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.
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
Laura Mendoza is the site director of Shining Star Child Development (East Side). Laura holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from National Louis University.
Laura has a passion for working with children and prides herself in maintaining a safe and developmentally appropriate environment for all children.
MEET OUR FAMILY INTAKE SPECIALIST/SITE DIRECTOR
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 Human Services with a concentration in Child Development and Adolescence. She is expecting to complete her degree by the end of 2021.
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