Shining Stars Academy is now open for enrollment.
We have been hard at work making improvements and updates to the building, and going through the licensing process for state certification.
We are pleased to announce that on January 16th, 2020 the Texas Health and Human Services granted us our license to operate.
Shining Stars Academy’s goal is to provide safe, affordable but high quality, developmentally appropriate child care for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years.
We focus on helping children become social, well-educated, independent and self-confident in the quest for learning.
It is the philosophy of Shining Stars Academy that children be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe, friendly, educational, and loving environment. We believe each child is a unique individual and recognize children’s varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles. At Shining Stars Academy, we believe young children learn best by doing. It requires active thinking, and experimenting, to determine how things work, and to learn firsthand about the world we live in. We encourage the children to acquire and practice new learning skills, which will translate into long term development into areas of cognitive development, literacy and language skills, social, emotional and physical development.
Childcare providers are modeled to be the first teachers of children. We understand this responsibility, and therefore our goal is to become an integral role in the systems of early childhood education. The curriculum we use is “The Creative Curriculum” by Teaching Strategies. It is a 12 month program that encompasses age specific study units to enhance academic, social, physical and emotional development. Some other exciting additions to the curriculum that we are currently looking to implement, will be Sign Language and Spanish.
It is the philosophy of Shining Stars Academy that children be encouraged to learn and grow by providing a foundation of developmentally appropriate experiences where all children can succeed in a safe, friendly, educational and loving environment.
We believe that each child is a unique individual and recognize children’s varied abilities, interests, needs, and learning styles.
Our Director, Kristen Barnes has been working in Early childhood education for 8 years. She was a preschool teacher in all age groups from infants all the way to 4 year olds. In 2019 Kristen was promoted to Assistant director and then a year later was promoted to Director at a school in Cedar Park. Along with her Directors license, she also has an associates degree in early childhood education along with over 300 hours of training in child education.
We are open from 6:30am – 6:30 pm and we serve breakfast, lunch and an afternoon snack. We currently pickup our schoolers from Callison and Gattis Elementary School.
We have an open door for anybody to tour our facility. Please contact us to schedule a personal guided tour. We would love for you to become part of our family!