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
Deborah Mata, Assistant Director
My love for children is what has brought me to work with little humans, seeing their faces as they are greeted at the door, seeing their joy as they walk past me in the hallways, hearing them call my name as I peek in their room, wiping their tears and comforting our precious little humans as they leave their parents on their fist day, developing a bond with little humans and their families, these are some of the many reason why I enjoy coming to My Place on a daily basis.
I have raised my 4 boys who are now men, I was a stay at home mom for many years and after my boys grew up and had their own families I decided to do something that I enjoyed doing for a long time, and that is working with little humans. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and my grandchildren.
Education: Degree Medical Billing & Coding and Cake Decorating/Floral Design
Experience: Six years as a Teacher Trainer, four years as a paraprofessional in public schools and three years as an Infant and Pre-K Teacher
Hometown: Brookshire, Texas
Hobbies: Cake decorating, sewing and doing arts & crafts
Stefany Barboza, 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.
Ana Cummings, Assistant Director
When I got into childcare industry, I realized my passion and love for children. I learn how I can be a positive influence on their grown and development at their early years of life. Having this position at My Place I can spread the love and my knowledge to children, families, and teachers and one day I can meet my goal to become a Director.
Education: High School and some college courses.
Experience: Administrative Assistant, Preschool Teacher, Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Director.
Hometown: Originally from Morelos, Mexico, I have lived in Houston, TX since 1999.
Hobbies: Spending time with family, outdoors activities 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.