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

Diana Antolik- 4 year old class
Amy Wilmot- 4 year old class
Kris Sprauer- 3 year old class

Assistants:Dawn Heinrich - 4 year old class 
Lori Yeager- 4 year old class
Renee Thomas- 3 year old class

                                        The Grace Place Preschool Team

Deborah DeMarco has been the Director at the Grace Place for five years. 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 bachelor's degree in early childhood education and psychology. She earned her preschool director's certification in 2006. She is currently completing her master's degree 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.

Diana Antolik teaches in our 4 year old classroom. Miss Diana earned her bachelor's degree in education, and she is a certified teacher. Miss Diana brings with her many years of creative teaching experience. She loves to do fun crafts and science experiments with the children. 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 plays a huge part in preparing the students for kindergarten. 

Dawn Heinrich joined the Grace Place as an assistant in 2012 after 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.

Lori Yeager is the assistant in our 4 year old class. Miss Lori brings with her many 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. Miss Lori really enjoys working with the children. In her free time, Miss Lori loves spending time with her family, and visiting her grandson. 

Renee Thomas is the assistant in our 3 year old class. Miss Renee is a Lord of Life church member, and she taught VBS and Sunday School.  Miss Renee has many years of experience working with children in a school setting. Her bubbly personality, and commitment to ensuring children love their school experience, shows through every day.