About Us

Founded by Jelissa Thomas in 2019, Mason's Playhouse Drop-In Childcare Center was established in order to provide parents with an alternative to traditional daycare (it didn't exist so she created it from scratch).
A place that would be their flexible back up care and be available after hours. A place where their kids could have fun while the parents completed activities by their selves. A place that kids would beg to come to and never want to leave!

Our Mission!

So simple...

At Mason’s Playhouse, we help parents say yes to living life on their terms. We offer on-demand childcare when they need it whether it’s late night, weekends, or overnight at an hourly price. 


The goal of Mason’s Playhouse is to provide quality short-term child care benefiting the child, the parent, the staff and the community.

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How Drop In Care Works


Drop-in/short-term child care is defined by law in G.S. 110-86(2)(d)(d1) as a child care arrangement where care is provided while parents participate in activities that are not employment related, and where the parents are on the premises or otherwise easily accessible.

Drop-in/short-term care child care would be used by parents who need care while they occasionally run errands or participate in leisure activities. The operation must be able to reach the parent by telephone, cell phone, or pager, etc., if they are not on the premises. The parent must be able to get back to the program within 15 minutes. 

Who We Are

Get to Know Us

Jelissa Thomas


Jelissa is a full-time Web Designer.  In the short 5 years of being a parent (mostly single parenting), the many hurdles that she encountered in trying to still live life as a 20 something led her to pursue entrepreneurship and find a solution .  As a result, MPH was born out of a need to have childcare that fit her schedule. 

Mason Ellison

Boss Baby

At 5 years old, Mason is a very outgoing and wise child who loves to dress up as different superheros. You can find him around the Playhouse reminding the adults that no shoes are allowed!

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