Grace Lutheran Church

Seeds of Grace

2245 Walters Ave, Northbrook, IL 60062

Please support us on our Papa John's Pizza Fundraiser Night on Wed. 5/23 and Thurs. 5/24 at the Papa John's location in Highland Park. A percentage that evening go to directly support Seeds of Grace. Papa John's is located at 1620 Deerfield Rd. in Highland Park and their phone number is (847) 831-7272. Use our school code: FUND when ordering. Thank you for your support!

Christian Preschool and Child Development Center in Northbrook, Illinois

Teacher guiding her students while playing - lutheran church in Northbrook, IL
Welcome to Seeds of Grace. We are a ministry of Grace Lutheran Church and our prayer is that every child that enters our doors will get to know their personal Savior Jesus Christ. In the book of Mark 10:14, Jesus said, "Let the little children come unto Me." We also follow His word and hope you find Seeds of Grace a warm and inviting place for you and your child.

At Seeds of Grace, each child is guided to develop to his/her potential in every aspect of life within the sheltering and nurturing relationships of Christian love. We operate our center by recognizing that each child is an individual and must be allowed to grow and learn at his/her own rate in order to develop a healthy self-image. It is the goal of Seeds of Grace to help each child to grow spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially, and intellectually in their own unique way.
If you would like further information about Seeds of Grace and the programs that we offer, please email us at and/or
Seeds of Grace, a Christian Child Development Center and Preschool in Northbrook, IL is a not-for-profit ministry of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church which is dedicated to providing an early childcare program of the highest quality designed to meet the needs of today's parents.
The school is built on a rich tradition of Christian Education for the past 50 years, and most recently, the success of our 32 year tradition of our beloved Mustard Seed Preschool programs.


Seeds of Grace

Lori Schneider

A Commissioned Minister of Religion with a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Development. Her undergraduate studies were in Child Psychology and Motor Development/Motor Learning. She has been working with children in various educational settings for the past almost 30 years. Her experiences range from working with Emotionally Disturbed Children, Reading Readiness facilitator, Swim, Tennis, Softball and Basketball Coach, Youth Leader and Special Events Demonstrator at a Children's Health Museum. She has spent the last 23 years teaching, training, administrating and consulting as an Early Childhood Educator and Mentor. Ms. Lori has been working with the Seeds of Grace ministries across the nation since 1998 and is excited to be sharing the love of Jesus with your children.
If you would like further information about our ministries here at Seeds of Grace, please feel free to email me at

Dawn Grossmann

Lead Teacher - Preschool Specialist
A graduate of Roosevelt University in Schaumburg, IL, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and is Teacher Certified through the State of Illinois for Grades K-9. She has been in early childhood and teaching settings for the past 20 years, the last 10 of which have been in a Head Start classroom. Ms. Dawn loves working together with children and families to provide the best possible learning environment for each and every child.

Paige Kecseg

Lead Teacher - Infant/Toddler Specialist
A recent graduate from Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Theology. She has a Professional Educator's License (PEL) for the State of Illinois and an ESL endorsement. Paige trained at Concordia Early Childhood Center, who is celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2016. Ms. Paige is excited to be a part of Seeds of Grace and Grace Church. She is looking forward to welcoming your children with open arms.

Melissa Imriseck

Assistant Teacher - Preschool
A recent graduate from Concordia University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Studies, with a minor in Sociology. She has early childhood required credits for the State of Illinois and trained at Concordia Early Childhood Center which has a 40 year tradition of being a high quality laboratory training school. Ms. Melissa is excited to be a part of the growing Seeds of Grace family and is here to welcome your child with open arms.

Rachel Schneider

Assistant Teacher - Preschool and Summer Camp
Entering her senior year at Columbia College of Chicago, Rachel is majoring in Art Education and Art Therapy. She has years of experience working with young children in various early childhood schools out-of-state and holds a Level 2 Teaching Credential for early childhood education from West Virginia. She also started her college career in the field of nursing and is dedicated to caring for and helping others. Ms. Rachel is enthusiastic and full of energy. She is looking forward to welcoming all children with open arms.

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The Seeds of Grace Director has a Master's degree in Education, a Bachelor's degree in Child Development and over 25 years of experience as an Early Childhood Director and Administrator. Every Lead Teacher has at least a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and/or a related Educational field. The Teacher's Assistants have either an Associate's degree in Early Childhood Education and/or a CDA Credential and/or some experience working in an early childhood educational setting or have taken classes in early childhood education. Our staff is very loving, warm and nurturing. We try to emphasize small class sizes and have a low staff turnover rate.

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