For inquiries, call us today: 773-734-STAR (7827)

Shining Star Child Development (South Chicago Location) 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.

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.

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JaRe Thorn

Ja’Re Thorn

Our site director Ja’Re Thorn has a passion for the field of Early Childhood Education. Ja’Re currently has a Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master’s in Child Development with a specialization in Infancy Studies.

Ja’Re loves to work with children and families by helping them to achieve their goals. Ja’Re is very friendly and is always welcoming new families to join her early learning oasis at Shining Star.


Anayelli Leon

Anayelli Leon

Anayelli is the Family Support /Intake Specialist for Shining Star South Chicago location. Anayelli has been in the field of Early Childhood for over twelve years.

Anayelli 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.

Mrs. Leon has a passion for working with families in heling them to plan a better future. Mrs. Leon is fluent in Spanish, and English.

3010-3016 East 92nd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
773-978-STAR (7827)
773-978-0709 (FAX)

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