WHO WE ARE
Shining Star Child Development & Shining Star Early Learning Academy was founded by Gicele Wray-Lindley in February 2004. Gicele’s family lived in one of Chicago’s under-served community where violence, poverty, unemployment and the lack of quality early childhood education was prevalent. Determined to take her experiences and passion for bettering the lives of at-risk children, Gicele established the Shining Star Youth and Community Services to provide early literacy support to children.
Shining Star provides an atmosphere that encourages the social, emotional, physical, and intellectual growth and development of the child as a whole. Planned within the framework of philosophy and purpose, the curriculum includes the following:
Shining Star is committed to the philosophy that early childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploring, and discovery. Since children by nature are creative and receptive, our program strives to nurture and encourage these qualities.
Shining Star currently has four convenient locations. Our child care centers are designed to meet the standards of excellence & early childhood education. We are proud to help children in the Chicagoland area develop the skills they need to prepare for academic excellence and success in life.
WHAT WE DO