SHOOTING STARS CHILDCARE

We believe every child is born with a seed of greatness, We water the seeds with love, education, and care. 
Watch the greatness Grow.
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Here, a life time of learning begins!
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    Infant Program
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    Toddler Program
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    Preschool Program

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Highlights of Our Program:
Providing home made/fresh and healthy food and nutritious snacks under supervision of Department of Agriculture

Use of state approved 
curriculum 


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Low teacher-to-child Ratios
Infant and toddler:
1 to 2 
Preschool:
1 to 3.


​Holding Free Regular Educational Workshops for parents led by the daycare’s assigned Nurse practitioner and Therapist.
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Free of cost Annual Developmental 
Screening

Spacious, multi-age, and fenced
playground.


Convenient hours of operation;
7:30 am to 6:00 pm.


Why Shooting Stars Childcare???

Developmentally Appropriate:
​Individual Attention:
Provider Continuity:
  • Family child care providers are more accepting of uneven development. 
  • They are able to focus on each child as an individual rather than on just one child in a group of babies/children. 
  • Teachers of same age groups may be more tempted to expect children to learn at the same pace.
  • Children are not moved to a new              classroom and new teacher when they have a birthday or master a certain
    skill. 

  • It is difficult for parents and children to frequently have to transfer feelings of trust, comfort and affection to another caregiver.
  • The mixed-age group environment is a very normal and natural setting.
  • The real world is full of people of all ages, just as in the child's family, neighborhood, and community.
  • ​Although schools and many daycare   centers choose to segregate children by ages, this does not reflect real life.
Family/Sibling-Like Relationships:
Social Development
Enhanced:
Experience Different Roles:
  • These relationships can be fostered, and are sources of trust, affection, comfort, and closeness. 
  • Research has shown that age is not an important factor for friendship choices.
  • Each child has the opportunity to play various roles such as the youngest, middle, or oldest of the group, and therefore have exposure to different learning experiences.
  • Each child has the opportunity to interact with a variety of behavior and continuously practice cooperative work and play skills(sharing, taking turns, expressing feelings, being helpful to others, etc.
Builds Leadership Skills and
Self-Esteem:
"Waiting Time"
Is Minimized:
Therapeutic for
"At Risk" Children:

  • Many activities are open-ended or coordinated for all ages- with all children involved.
  • The older children are usually able to be helpful and assist with many activities and practice to accept responsibility. 
  • Children with difficulty following rules are encouraged to remind the younger ones of the rules and therefore often learn to obey and control their own behavior.
  • Children with low self-esteem have the opportunity to refine their social skills and interact in a non-competitive way around the younger children.
  • The older children have the opportunity to lead, instruct, assume responsibility, and nurture others. 
  • They also strengthen their own skills and knowledge already acquired through the process of tutoring
    others.

Minimise Competitive Pressure:
  • Many children are at various learning levels and will have age specific needs ​at different times.
  • In mixed-age group, they are not compared to their peers and mostly feel being helpful to others.