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: Amy Wilmot
Miss Christina-4-year-old class
Miss Kris - 4-year-old class
Miss Dawna - 3-year-old class
Miss Lexi - 3-year-old class
Miss Dawn - 3-year-old class
Miss Lori - 4-year-old class
Miss Jackie - 3-year-old class
Miss Julie - 4-year-old class
The Grace Place Preschool Team
Miss Amy - The new director of Grace Place is a former teacher of Grace Place. Miss Amy is a mother of 4, a wife to a retired marine and she received her BA from Stockton University. Miss Amy is also a member of Lord of Life church and is very dedicated to the success of our school and our families.
Miss Lexi - teaches one of our 3-year-old classes. Miss Lexi is finishing up her degree at Rowan in early childhood education and holds a CDA. Miss Lexi loves art and reading to the children. Miss Lexi has been teaching for the past 3 years and her favorite part of working with young children is watching them grow and learn.
Miss Christina - Christina Thompson taught English in middle school in West Windsor, Upper Freehold, and Princeton for twelve years. She has since found a love of preschool by teaching her own children at home during the pandemic and also teaching and co-founding two co-op preschool groups. Four-year-old education is her passion! Miss Christina teaches our 4-year-old classroom.
Miss Kris is our teacher in the 4-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 Dawna is our teacher in the 3's classroom. Her approach to teaching allows the children to express themselves in the classroom. Miss Dawna holds a Master's degree in Education. The children have so much fun exploring a creative approach to learning, socialization time, and lots of free play.
Miss Jackie Joined Grace Place this year and is working in our 3 year old class with Miss Dawna. Miss Jackie is also a parent of Grace Place. We love having our parents be apart of our team here. Miss. Jackie has a love for art and we are thrilled to have her with us.
Miss Julie has joined Grace Place this year and is also a parent to 2 of our students past and present. Miss. Julie is a great asset to Grace Place. Miss Julie is our "Go To" when things need to be built and put together. Miss. Julie can jump in any room and lend a helping hand.
Miss Allison joined the Grace Place as our substitute for the past few years. We are thrilled to have her as part of our team. Miss Allison loves reading to the children, and she has a very warm and friendly personality.
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.