Grace Life Preschool is now hiring for the 2023-2024 school year. Staff hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30am till 2:30pm with regular school holidays and summers off. Both lead and assistant positions are available. CLICK HERE to apply now. Questions? email


Grace Life Preschool is committed to providing a secure and nurturing environment with God's grace and love as the foundation of all learning. The school year runs from early September through mid-May on Mondays through Thursdays from 9 am till 2 pm. The GLP teachers focus on age appropriate skills to encourage each child's independence and curiosity. We want our end result to be children that love to learn! Contact GLP Office Manager Lori Ficklin at 225.769.8998 with any questions or to schedule a tour.


Since young children learn from interactions with their environment, a carefully planned, rich environment is key to our program. We use criteria established by the National Association for the Education of Young Children to guide our practices and we use The Creative Curriculum to establish the framework for our classrooms, ages 6 months through Pre-K4. The Creative Curriculum is a play-based and research-based curriculum that supports active learning and progress in all developmental areas (social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive). All children learn and develop at different rates and The Creative Curriculum specializes in differentiated instruction that allows learning for all children at their own pace.  

Developmental Pre-K

The Grace Life Preschool Developmental Pre-K Class provides extra support for children in a typical pre-k classroom environment with a focus on self-management skills, communication, and academic support. The class is overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and uses Applied Behavior Analysis to motivate and teach each child. The class is offered at GLP in partnership with Grace Therapy Center. Class is Monday through Thursday from 9am till 2pm and follows the GLP school calendar. The class offers low student to teacher ratio and follows a different registration and tuition fee structure.  For information, reach out to or click here to visit Grace Therapy Center's page on Facebook. Click here to add your child to the waitlist. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!

Kids Summer Camps 2023

Grace Life Preschool Staff hosts a variety of summer camps for kids ages 12 months through 11 years of age. There are four camp sessions: June 5 to 8, June 12 to 15, July 10 to 13, and July 17 to 20. Each camp session runs Monday through Thursday from 9am till 2pm. For more information and to register, CLICK HERE for all of the details (registration opens February 1 at 10am).  

Meet Our Director

Kathryn Chalas is from Baton Rouge where she met her husband Tim while in college. They married in 1998 and have three children. Kathryn taught both PreK and Kindergarten and served as an After Care Director before staying home with her children. When she decided to return to work, she directed an established Baton Rouge preschool for 4 years before joining the Grace Life team in 2014 to serve as the founding Director of Grace Life Preschool. Kathryn has a passion for early childhood education and is grateful for the opportunity to lead a preschool at the church she has called home for over 20 years. Contact Preschool Director Kathryn Chalas at 225.769.8998 with any questions.

Registration, Classes & Fees 2023-2024

Registration is on a first come, first served basis. Current families re-enroll and register new siblings beginning in mid January with public registration to follow. To enroll in a specific age level, a child must turn the required age no later than September 30 of the school year. If a child receives a spot in the program, a completed registration form and a non-refundable registration fee must be submitted to reserve the spot. Registration fees are $150 for two days, $175 for three days, and $200 for four days. 


This waitlist is for families NOT CURRENTLY ENROLLED in our program. After all current families have completed enrollment, we will begin offering placement to those on the waitlist. Communication to those on the wait list will begin in late January.  

  • Littlest Ones 6 months - 23 months

    • two days per week (M,W or T,TH)
    • littlest ones are divided by birthdates into three classes starting with the youngest to oldest they are: Owls (teacher:child ratio 1:4); Foxes (ratio 1:5); Bears (ratio 1:6)
    • annual curriculum fee is $75
    • monthly tuition is $215
  • 2 Year olds

    • two days per week (M,W or T,TH)
    • two year olds are divided by birthdates into a younger class and older class: Younger (teacher:child ratio is 1:6) and Older (ratio 1:7)
    • annual curriculum fee is $100
    • monthly tuition is $215

  • Pre-K3 (3 days per week)

    • three days per week (T,W,TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 1:8
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $270

  • Pre-K3 (4 days per week)

    • four days per week (M - TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 1:8
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $320

  • Pre-K4

    • four days per week (M - TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 1:8
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $335

Grace Life Preschool Calendar