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

Copyright 2013. Free Time Kids Playcare. All rights reserved.

General Rules & Regulations

  • Children should be between 6 months to 12 years of age
  • There's a 1 hour minimum stay
  • After the 1 hour, the remaining hours are marked by 15 minute increments and rounded up
  • A late fee of $1.00/minute is charged after the first 5 minutes for any after-hours closing pickups
  • We are a no-shoe facility; SOCKS MUST BE WORN. If your child is not wearing any, clean used socks can be borrowed for $.50, or a pair can be purchased for $2.00/pair
  • FTKP provides snacks for those children in our care during late morning, late afternoon and evening. Meals are given at 8:30-9:00am, 12:30-1:00pm, 6:30-7:00pm. A PEANUT-FREE meal can be brought with your child, you can purchase a la carte items from us, or sign up for an Aladdin's Eatery meal. A la carte items range from $.50-$1.00/item. Aladdin's Eatery meals are $5-6. We will place the order and pickup meals. 
  • We allow personal items to be brought in (electronics are okay), however, we are not responsible for lost, stolen, or broken items. Pillows & blankets, along with infant necessities are allowed.
  • Please label what is brought in with your child's name
  • FTKP is a well-child facility, meaning at no time will we accept a child that is ill; for further information please review our policy in our Family Handbook

For Infants & Toddlers:

  • Please provide diapers, wipes, extra clothing, formula/breast milk, bottles, baby food, and any other necessity your child may need. (We ACCEPT cloth diapers)
  • We have diapers and wipes that can be purchased if needed
  • We provide clean linen, however, you are more then welcome to bring in your child's own; please label if you do so.
  • If your child is in the potty-training process, please bring at least one extra set of clothes and other necessities you deem appropriate.

For more information regarding our Infant & Toddler Programs please see the Infant & Toddler tab

Please review our Family Handbook for more detailed information on our Rules & Policies


Be assured, safety is our top priority. Only authorized individuals have access to our play area. We have security cameras throughout the facility and staff are certified in CPR, first aid & AED training. Please see the Safety & Health tab within About Us for more information.

Once your child arrives, he/she will be assigned their own cubby. This is where their personal belongings will be kept.

If your child is here during a mealtime, you have the option of bringing their meal, purchasing a la carte items, or signing up for an Aladdin's Eatery meal. Please note: we are a peanut-free facility.

Your child will enjoy fun and exciting activities, while being provided with an opportunity to enhance his/her developmental and artistic abilities.



Our secured pick-up policy requires only those authorized on the registration form that have a positive photo identification are able to pick-up your child. This identification must be provided every visit.

We take copies of the identification provided and save it within your family's file.


Reservations are not necessary, however, we do HIGHLY recommend guardians to call ahead for children 6 to 18 months to ensure the proper staff-to-child ratio can be withheld.  

Upon your first visit, we require completed Registration Forms and immunization record. Please note: for your convenience, we allow 30 days for the immunization record to be provided. Note: for the safety of others at FTKP, we do require all children to be current on their immunizations (unless not done for religious or medical purposes). 

Guardians are welcome to stay until the child becomes comfortable. Please note however, for the safety of others, we do not allow any parents in the play area if other children are in our care. 

Go enjoy your FREE TIME!

Please review our Family Handbook for more information.

What to Expect