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 and First Aid. Every year, the teachers attend additional training hours to keep up with the latest educational information.

Director:  Deborah DeMarco
Teachers:



Chapel:

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 her job. She is always welcoming, active in the classrooms, and encourages open communication with the families. Deborah earned her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology. She earned her New Jersey Preschool Director's Certification in 2006. She is currently working on completing her Master of Science in Early Childhood Services. Miss Debbie has been working in the education field for over twenty years, taught CCD at her church for fifteen years, and she worked as a preschool teacher for twelve years.

Taylor Desmarais is the 3 year old teacher. She has been a huge part of the teaching process with the younger students. Miss Taylor earned her Bachelor's degree at Monmouth University, and 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 Bachelor's degree at the Messiah College, and she majored in Elementary Education with a concentration in Reading and Writing. Miss Robin is a certified teacher and has 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 class athe Grace Place. Miss Diana has her certification as a teacher, and she brings with her a lot of classroom experience. She had added many new and creative ideas to our program. Miss Diana's oldest daughter went through the Grace Place program, and her youngest daughter now attends. Miss Diana will 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 is the assistant in the 4 year old class with Miss Robin. Miss Dawn lives in Shamong 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. She has been a tremendous asset to the Grace Place.

Nicole Tomosi is an assistant in our second 4 year old class. Miss Nicole is a certified teacher and brings years of educational experience into the classroom. Her son was a former student at the Grace Place, and now her daughter attends the preschool. Miss Nicole is always smiling, and she is very active in providing a fun learning environment.

Lori Yeager is an assistant in our 3 year old class. Miss Lori brings with her many years of experience as a nanny and a mom. She has also worked at a local school for many years where she has gained experience. Miss Lori really enjoys working with the children and with Miss Taylor.

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 is a non-denominational preschool, and we welcome children from all religions. Miss Donna also runs the VBS at the Lord of Life Church.