First Steps Management Team

Sabira Beg


Executive Director

Hi! I'm the Founder & Executive Director here at First Steps. I have 2 boys, 7 year old and 3 year old. I also have 13 nieces and nephews who I take care of frequently. I have worked in daycare for over 7 years. I also worked in the corporate world for over 9 years. After having my son and having to put him in daycare, I saw a lot of things in the center that I was not happy with as a parent. I realized that I was paying a lot of money for care that I was not happy with including unhealthy snacks and meals as well as my child not learning a whole lot but watching TV every day. That's when I decided that it was time for a change, not only for my son, but for a lot of families who felt the way I did. So I went back to school and ventured to open my own center. I have been extremely selective in the staff that I hire as well as the teaching teams that I pair together. As far as my qualifications, I am Lead Teacher certified in Infants, Toddlers & Preschool, Director 2 certified as well as CPR & First Aid. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in International Business & Marketing from Hofstra University, a degree in Management from Northeastern University, as well as multiple early education courses at Fisher College and various other educational institutions.


Judi Hayes

HR Manager

Hi, My name is Judi Limone-Hayes and I am the Human Resources Manager for First Steps. I have been working at First Steps since October, 2013. I started my career in Human Resources in 1994 while obtaining my Masters Degree in Human Resources Development at Suffolk University.



Jeanine Feeley

Director Chelsea Center

Hello, First Steps families, my name is Jeanine and I am the Assistant Director here at the Chelsea location. I began taking childhood classes in 2002, while I was a student at Medford High where I quickly found a passion for working with younger children. In May of 2005, I graduated from Bay State College where I received an Associates of Science degree in Early Childhood. After I graduated from Bay State, I then furthered my education at UMass Boston. My youth development experience have afforded me the opportunity to work with children in all types of settings and varying needs. Also, allowing and teaching me to learn how to be a positive role model to younger children and their families.


Kelly Motherway

Director Medford Center

Hi, I am Kelly and I am the assistant director here in Medford. I have been at First Steps for a little over two years now. I have a bachelor’s in Early Education and American History from Salem State. I came here after working with school age children, primarily fifth graders, and currently mentor one of my former students. I genuinely enjoy coming to First Steps every day and building relationships with the children and families. I love watching the children learn and grow day to day, especially when they reach an important milestone.