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Meet The Team


Maria Christianson

Director/ Lead Teacher

Maria studied child development, and early childhood education at Central Michigan University. She began as director and lead teacher at Grace Beginnings Preschool in 2017.

"I teach because I love to see that "ah ha" moment when a child discovers something for the first time.  My role is to prepare a learning environment rich in materials and possibilities.  Where children are supported, and valued for their ideas, and seen as researchers, and active participants in their learning."


Christy Killips

Assistant Teacher

Christy began teaching at Grace Beginnings Preschool in 2015.

"I love teaching because I love helping children learn new things and seeing their faces when they accomplish a challenging task!  I am very blessed to be able to teach in a Christian school where I can openly share my faith!"


Rev. Zachary Marklevitz


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