Meet the Team

Dedicated & Certified

Ms. Miracle Wigfall

Center Director

Hello families! My name is Miracle Wigfall and I am honored to serve as a director for First Steps Learning Center. Having earned my directors license and child development associates, I have devoted more than ten years to working in education with young children and their families. I am committed to providing families with a loving and developmentally sound foundation for a life time of learning. 

Prior to becoming a director, I served as a toddler teacher, a family childcare provider, and a lead pre-K teacher. Eventually I transitioned from a Pre-K teacher to program specialist, where I was then promoted to assistant director to finally director!

My philosophy is children learn best when the learning environment is designed to meet the developmental needs of each child, one that encourages exploration, creativity, and independence. I am dedicated to providing the best experience for our families. 

"The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious to have one idea spark another." - Mara Collins

Ms. Yanetria Cole

Assistant Director

Hi, everyone my name is Yanetria (Ms.Shenelle) your Assistant Director! I have been working with First Steps Learning Center since October of 2020. I am currently attending Post University to obtain my BS in Business Management. I have been working in childcare for over 17 years and I would not change it for the world. I love watching the children learn and grow. It is amazing to see how much they change in the course of a couple of years. I have 7 children myself so I see first hand how precious these years are because they pass by so quickly. In my spare time I like to be outdoors and work on projects around my home. I am so lucky to have the opportunity to work with such wonderful children, families and co-workers!

 

“I wasn’t born to teach, I was born to inspire others, to change people, and to never give up; even when faced with challenges that seem impossible.”

Ms. Shuana Teague

Lead Pre-K Teacher

Hello! I am your Pre-K teacher. I chose to become a teacher because I am passionate about teaching children not only the things required to succeed academically, but also socially. Part of the curriculum I teach includes social and emotional learning activities. In my opinion, it is just as important that our future world leaders learn about compassion, being kind, how to be a good friend, and how we can turn a mistake into a lesson. I am so blessed to be a part of your children's lives and see their growth as their little personalities develop. ​

Mr. Erick SanJuan

Lead Preschool Teacher

Hello! I am your preschool teacher & I am here to help you get ready for school! With me we will learn all about our ABCs, numbers, colors, animals and shapes and how to work together & interact with our friends!  I have experience in childcare working with 3 & 4 years old, but I love working with kids of all ages & I’m always open to learning myself. I love watching kids get excited about coming to class to learn & play!

Ms. Alex Fields

Lead Two`s Teacher

Hello! I am your Two`s teacher. I have been working with children for over four years. I absolutely love to teach through learning with children as much as I love to learn from them. I mainly base my lessons on fun projects regarding the theme, shape, number, color, and letter of that week, to create a fun environment and learning experience. 

Ms. Marjorie Atencio

Lead Toddler Teacher

Hello! I am your Toddler teacher. I  love children and teaching them in different environments to experience at their explorative age. Seeing the children make discoveries  through exploration makes working with them so rewarding. One day I see myself owning a daycare to further assist in developing children's futures.

Ms. Brianda Arqueta

Lead Infant Teacher

Hello! I am your Infant teacher. I am a responsible, loving, and dedicated teacher. My experience in childcare contributes to the physical, social, communicative, cognitive, and motor development of each child. I love and enjoy being a preschool teacher.

 

"Teachers who love to teach, teach children a love of learning”       

Mrs. Carla Casanova

Center Floater

Hello! I am your center floater. I work with all age groups. My experience is based on my values, giving attention to babies and educating preschool children. What I do is based on love and patience. I have over two years of experience with children in a licensed setting. I am also an experienced mother to my eleven year old daughter.