Developmental Psychologist. Educator. Mom.

For close to three decades, Dr. Rey has enjoyed various facets of education; from teaching preschool to graduate students, to school counseling and administration, and educational entrepreneurship. She attributes becoming an entrepreneur to her own search for an innovative education for her daughter.

Learn more about Dr. Rey


The Gratitude Garden

The Gratitude Garden Preschool is designed to evoke the imagination and the innate sense of children’s curiosity–so that learning is natural and fun. We balance our day using a variety of philosophies, methods, and practices. We are one of a kind.


Social Emotional Learning

Social and emotional skills related to one’s well-being are essential skills for success in school, work, and life. With regard to early development, children who learn to control themselves and make good choices do better socially and academically than children who are overly angry, aggressive, or impulsive.


Children’s Books

“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– The Little Prince

Here is a collection of Dr. Rey’s favorite children’s books that will ignite wonder and curiosity.


“The environment Dr. Rey has set at the Gratitude Garden Preschool has proven to stimulate my daughters need for adventure, learning, creativeness, and love. I wanted a preschool that had a healthy outdoor lifestyle that would parallel the academics and combine playing an learning in a seamless way. This preschool has met all my expectations and provided my daughter with a safe and happy home away from home.”

Cheyenne B.

“Our son was only a year and a half when we came across The Gratitude Garden Preschool at their booth at the Ocean Festival. My husband and I instantly fell in love with the Director, Dr. Rey. Not only were her credentials extremely impressive, the love and passion she expressed for empowering children, drew me in. “

Juliet Ekinaka

“Magical excellence! Outstanding academic curriculum matched with genuine love for students in a magical and peaceful environment. So grateful for this amazing school!”

Carey F.