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Now accepting applications for Early Head Start (Ages Birth to Three) & Head Start (Ages Three to Five)

Children with disabilities are accepted and encouraged to apply!

For inquiries, call us today! 773-734-STAR (7827) info@shiningstaryouth.com

East Side

East Side

Shining Star Child Development (East Side) provides quality child care and family support services to children and their families. This State of the art facility is equipped with bi-lingual teachers to meet the cultural needs of the children and families in our care. We have teaching staff who are fluent in English, Spanish, and Yoruba.

Shining Star Child Development is a State of the art, State of the Illinois license child care facility offering high quality early learning and family support services to children and their families. We provide care to children from birth to five.

Shining Star Child Development (East Side) is a NAEYC accredited, State of the Illinois ExceleRate Illinois Gold Rated, child care facility offering high quality early learning and family support services to children and their families. We provide care to children from birth to five.

We are located in the heart of the East Side community and consider it as an honor to positively impact the lives of the children and families we serve.

Excelerate Gold CircleNAEYC

We strive to:

  • Establish regular, meaningful communication between home and our center.
  • Promote and support parenting skills.
  • Encourage active parent participation in each child’s early learning journey.
  • Welcome parents as volunteer partners in our classrooms.

MEET OUR SITE DIRECTOR

VanessMrs. Vanesss Porraz-Campos

Vanessa Porraz-Campos is currently the site director of Shining Star Child Development (East Side). Vanessa has over five years of experience in management and a passion for working with children and their families. Mrs. Porraz-Campos holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Vanessa is fluent in English and Spanish and enjoys planning fun activities to celebrate diversity at her site.

At Shining Star, our focus is to provide a stimulating early care and education experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development. Our goal is to support children’s desire to be life-long learners.


MEET OUR FAMILY INTAKE SPECIALIST/ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

HildaHilda Sosa

Hilda Sosa is the Family Intake Specialist/Assistant Director of Shining Star Child Development (East Side). Hilda holds an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education and is currently pursuing her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Practice from National Louis University.

Hilda gives support to families enrolled in the Shining Star Head Start program by ensuring compliance with Head Start Performance Standards in the following areas: health, family & community partnerships, nutrition, mental health and disability services.

Ms. Sosa has a passion for working with parents and supporting them as they pursue their career goals.

10540-44 S Ewing
Chicago, IL 60617
773-768-STAR (7827)
773-768-7832 (FAX)