Meet Miss Brittany. Brittany is a military wife and mom of 3 who recently moved to Indiana after traveling with the military for 10 years. She's a college graduate and currently working on her BSN.


Brittany is our PM Volunteer and has been a wonderful addition to our FTKP Family!

Meet Miss Kayla. Kayla is currently studying animation and VFX at Purdue University. In her free time she likes to draw and paint. "I'm currently renovating an old dollhouse and am a member of a Disney Appreciation Club."

Kayla is our Summer Childcare Specialist for our 5-12 YO Explorers group in the PM. The kids adore her, as she joins in all the fun activities. We've also learned that she's a master at Disney's Headbands!

Meet Our Staff

Meet Miss Melissa.


Melissa is our PM Childcare Specialist and has become a great addition to our FTKP Family!

Miss Suzy is our Early Child Learning Teacher and Childcare Specialist. She was one of our first families that used our services and has seen first-hand how our services can benefit local families. 

Suzy has enjoyed working with children since her 1st babysitting job in high school. Now more than 21 years later, she has worked with infants all the way to Pre-K, both locally and around the world. Suzy and her husband spent two years in Panama working with youth. "We have two awesome kids, Marisol and Chandler". Suzy enjoys reading, shopping, traveling and hanging out with friends & family.

More images and info coming soon!

Photos courtesy of Jaclyn Grace Photography

Meet Miss Molly. Molly grew up in South Bend and graduated from IU Bloomington with a degree in Psychology. She eventually wants to pursue her Masters in Social Work, so she can one day "become a therapist for children or adolescents". Molly currently works at Penn High School as an Education Assistant and enjoys "reading, watching movies, musicals, art, and above all, helping others".

Molly is our Summer Childcare Specialist for our 5-12 YO Explorers group. She's been a great asset to FTKP and getting the kids engaged in their activities and assisting us with our Field Trip Fridays!

Meet Miss Emily.


Emily is our PM Volunteer and is amazing with the kids by getting them engaged in different activities! We're lucky to have her as part of our FTKP Family!

Miss Mercy is a Penn High School graduate, was a Penn High girls rugby player, and worked her Senior year at PHM's Kids Club. She's currently pursuing her degree in Criminal Justice at Southwestern Michigan College. 


The kids love Miss Mercy! You'll often find Mercy engaged in all the kids activities and keeping the kids safe and happy! Mercy is our childcare specialist in the AM and is the Jr. Explorers Camp assistant.

Meet Miss Allison. Miss "Allie" graduated from St. Joseph High School and now attends Xavier University in Cincinnati for Elementary Education. She has enjoyed working with kids ever since her first babysitting job and enjoys continuing this passion at FTKP and in her schooling!


Allie is our Summer Childcare Specialist for our infant-4 YOs and the 2-4 YOs Jr. Explorers group in the PM. The little ones love when Miss Allie comes in! She's not only fun, but comforting and engaging with the children as well.

Miss Janeth is one of our Childcare Specialists, Jr. Explorers Camp Coordinator and our Events Coordinator.


Janeth, who moved to Indiana from Texas and is "a mom of two handsome boys". She previously volunteered at a local gym daycare. "Working with kids is a wonderful adventure each day and I love watching the world through their eyes"! She has been involved in dance since the age of 6 and has gotten the chance to teach kids of all ages. Janeth's long term goal is to work as a pediatric nurse. 

Please note: Due to our constant rotation of toys and set up, the pictures may not represent what it looks like at time of visit

Free Time Kids Playcare, Inc.  (574) 204-2677 / 235 W. University Dr. Mishawaka, IN 46545

Free Time Kids Playcare was created with you in mind.  As parents ourselves, we know how getting things done with children can be a challenge and finding the right caregiver on the spur of a moment is difficult.  We understand how important your children are to you, but we also understand how important it is for you to take time for yourself. That's where we come in! Free Time Kids Playcare offers a safe, fun environment that you can bring your children to; no enrollment fees, pay by the hour, and walk-ins are welcomed*!  You can feel at ease knowing your children are enjoying their time in a safe and secured facility while you are enjoying your Free Time!

*We HIGHLY recommend calling ahead for children 6 to 18 months.

Please read our Family Handbook for more details


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