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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!

General Information:

  • 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

  • Nutrition program

    • 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

  • Physical examination

  • Immunization Records

Helpful Links for Prospective & Current Parents:

How to Apply:

  • Contact Director, Cathleen Triplett by email or or at 317-259-5458 x43015.

  • My student attends J. Everett Light Career Center and he/she has an Individualized Health Plan. What do I need to do to ensure this information is shared with his/her teacher there?
    Prior to the start of school, parents may reach the District RN/Coordinator of Health Services for Washington Township Schools by calling 317-259-5265 ext. 44089 or by email. The student's home high school should share this information some time during the first few weeks of school. To ensure continuity of care, parents should make contact through one of the two methods above prior to the start of school.
  • My student attends J. Everett Light Career Center and he/she may need to take medication(s) while in attendance. What is the procedure for this?
    Authorization for Prescribed and Non-Prescription Medication Forms may be found on the MSDWT website. The completed form and medication are to be placed in a sealed envelope with the number of tablets written on the outside and turned in to Rebecca West or Nicole Cooper at J. Everett Light Career Center. A phone call must be made to Nicole Cooper at 317-259-5265 ext. 44017 alerting her that the student will be dropping off the medication. The medication may also be dropped off by a parent/guardian. Students are NOT permitted to carry or self-administer medication unless the Authorization to Carry and/or Administer Form is completed by a physician and on file with Nicole Cooper.
  • I am a graduate of the LPN program at J. Everett Light Career Center. I have misplaced my transcript. How may I obtain a copy?
    Please visit our LPN Transcript page for more information.
  • I am a graduate of the LPN program at J. Everett Light Career Center. I would like you to verify my education to a potential employer. How do I arrange that?
    J. Everett Light Career Center will not share your transcript or verify your education with anyone except you. Go to our LPN Transcript Request page to request a copy of your transcript and then you can provide this to the potential employer.
  • How do I optain a copy of my transcript for a potential employer?
    The high school credits you earned at J. Everett Light Career Center were reported to your home school and are part of your high school transcript. Please contact your high school for a copy of your transcript which will include your credits earned at J. Everett Light Career Center. J. Everett Light Career Center does not have record of this information.
FAQs JELCC Childcare








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

Room A:

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


Room B:

Mrs. Cathleen Triplett -Lead Teacher/Late Afternoon and Evening Floater

Mrs. Paula Brentz  -Co-Teacher/ I.A.

Mrs. Joy Carney- Co- Teacher/I.A.


Room C

Mrs. Melissa Young- Lead Teacher

Mrs. Charlynn Marisett- Co-Teacher/I.A.

Mrs. Senami Guedou- Primarily in Room C/ Late Afternoon and Evening Floater

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