Maurice & Amelia Marshall
Our names are Maurice and Amelia Marshall. We are a very experienced and professional husband and wife team that in time, we hope you would also consider family. PACA is located in Clinton Township, MI at the cross roads of Harper & Crocker. We are nestled back in a small quiet neighborhood.
We are a state-licensed childcare/preschool with experienced teachers, we offer care centered around your work schedule and we offer before & after-school care, so your child is able to receive the personalized care that he/she needs.
We would count it a blessing if you would allow us to partner with your child to change the world! We believe that when you entrust us with your children, you are entrusting us to partner with you in raising them and we do not take that responsibility lightly.
We are raising three wonderful children ourselves, so we understand the importance of building a foundation of strong moral character and academics. After all, we only get one chance to do this. So if you are looking for a Christian preschool with daycare hours, PACA is the place for you!
Precious Angels Christian Daycare first opened its doors in 1996 in our home in Louisville, KY. We were teaching and pouring into children and families there for four years until a job transfer moved us to Clinton Township, MI in 2000. We reopened in 2003 as Precious Angels Christian Academy. We are excited about this because, as you know, we only get one chance to build a foundation in our children that is not only based on ABC's and 123's, but also on the spiritual aspect that is so important in raising children in the world we live in today. We believe that it is so important that a child learns about their Creator. The foundation that we will partner with you in building will help point your child in the right direction. Pro 22:6
MEET OUR TEAM
Maurice Marshall has been working with children since 1993 when he began attending Bethel Tabernacle Church as a youth minister in Boston, MA. He never thought, in a million years, that working with children would be such a huge part of his life; then he met his beautiful wife Amelia. The rest is history.
Maurice does not have a degree in early childhood but has been educated by the experiences of pouring into children since 1993. Maurice and his wife are blessed to be raising three wonderful children and have also been blessed to have worked in ministries that have been saturated with serving children.
Maurice truly believes as the word of God teaches, that children are "a heritage of the Lord", and it is our responsibility to create an atmosphere that is condusive for healthy and fruitful growth.
Amelia has been teaching preschool since 1996 and has also been a child advocate in a woman's shelter where she previously held the position as Children's Minister and Church Nursery Director at Faith Christian Center.
Amelia holds a BA in Social Work with a minor in Psychology from Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. She has been working with children since 1987.
Amelia is not only qualified but dedicated to providing your child with the best Pre-school Education possible. She believes that children are the heritage of the Lord and that she has a true calling to pour into them the things of God.
GSRP Program Coordinator
Tammy is the Center Director at Precious Angels Christian Academy and feels truly blessed to be exactly where GOD has called her to be. She's excited to be a part of a Center that not only focuses on your childs academic growth, but also their spiritual growth.
Tammy has her degree in Early Childhood Education and has been working with children since 2000. She didn’t plan on working with children as a career, however, once she started, she quickly realized how much she absolutely loves it. She feels that God has blessed her with the ability to really make a difference in children’s’ lives. Tammy loves that she can interact with all of the children throughout her day.
Tammy is mother of two wonderful children and understands the vital importance and desire for high-quality care for your children. She looks forward to partnering with you to offer your children the same values and committed quality care here at Precious Angels Christian Academy, as they would get in a loving and nurturing home environment.
Office Administrator/Curriculum Coordinator
Jessica graduated in 2010 from Baker College with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She is a Minister at Faith Christian Center (FCC) and is actively involved in many areas of ministry. She worked in the Children’s Ministry at FCC for 3 years as a lead teacher in the Nursery, Preschool and Elementary school age children’s rooms. Currently, she is working in the youth ministry and is the worship leader for the praise and worship team at her church. She and her husband Tim have been attending their church since 2007.
Jessica's love for children and learning has been a part of her life for as long as she can remember. Nothing is better than seeing a child finally "get it" when you are teaching them something. Everyday, children grow a little and it is an awesome opportunity to witness and take part in that growth. Jessica praises God for the opportunity to not only teach children academics, but also the love of God.
Infant Room Leader
This is Jacqueline Peters, everyone calls her Mrs. Jackie. Mrs. Jackie says, "it has been a blessing and an honor working with children. God has blessed me to be able to work in a Christian base academy, called Precious Angels." Mrs. Jackie has worked with different ages from preschool to middle, and high school throughout her career over the last 18 years. She now works in the infant classroom as the lead teacher for Precious Angels Christian Acedemy. Mrs. Jackie says, "it's a blessing to be able to come to work every day Praying over the children, teaching and singing to children, the name of Jesus." Jacqueline Peters has been working for PACA/Prevail since 2017.
Mrs. Jackie has been married to her wonderful husband for 25 years and they were born and raised and currently reside in Mt. Clemens. Mrs. Jackie and here husband are born again Christians. Mrs. Jackie shares how AWESOME God is in her life. Since she has been working here at PACA/Prevail, God has blessed her with a precious new spiritual family.
This is Merofora Gakis and she explains how blessed she is to be the Nursery School teacher at Precious Angels Christian Academy. Merofora has over 38 years of experience in Early Childhood with her course work being in Early Childhood at Macomb Community College.
Merofora enjoys being an essential piece of helping children
become life-long learners. Her faith is an essential part of her life, so she enjoy working in a facility that places God first. Merofora feels that God has placed her right where HE needed her in order to impact the children and His Kingdom.
In Merofora's classroom, children will experience a safe, happy, loving, nurturing and structured environment. She believes happy children create happy families.
Transitional Preschool Classroom
Cindy has been in the Early Childhood field for the last 31 years. She has an associate degree in early childhood education. Cindy has been in many different positions from teacher assistant to teacher director and had even owed her own in-home daycare for 7 years.
Preschool Lead Teacher
Dan is one of the teachers at Precious Angels Christian Academy. He says it is an honor to be working alongside such a wonderful staff. Dan has always wanted to be a teacher growing up but never knew what age group he wanted to work with. After a couple of years at Macomb Community College, he found the Early Childhood Education program and just loved it. He just knew that's where God intended for him to be. After graduating in 2010 with his degree in Early Childhood Education, Dan has been working with preschoolers age 2-5. He absolutely loves being a male role model for young children and feels it is something valuable that is missing from a lot of childcare/preschool centers.
We are blessed to have two males on staff here at Precious Angels Christian Academy and Dan looks forward to working with both you and your children.
Tiffany has been working in Early Childhood for 12 years four years working with the GSRP Program. Tiffany was blessed to discover her passion for working with the youth by joining the Teacher Cadet Program in high school. From there she went to Macomb Community College to get her associates in Early Childhood Studies and then transferred to Rochester College where she graduated with her Bachelors.
Tiffany's favorite part of teaching is watching the children blossom throughout the year and gain confidence in doing the tasks they find difficult.
Tiffany enjoys teaching through play/scaffolding the child in an activity they’re engaged in and having fun with. She loves assessing the child and supporting them so they can reach their next developmental point.