Quality Infant and Toddler Care

The objective of Shining Star’s Infant/Toddler Program is to have a positive impact on the development of the children in our program.  We foster this development by forming continuous and strong attachments with children.   It is our belief that when a baby’s needs are met, the infant/toddler forms a secure attachment—or “base”—that creates a foundation for healthy development in early childhood and beyond. 


Twos are exploding in their power to communicate, to move purposely, to assert their independence and individuality, and to control their important bodily functions. 



The World of preschool children builds upon established foundations for learning while focusing on the children’s newly emerging and advanced use of language, mathematical reasoning, and scientific thought. 


Shining Star's kindergarten program recognizes that children will soon be entering schools that have a range of expectations of child readiness for social and academic performance. 

Special Programs

  • ISBE-CACFP Nutrition Program
  • We Accept Illinois Department of Human Services Child Care Assistant Payment Subsidies
  • Head Start/Early Head Start