About Us  

Ms. Grace
I have been working with children for 16 years and love every minute of it. I'm a proud Mom of 2 beautiful daughters Chelsa and Taylor. 
My list of credentials: Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Credentials I and II; a Child Care Owner, Director; Lead Teacher, New Hanover County School's Before and After School Program at Howe Pre-K Center; Special Needs Class at Eaton and Howe Pre-K Center. 

Miss Grace's Place Child Care Center opened in 2004. 
My mission is to dedicate to the social and emotional development of each child, to ensure a safe, happy and clean learning environment so each child receives the best care and love that they all deserve. 

Mary Maffetore

I'm originally from Long Island N.Y and moved to N.C. with my family in 1992. I have a son, age 29 and a daughter 26 years old. I'm so proud of their accomplishments.
I have been a K-5 Teacher's Assistant for 15 years in the Public School System. In 2016, I decided to work in the Early Childhood Education Field and love it! Honors and Mentions: Teacher's Assistant of The Year; 53 CEU hours in Early Childhood Education. I look forward to working with your child.  

Sarah Miller
I've lived in Wilmington, NC all of my life.  
My interests and achievements: Associates in Arts at CFCC then working towards a BA in Elementary Education. I have proudly worked on "FOREST OF DREAMS" Mural, volunteered at Noble Middle School and the Miniature Horse Rescue.  I have also worked with Wow Factor of Wilmington as a Hostess and Character. 

Sheila Wilson
UNCW Elementary Education, Gateway Academy Teacher and Pine Valley United Methodist Preschool Assistant.



The week of Christmas is free! Spend time with your kids baking, shopping and just enjoying this joyful time with family and friends.

Meals Served

Breakfast, Lunch, and PM snack


7 am to 5 pm Monday - Thursday

7 am to 4 pm Friday


$215 Infant

$185 2-5 year olds

A family with 2 children will receive 10% off your oldest child's rate.


Mother Goose and Creative Curriculum