At the Grace Place Preschool, we provide a secure facility and loving learning environment for your child. All of the staff are trained in CPR, First Aid and AED. Every year, the teachers attend workshops and complete training hours to continue "growing" in the latest educational information.

Director:  Miss Deborah

Miss Toniann- 4 year old class
Miss Amy-  4 year old class
Miss Kris- 3 year old class

Assistants:Miss Dawn - 4 year old class 
Miss Lori - 4 year old class
Miss A'ngel- 3 year old class

                                                             The Grace Place Preschool Team

Miss Deborah has been the Director at the Grace Place for five years. Miss Deborah shows great pride and devotion to making sure the children are growing socially, academically and spiritually. She is always welcoming, active in the classrooms, and encourages open communication with the families. Miss Deborah earned her bachelors degree in early childhood education and psychology. She earned her preschool director's certification in 2006. She is completing her masters degree in early childhood services and advocacy. Miss Deborah has been working with children and in the education field for 37 years. She was a volunteer leader in high school, taught Sunday school at her church for sixteen years, and she worked as a preschool teacher for fifteen years. Miss Deborah has three grown children and is married to Joseph. She loves to spend time with her family, taking care of her farm animals, and going on walks with her dog, Leyla.

Miss Toniann is the teacher in our 4 year old class. She earned her bachelors degree in psychology and a masters degree in school counseling Miss Toniann has taught preschool, kindergarten, transitional kindergarten and second grade. She has also served as a substitute teacher in our community. Miss Toniann loves to create new and fun lessons, and she makes her classroom a place where every child feels safe, confident, loved and supported by one another. Miss Toniann lives in Medford with her husband, son and dog, Scooter. 

Miss Amy is the teacher in our second 4 year old class. She joined the Grace Place in September 2020. Prior to Grace Place, Miss Amy worked as a Teacher's Assistant in Burlington County public schools since 2015 and has over 10 years' experience working with children. Miss Amy is the mother of four beautiful girls, and she is married to Donald, who recently retired from the United States Marine Corps. Miss Amy shares a passion for sign language and yoga. 

Miss Kris is our teacher in the 3 year old class. She holds a degree in Child Development, and for the last nine years. she has worked with children from 2 1/2 to 5 years of age. Miss Kris has led enrichment classes that ranged from Cooking with Math, 3-D Art, STEM workshops and Beginning Writers. In her classroom, Miss Kris loves to provide hands-on activities so that the children develop skills in a fun and meaningful way. Miss Kris and her husband have 2 grown children and reside in Southampton.

Miss Dawn joined the Grace Place as an assistant in 2012. Both of her children went through the preschool program. Miss Dawn lives in Shamong along with her husband and two children. She is a member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and a troop leader for the Girl Scouts. Miss Dawn's love and dedication to working with the children shines through every day. You can always see the children dancing to her music in the classroom. Miss Dawn is a tremendous asset to the Grace Place program.

Miss Lori is the assistant in our 4 year old class. Miss Lori brings with her years of great experience as a nanny and a mom. Miss Lori also worked with children while employed at a local school. The children love playing games and making craft projects with her. She really enjoys working with the children. In her free time, Miss Lori loves spending time with her family and visiting her grandson. 

Miss A’ngel is the assistant in the 3 year old room. She has worked in the childcare field for over 20 years. She served a Lead Teacher for an after school program. Besides this position, Miss A'ngel worked as a Nanny, Substitute Teacher for K-8 students, and an assistant in the 3 and 4 year old classroom at NBLC. Miss A’ngel loves to do hands on activities with the children and watch them learn, grow and become their own person.