Our Staff



Ms. Jane E. Eaton, M. Ed., Founder

Opened LEARNING STAGES with a Master’s Degree in the field of education, She is a licensed speech pathologist, a Certified Special Education Diagnostician, a Certified Special Education Supervisor and has taught all levels of regular and special education classes in the public school system. Prior to opening Learning Stages, Ms. Eaton served as principal in the primary level public schools for seven years. After sixteen years in public education, a long awaited dream has been fulfilled… the opportunity to serve the young pre-school child.


Ms. Erica Villarreal, Director

Ms. Erica Villarreal is one of our directors for Learning Stages with 10 years of experience in early childhood and shares responsibility of maintaining an environment of enthusiastic teaching and learning through mentoring, planning curriculum, updating staff and student files, researching ECE latest developments to acquire current knowledge of ECE.

Ms. Erica has created a welcoming culture of family with our staff and students and facilitating individualized learning to our developing students.

Ms. Erica obtained her bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston. She has also obtained her Child Development Associate certification through the Council for Professional Recognition in Washington. She is currently working on her postgraduate degree.


Ms. Lety Villarreal, Director

Ms. Leticia joined the childcare industry from the corporate business world. As a former Manager and Supervisor, Ms. Villarreal became an effective director and advocate of young children. She acquired her CDA (Child Development Associate Certification) and after over 18 years in the field of Early Child Development, she continues to pursue her goal to be an active advocate for the early education of young children. Ms. Villarreal is, indeed, dedicated to our early childhood facility and students.


We are proud of our staff of quality teachers and directors! Our staff is part of the consistent development and education of our students.

Our teachers regularly obtain more Early Child Development training hours than state regulations mandate, and they attend professional training conferences to further knowledge, education, discovery of new ideas and creative teaching methods. In addition to professional development our staff is trained in First Aid/CPR, SIDS, Infectious Disease Control, Injury Prevention, and Child Abuse Awareness, Emergency Preparedness planning, and Preventing and Responding to Emergency Due to Food or Allergic Reaction.

Our program Lead Teachers obtain CDA certification through the Child Development Council of Professional Recognition in Washington, D.C. which requires the completion of rigorous coursework related to curriculum and child development.

This combination of continuous training and education provide our teachers and staff with skills needed to create a quality learning environment.

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Keeping ahead of COVID-19

This rapidly evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) has imposed an unsettling, fluid situation upon our community and its businesses. While the team here at Learning Stages still aims to maintain a "business as usual" approach, we are making a number of significant changes to our operations to account for a situation that is far from normal.