and sleep on individual mats during rest time.  Teachers work with parents to assist with potty-training and teach personal hygiene skills. Toddlers are given a variety of opportunities for discovery and creativity. Children will also learn how to form friendships through teacher guided group activities.


Parents are responsible for providing the following items for toddlers in care: diapers and/or cloth training pants if potty training, wipes, diaper cream, pacifiers, extra sets of clothing, fitted crib sheet and blanket

Toddler Teachers

Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Melina Mineti

Joined JLU: August 2018

Degree: HS diploma;  currently enrolled in Child Development Associate's

Experience prior to JLU: professional experience as a florist; five years of working with children at VBS, church nursery and babysitting

Personal life: loves cats, tea and Christmas and is a member of the Brockport Free Methodist Church

Toddler A, FT Teacher

Miss Jennifer Troina

Joined JLU: February 2022
Degree: High school diploma
Experience prior to JLU: professional experience in the restaurant industry both as a hostess and as a prep cook; worked with children as a VBS leader at Brockport Free Methodist Church; babysitting experience
Personal life: enjoys shopping and socializing with her friends

Toddler B, FT Teacher

Miss Rena Rodwell

Joined JLU: December 2020

Degree: AA in Culinary Arts from Niagara CC, Currently enrolled in Child Development Associate's

Experience prior to JLU: two years of experience as a line and sauté cook at Brickyard Brewing Co.; one year of customer service experience as a supervisor at Barnes & Noble; five years of leading youth group for 2nd to 5th grade at Mother of Sorrows church
Personal life: loves music, cooking, and spending time with family

Toddler B, FT Teacher

Mrs. Braelyn Cruz

Joined JLU: November 2021
Degree: High school diploma
Experience prior to JLU: three years of experience in a childcare center setting
Personal life: married mother of three; enjoys drawing and cosmetology 


Toddler B, FT Teacher

Miss Bria Melrose

Joined JLU: May 2022

Degree: High school diploma; currently enrolled at SUNY Brockport obtaining a Bachelor’s in Nursing
Experience prior to JLU: over two years of experience as an after care teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School; three years of volunteer experience at Vacation Bible School, volunteered at Flower City Work Camp; church nursery volunteer 

Personal life: member of the Honors College at school, loves drawing, babysitting and dog-sitting

Toddler C, FT Teacher

Miss Sondra Moser

Joined JLU: August 2021; previously employed Oct. 2012 to July 2018
Degree: BA in Cross Disciplinary Studies from Roberts Wesleyan College with concentrations in education and math 
Experience prior to JLU: Assistant Manager of the Crisis Nursery for three years; substitute teacher in public school setting 
Personal life: traveling with friends, attends Pearce Church

Toddler C, FT Teacher

Miss Amelia Lundberg


Joined JLU: November 2017

Degree: HS diploma

Experience prior to JLU: personal nanny for four years; volunteer in her church nursery for over ten years; babysitting for over ten years

Personal life: enjoys reading, watching movies and sewing


Toddler C, FT Teacher

Miss Emma Berke

Joined JLU: April 2022
Degree: HS diploma, Early Childhood Education credential from WEMOCO 
Experience prior to JLU: customer service experience at Tim Hortons; one year of classroom experience through Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES 
Personal life: enjoys crocheting and reading


Infant/Toddler Substitute

Miss Corina Ferro

Joined JLU: August 2017

Degree: BFA in Dance and a BS in Interdisciplinary Arts for Children

Experience prior to JLU: worked with children as a dance instructor for four years at two studios; substitute teacher in the Brockport CSD; five years of experience as a camp counselor at Casowasco Camp; volunteer for church nursery

Personal life: enjoys dancing

Enrollment for the 2022 - 23 school year is  NOW OPEN!

Call: 585-352-0017

Fax: 585-352-6744

Providing quality, 

Christian based

early childhood education since 2010


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