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


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 parents. 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 her Master's degree. 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 creative 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 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. She lives in Shamong with her husband and two children. Miss Dawn is also a member of the Lord of Life Lutheran Church, and is 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 the second 4 year old class. Miss Nicole is a certified teacher and brings years of educational experience into the classroom. Her youngest daughter also attends the Grace Place. Miss Nicole is always smiling, is very involved with the preschool, and she is very active in providing a fun learning environment.

Lori Yeager is the new assistant in our 3 year old class. Miss Lori brings many years of experience as a nanny and mom. She has also worked at a local school for many years. Miss Lori will bring a strong work ethic to the Grace Place, and she will make a great addition to our team. She is looking forward to meeting and working with the children.

Donna Yates Miss Donna spends her Tuesday mornings at the Grace Place teaching the children about Bible stories. Each week, Miss Donna uses puppets, songs, and other fun props to engage the children. Pastor Jones also joins us and says an "Echo Prayer" with the children. The Grace Place is a non-denominational preschool, and all religions are welcome. Miss Donna also runs the VBS at the Lord of Life.