First Steps Learning Center's Staff

​"One book, one pen, one child, and ONE TEACHER can change the world". Malala Yousafzai
Our teachers are nurturers as well as educators, someone who encourages learning through exploration, and who understands the balance between what a child needs to feel safe and what she requires to reach her potential. Your child’s teacher is your partner. At First Steps Learning Center, families and teachers work together --celebrating successes, navigating challenges, and communicating daily about your child’s achievements and goals. 


Bridgette Cooper, Center's Director

First Steps Learning Center's Director, Bridgette Cooper, is a mother of one who has graduated from both Hinds Community College and Belhaven University with an Associates's and Bachelors's degree in Business administration. Ms. Cooper also has many years of child care experience working in licensed childcare experience as a Teacher as well as a Director. Ms. Cooper has earned her Director Credentials from Mississippi State's Early Years Network Program. Her true and genuine passion for smaller children has allowed her to play a vital role in the day-to-day operations here at First Steps Learning Center to ensure that our children have a safe and nurturing environment that provides a safe haven for our children to learn and grow.