Program

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.email    

Curriculum

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-K4

The Grace Life Preschool Developmental Pre-K4 Class provides extra support for children in a typical pre-k classroom environment. With a focus on self-management skills, communication, and academic support, this class provides the opportunity for children to best prepare for kindergarten. The class is overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and uses Applied Behavior Analysis to motivate and teach each child. 


The developmental pre-k4 class is offered at Grace Life Preschool in partnership with Grace Therapy Center. Class is Monday through Thursday from 9am till 2pm running from early September through mid-May 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 kjenkins@gracetherapycenter.com or click here to visit Grace Therapy Center's page on Facebook. Click here to add your child to the waitlist. LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE!

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, Caroline, Andrew and Olivia. 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 the 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.email

Registration, Classes & Fees 2021-2022

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. 


CLICK HERE TO ADD YOUR CHILD'S INFORMATION TO THE 2021-2022 WAIT LIST

After all current families have completed enrollment, we will begin offering placement to those on the wait list. Communication to those on the wait list will begin in late January.  

  • Babies 6 months - 11 months

    • two days per week (M,W or T,TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:6
    • annual curriculum fee is $75
    • monthly tuition is $200
  • 1 Year olds

    • two days per week (M,W or T,TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:8
    • annual curriculum fee is $75
    • monthly tuition is $200


  • 2 Year olds

    • two days per week (M,W or T,TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:10
    • annual curriculum fee is $100
    • monthly tuition is $200


  • Pre-K3 (3 days per week)

    • three days per week (T,W,TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:15
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $250


  • Pre-K3 (4 days per week)

    • four days per week (M - TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:15
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $300


  • Pre-K4

    • four days per week (M - TH)
    • teacher:child ratio is 2:16
    • annual curriculum fee is $125
    • monthly tuition is $315

Grace Life Preschool Calendar