Meet Our Team
Cecelia Muse, Director
During the 39 years that I have worked in the childcare industry, I have taught children, wrote curriculum, mentored and trained teachers, was an assistant director and then in 1995, I became a Director. I have been Directing early childcare schools for the last 25 years. It is my life and passion, I consider the children, families and staff that are under my care an extension of my own family, which consists of 5 amazing children and 7 beautiful grandchildren. My goals as the Director of My Place Early Learning Center, include building a strong relationship with you, my families, where communication, education, health & safety, family involvement, and homeschool connections are priorities.
Education: Child Development Associate, Directors Certificate, Early Child Education
Experience: Twenty-five years as a Director, thirty-nine years in Child Care from being a Teacher: Curriculum Coordinator, Assistant Director to Director
Hometown: Originally from San Jose, CA. Houston, TX since 1980
Hobbies: Crafts, reading, spending time with family and grandchildren
Cori Harbuck, Assistant Director
Why childcare? I choose to be in childcare because as soon as I become a preschool teacher I knew that this is where I was supposed to be. I have a passion for teaching and the well being of children. Continuing my child care education is important so I can spread my knowledge to teachers here at My Place. I love my place and knowing that my child and other children are receiving the loving care that they need.
Education: Degree in Medical Assisting, Directors License from Texas Teacher Academy and Texas Food Managers Certification
Experience: Preschool Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator, Child Care Administration and Assistant Director
Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
Hobbies: Camping, painting, traveling, volunteering and spending time with my family
Vivian Hernandez, Director
Being there for others since they start their own family is an amazing experience. Educating, loving and providing a “second home” for their children gives me a warm and satisfactory feeling of contributing to create a strong foundation in our community. Love and Education - a perfect match!
Education: Senior Technician in Educational Psychology. Child Development Associate.
Favorite Children’s Book: Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me by Eric Carle.
Experience: I’ve been in the Early Childhood Education field since 2001. Infants/Preschool teacher 2001-2003. Assistant Director 2003-2007. Center Director 2007-2009. Owner/Director at My Place Early Learning Center 2009-2019.
Hometown: Valencia, Venezuela.
Hobbies: Traveling, listening to music and exercising.
Stefany Barboza, Assistant Director
I chose the childcare center industry because I love children and after I had children myself, I realized how important it is to build those first steps, early childhood education is the base for future learning. My Place for me is a big family, is the place I want to be, as a worker and as a parent!
Education: Rafael Belloso Chacin University - Bachelor of Science in Communications – Advertising and Public Relations.
Favorite Children’s Book: The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Experience: Communications Executive at the Electricity Company in Venezuela for 7 years. Three years in the childcare industry as a Front Desk Manager and Assistant Director.
Hometown: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Hobbies: Being with my family, watching Grey’s Anatomy and traveling.
Brittany Gabriel, Business Development Manager
I am a first-time mom and I was kind of worried about putting my child in daycare. After meeting and seeing My Place I fell in love immediately. My daughter has been there for about over six months and honestly it’s been amazing.
We love MyPlace! Thank you to Ms. Vivian and all the teachers for being simply amazing! It’s hard to believe my oldest son started at MyPlace when he was 6 m.o. and now he is almost 6 y.o! My daughter goes to MyPlace and her teachers are the same as my son’s ❤️. It’s says a lot. Thank you!
My daughter has been going there for little more than a year. She loves it there. Never had to see her cry dropping her there. Teachers are all very caring and sweet.