Before & After Care
Summer Camp


Located in Lake Barrington, Academy of Stars Childcare has been presenting the best childcare to Barrington and the surrounding area since 2003. 

New ownership 2017


The Academy of Stars is licensed with the State of Illinois and offers a full day program with a limited part-time option Monday through Friday. The program is opened year long offering a school age summer camp and care for infants through age 12. The Academy of Stars utilizes Creative Curriculum and hires the best early childhood educators to provide a creative, nurturing and loving environment for all.






22102 Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, IL 60010



M-F 7am–6pm


Academy of Stars Child Care is conveniently located off Pepper Road in Lake Barrington, less than one block away from the Village Fire Station.


22102 Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, IL 60010
United States


Program Overview

Academy of Stars Childcare offers a hot lunch, afternoon reinforcement, snack and creative activities are included. This enrichment program includes hands on learning activities, weekly themes, with emphasis on simple math, early literacy, science, daily music and art. This program is structured to meet all of the State of Illinois - Early Childhood Initiatives and National Learning Standards for Early Childhood.

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Infant Room: Birth to 12m.

Lots of love, nurturing, stimulation and joy every day. Our infants get our undivided attention. Our teachers create a calm, stimulating and creative environment for your infant.

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Explorers: Age 1-2

Emphasis on building self-confidence, independence and exploration. Our Toddlers class features lots of centers to explore and develop confidence and build language skills.

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Pioneers: Age 2-3

A holistic and nurturing approach to develop self-help skills, language and social/ emotional milestones by increasing communication skills and creativity. Part-time, full-time and extended day options available.

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Adventures: Age 3-4

Designed to help each child develop decision making skills, cooperation with peers and adults, communication skills, problem solving, math, reading readiness, language development and other social/emotional and cognitive milestones. Part-time, full-time and extended day options available.

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Allstars Pre-K: Age 4-5

Our focus is challenging each child to achieve their personal best. Weekly topics include Math, Science, Early Literacy (Jolly Phonics), Art, Music (private piano lessons are optional), Social Studies, and Dramatic Play. Standards are designed to meet or exceed School District 220 and the Illinois State Standards. Assessments are done twice a year for each child to track individual growth and development. Parent conferences are conducted in the Fall and in the Spring if necessary. Common for four year olds and those children that missed the age 5 cut off by September 1. Part-time, full-time and extended day options available.

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Before & After School

Transportation from Roslyn, Countryside, North Barrington and Algonquin Road School. We offer homework assistance, enrichment, and daily themes and outdoor time. Flexible days and options available. Up to age 12.

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Summer Camp

School age campers will enjoy field trips to the water park, observatory, miniature golf and other local attractions. Summer camp also includes a catered lunch, academic workshops, exciting themes and fun.

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Private Piano Lessons

Piano lessons are available for children ages 3 and up. Piano recitals are held twice a year. All are invited to see 0ur "stars" shine!

Contact Us

We are available to answer your questions and to schedule an appointment for a time convenient for you!

Fill out the form and we will get back with you as quickly as possible. You may also contact us by phone at (847) 382-7350

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“...great educational facility with dedicated teachers who have focused on the specific needs of our daughter...”
— Mariam
“A fun and educational place with emphasis on the arts with lots of crafts & piano lessons.”
— Diane
“This school has blown us away with everything it has to offer. From teaching my son to always have manners, to reading to the younger kids, to caring and respecting our elders with the monthly visits to the elderly home, to counting in Spanish and to weekly piano lessons. The teachers never cease to amaze me with the unique talents each one brings.”
— Lisa
“...beyond expectation for staff, curriculum, just all around best daycare we’ve encountered...”
— Courtney
“Great place to learn, to be creative and to have fun!!”
— Rachel
“Trustworthy childcare for our two kids, 5 years & counting...”
— Vicki