About Us

Mission Statement

To promote high quality early childhood education
throughout diverse communities.

Who We Are

Pacific Rim Early Childhood Education (PRECE) is a Montessori based network of schools focusing on educating children from six weeks to six years old.

Our programs support strong relationships and rich educational experiences which build a strong foundation for future learning. We recognize that children have individual differences in development and that there will be variations in the skills and ability of each age group.

Our teachers respond to these differences by individualizing curriculum and their approach to teaching in order to meet the child where they are at socially, emotionally, academically and physically.

“The teacher has two tasks: to lead the children to concentration and to help them in their development afterwards.”
-Maria Montessori

Our Vision

Pacific Rim Early Childhood Education (PRECE) envisions communities that T.H.R.I.V.E! It takes a village to raise a child that’s why we believe that through Teamwork we can provide children and families with a Healthy and safe environment to grow their love of learning. By following the path created by Dr. Maria Montessori our teams support the development of Resilience: in the face of adversity, Independence: to build self-efficacy and confidence, and Versatility: for our ever-changing civilization. These 3 key factors are supported through meeting the needs of each individual. It is also our priority to embrace and promote an Environmental consciousness from our cleaning products to our curriculum.
So, what are you waiting for? Come THRIVE with us!

Our Values

Nurture: We believe that providing a nurturing environment for our children is critical to their education.

Education: We believe providing high quality education is a fundamental core principle to PRECE.  

Safety: We believe to provide children with the upmost safety so that they can focus on developing and providing parents ease of mind.

Community: We believe it is important to be integrated within the community, from existing, current and new parents and children as well as other businesses.

Our Team


Ethan Kay

President & ceo

Ethan Kay is the founder and President of Pacific Rim Early Childhood Education. As an experienced entrepreneur in a variety of industries, he has found his passion, and social mission [...]


Marianna Capozzoli

Marketing DIRECTOR

Marianna Capozzoli has been studying Early Childhood Development since 2012. Inspired by the results she saw with her own child’s education at Peppertree Montessori she sought [...]


Lynn Garcia

Operations Manager

Lynn Garcia began working with children in September of 2000. As an Assistant Teacher she worked closely with lead teachers to support their classrooms. After receiving her Primary [...]


Dana Sullivan

Program Specialist

Dana Sullivan has worked with families and children ranging in ages from 6 weeks – 9 years old since 1999. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from [...] 


Thai Nguyen


Thai Nguyen found his role in supporting early childhood education as the Head of Finance for PRECE. Thai is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of California where he [...]


  • First 5 Orange County
  • First 5 Los Angeles
  • First 5 San Diego
  • Organization of Creativity in Education and Practical Skill (OCEPS)

  • UCI School of Education
  • Chapman University School of Education
  • Creative Learning Academy (CLA)
  • UCLA Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities

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