School-age children are welcome at A Shining Star Learning Center where we provide a before and after school program. A Shining Star Learning Center provides bus transportation for children attending Sugar Creek, Colene Hoose, Fairview and Prairieland Elementary schools. Unit 5 School District provides bus transportation for some children attending Parkside Elementary and Parkside Junior High School. Please check with Unit 5 Transportation, (309) 452-0428, to see if your child is eligible for transportation services.
After school each day, the children are provided a nutritious snack, followed by quiet time to either complete homework or read a book, then free play either inside the classroom or out on the center’s playground.
On days when children are out of school, a more structured schedule with various activities and art projects fills the day. At A Shining Star Learning Center, the school-age room is a fun atmosphere to where the children love to interact with their friends. During the summer months, a full-time summer program includes exciting learning activities and field trips.
Reading exercises and math skills are implemented to keep the children intellectually stimulated during the summer. Besides our outdoor activities, the children participate in an air conditioned environment on hot and humid days.
Example of our summer field trips: