Little Friends Of Grace

Little Friends Of Grace2020-09-02T14:57:06-04:00

Emergency Announcement

In response to the ongoing COVID pandemic, Little Friends of Grace is following CDC, Maryland State Department of Education Office of Child Care and Carroll County Health Department guidelines. We are planning to open in the Fall with our regular schedule and make modifications in our classrooms. 

We are currently scheduling in-person or virtual tours. Please call 410-848-7020 ext 113 to make your appointment with Dana Chirillo. Stay healthy! 

Our Mission

Lifting high the name of Jesus Christ, the mission of Little Friends of Grace is to provide a Christ-centered program which promotes the development of each child spiritually, mentally, physically, and socially.

Our Philosophy

Each child is uniquely created by God. It is the responsibility of the school to create a learning environment that will help all children develop a sense of self-worth and become the persons God intended them to be.

Children are happier when their boundaries are lovingly set. Little Friends of Grace admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities.

Our Program

The philosophy of the school is put into practice with educational and Christian instruction that is age appropriate. Materials are provided to give the children hands-on learning experiences. Typical materials are blocks, play-dough, housekeeping center, science center, art center, reading center and more.

Little Friends Of Grace Preschool

Admission Procedures

In order to be admitted, the school must have on file.

  • A completed application
  • Payment of registration
  • Completed health and immunization forms

Tuition 2020-2021

$90 registration fee for returning students (non-refundable)
$100 registration fee for new students (non-refundable)
1 month tuition due by June 1

2 day program – $200.00
3 day program – $225.00
4 day program – $250.00
5 day program – $270.00
M,W,F 9:00am-2:00pm – $290.00
(Pre-K Four’s only)

Due monthly September – April


9:00am –12:00pm (unless otherwise indicated)

Two-year old classes
Tuesday and Thursday or Wednesday and Friday

Three-year old classes
Monday, Wednesday and Friday or
Tuesday and Thursday

Pre-K Four-year old classes
Monday, Wednesday and Friday or
Monday through Thursday or
Monday through Friday or
Monday, Wednesday and Friday — 9:00am – 2:00pm

Little Friends Of Grace Staff

Dana Chirillo
Dana ChirilloPreschool Director
Renee Brewer
Renee BrewerAdministrative Assistant and Substitute
Jennifer Schuler
Jennifer SchulerPermanent Substitute
Betsy Reilly
Betsy ReillyCOVID Specialist

Pre-K 4’s Teachers

Mary Bair
Mary BairTeacher, MWF 9-2
Tracy Bauhof
Tracy BauhofTeacher, M-Th/F
Stephanie Sweeney
Stephanie SweeneyTeacher, MWF
Beth Meyers
Beth MeyersAssistant Teacher, MWF
Allison Simpkins
Allison SimpkinsAssistant Teacher, M-F
Kathy Zanti
Kathy ZantiAssistant Teacher, MWF 9-2

2’s and 3’s Teachers

Sandra Harrison
Sandra HarrisonTeacher - 2's and 3's
Jennifer Jones
Jennifer JonesAssistant Teacher - 2's, W, F
Abby Shelton
Abby SheltonAssistant Teacher - 3's, MWF
Stephanie Sweeney
Stephanie SweeneyAssistant Teacher - 2's, T/Th