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:  Deborah DeMarco


Taylor Desmarais- 3 year old class
Robin Martin- 4 year old class
Diana Antolik- 4 year old class

Donna Yates-Chapel Time/VBS Coordinator

Assistants:Dawn Heinrich - 4 year old class 
Nicole Tomosi- 4 year old class
Lori Yeager- 3 year old class

Deborah DeMarco is the Director at the Grace Place. Miss Debbie shows great pride and devotion to making sure the children are growing socially and academically. She is always welcoming, active in the classrooms, and encourages open communication with the families. Deborah earned her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She earned her Preschool Director's Certification in 2006. She is currently completing her Master of Science in Early Childhood Services. Miss Debbie has been working in the education field for over twenty-five years, taught CCD at her church for sixteen years, and she worked as a preschool teacher for thirteen years.

Taylor Desmarais is the 3's teacher at the Grace Place. She is very dedicated to her job, and enjoys singing every day with the children. Miss Taylor earned her Bachelors at Monmouth University. She has worked with young children for several years in a music and vocal program. We are thrilled to have her involved in our music special, and having her sing at our holiday programs. Miss Taylor has done a fabulous job adding her special talents to the preschool program. 

Robin Martin is the 4 year old teacher at the Grace Place. She lives in Shamong with her husband and four children. Robin earned her Bachelors at the Messiah College, and she majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading and Writing. Miss Robin is a certified teacher and had taught at the Medford School for ten years before having her children. Miss Robin has brought a tremendous amount of teaching experience, kindergarten preparation, and learning to the Grace Place.

Diana Antolik teaches in our second 4 year old classroom athe Grace Place. Miss Diana has her Bachelors degree and is a certified teacher. She brings with her a lot of creative teaching experience. Miss Diana has added many new and fun ideas to our program. Her oldest daughter went through the Grace Place program, and her youngest daughter now attends. Miss Diana will also be a huge part of preparing the students for kindergarten.

Dawn Heinrich joined the Grace Place in 2012 after both of her children went through the preschool program. She works as an assistant in Miss Robin's class. 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 of working with the children shines through every day. You can always see the children dancing in her classroom. She has been a tremendous asset to the Grace Place.

Nicole Tomosi is an assistant in our second 4 year old class. She works along with Miss Diana. Miss Nicole is a certified teacher and brings years of experience into the classroom. Her son was a former student at the Grace Place, and now her daughter attends the Grace Place. Miss Nicole is always smiling, loves making crafts with the children, and she is very active in providing a fun learning environment for the children. 

Lori Yeager is the assistant in our 3 year old class. Miss Lori brings with her many years of experience as a nanny and a mom. Miss Lori gained her experience working with children while employed at a local school. The children love spending time with her, and she really enjoys working with them. You can always hear Miss Taylor and Miss Lori singing with the children in their class at Circle Time.

Donna Yates Miss Donna spends her Tuesday mornings teaching Chapel Time at the Grace Place. Every week, Miss Donna uses puppets, songs, and other fun props to engage the children and teach them Bible stories. The Grace Place welcomes children from all religions. We use the Bible stories to instill being kind and loving toward others. Miss Donna also runs the VBS program in the summer.