Miss Grace is one of our Childcare Specialists that works Thursday evenings and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. She also fills in when needed. 

Grace, who grew up in Granger, recently graduated from IU Bloomington with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a reading license endorsement. "I absolutely love working with kids and especially enjoy doing crafts and being creative with them. I especially love working in lower grades and with younger children!" She spends most of her free time outdoors, reading, ballet, enjoying some tea, and being with friends and family. Her goal is to travel a lot throughout her life.


Meet Our Staff

Mikey is currently pursuing his degree in Psychology at Indiana University. He assists us when needed and is one of the best hide and seekers we have!

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.

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Photos courtesy of Jaclyn Grace Photography

Isaac recently graduated from Penn High School and is enrolled at Indiana State. He worked his Senior year at PHM's Kids Club. He assists FTKP staff when needed and is excellent with getting kids active and involved!

Danielle has been teaching swimming lessons to children for over three years. She uses her strengths she has gained from her experience to ensure kids have fun in a safe manner. Danielle is currently CPR certified and AED trained. She assists FTKP staff when needed.

Miss Kelly is one of our subs/on-call teachers and has been with FTKP since the beginning of 2015. She has been an amazing addition to our FTKP family. 

In 2004, she started working at a learning center in Flint, Michigan while going to High School and "fell in love with teaching and engaging young children in the world around them". Since then, she had pursued her Child Development Associate Certificate and was able to put it to practice in a classroom capacity. In 2010, Kelly and her husband had their first of three children. From that point on she has had endless opportunities in continuing to enrich children's lives. Her husband is commissioned for the United States Marine Corps, which had brought them to the South Bend area in the spring 2015. Kelly adds, "Life is a bit adventurous in our household"!

Mercy recently graduated from Penn High School, where she played rugby, and is enrolled at Indiana State. She worked her Senior year at PHM's Kids Club. She assists FTKP staff when needed and is wonderful at playing pretend with the kids!

Miss Meranda is one of our Childcare Specialists that works Wednesday evenings and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. She also fills in when needed. 

Meranda, who grew up in the area, is a mom to a little one. She had recently moved back from Texas, where she worked with infants through Pre-K. "Education is a passion of mine. I believe that learning should be fun and start early on." Aside from being an animal lover, Meranda loves to read and garden.

Isaac  Mercy  Mikey

Miss Janeth is one of our Childcare Specialists that works Tuesday evenings and alternating Fridays and Saturdays. She also fills in when needed. 

Janeth, who recently moved to Indiana from Texas, is "a mom of two handsome boys". She volunteers 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

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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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