MSDWT Calendar, August - May
6:30am - 6:00pm
JELCC Child Care Center is a licensed and inspected child care facility located in the Hilltop Developmental Preschool building. We offer child care with a developmentally appropriate play-based preschool curriculum. We also offer a nutrition program overseen by the North Central food services professionals. Children receive two nutritious snacks and a delicious hot lunch. Children with food allergies are provided with special menus.
Our school year is designed to provide child care to teachers and staff of Washington Township Schools. (We are open on teacher workdays, for instance, when students normally are not at school.) Although primarily founded to provide child care for MSDWT staff, we do open up enrollment to the public after Labor Day.
Our highly skilled and experienced classroom teachers also serve as mentors for high school Education Careers students who intern in our classrooms. Teachers and interns must have an updated physical examination, background check, and TB test yearly. Teachers with us also must complete 12 hours of professional development with a variety of early childhood education organizations yearly.
If you have any questions, please see our FAQs below or contact the Director, Cathleen Triplett at 317-259-5458 x43015.
We look forward to working with your child!
Available child care hours are 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Tuition is $7,770.00 per year and is typically paid in 10 payments of $777 per month.
Our maximum enrollment is 15 students in each of our three rooms.
JELCC Child Care Center is licensed through the State of Indiana, Family and Social Services Administration, Office of Early Childhood and Out of School Learning
We offer the following benefits:
Preschool Curriculum,8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m, Monday - Friday
Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided. The professionals in the nutrition staff work closely with families and teachers to ensure proper nutrition for each child.
On-site Enrichment classes (available for an additional fee):
3+ years old (until they attend Kindergarten)
Must be toilet-trained
Helpful Links for Prospective & Current Parents:
Hilltop Parent Information
How to Apply:
Contact Director, Cathleen Triplett by email or or at 317-259-5458 x43015.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
How much is tuition?
Tuition is $7,770.00 per year and is typically paid in 10 payments of $777 per month. (This price covers all meals and snacks as well.) Each semester, there is a $30 dollar activity fee that helps cover the cost of special programs, parties and/or field trips.
Can we send food from home?
What are the teacher to student ratios?
What are the hours?
Our facility is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Keep in mind you may not see your child’s lead teacher at pick up or drop off. To remain within proper teacher/student ratios and meet proper employment practices, we have to work in shifts different than those of teachers of older children.
What is the best contact number?
Our kids are often on the go. We go to the gym and outside when weather permits. We nap from 11:30 to 1:30 every day and so the volume on the classroom phones is reduced.
Could we have a daily update on each child?
When are Parent - Teacher Conferences?
Why are we not seeing worksheets?
Will my child learn to read?
What Standards and Assessments are used to monitor student progress and development?
Educational Standards and Assessments
L to R: Ms. Sterling Brentz, Mrs. Paula Brentz, Mrs. Melissa Young, Mrs. Joy Carney, Mrs. Charlynn Marisett,
Mrs. Cathleen Triplett (Director) and Mrs. Jamie Lindsey.
Introducing JELCC Child Care Staff:
Cathleen Triplett - Director
Mrs. Jamie Lindsey- Lead Teacher
Miss Sterling Brentz- Co-Teacher/ I.A.
*Vacancy-Late Afternoon and Evening Floater- Currently Being Filled by a Long Term Substitute, Mrs. Tolu Akiwowo
Mrs. Cathleen Triplett -Lead Teacher/Late Afternoon and Evening Floater
Mrs. Paula Brentz -Co-Teacher/ I.A.
Mrs. Joy Carney- Co- Teacher/I.A.
Mrs. Melissa Young- Lead Teacher
Mrs. Charlynn Marisett- Co-Teacher/I.A.
Mrs. Senami Guedou- Primarily in Room C/ Late Afternoon and Evening Floater