pre-kindergarten allstars Program

At Academy of Stars in Barrington, our focus in our pre-kindergarten program for children ages 4 to 5 years old is on 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. We do that through providing lots of love, nurturing, stimulation and joy every day for your child. This program is common for four year olds and those children that missed the age 5 cut off by September 1.

Our teachers put an emphasis on encouraging independence, creative thinking, problem solving and language development through interactive, hands on experiences. Individual and small group activities focus on developing pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-math skills throughout your child’s day. Standards are designed to meet or exceed School District 220. 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. 

With over 17 years of experience in personal childcare and educational services, we love to watch your child learn and grow. All of our programs feature a low teacher-to-child ratios for personalized attention. Our teachers are carefully selected, are trained and educated in early childhood, CPR, first aid and are also required to keep current in continuing education. Our teachers give their undivided attention to creating a calm, stimulating and creative environment for your child. We have full day and part-time options available for your needs.

A look into your child’s day at Academy of Stars…

At Academy of Stars in Barrington, our teachers want to encourage a love of learning. Our teachers plan lessons based on a based around themes that incorporate problem solving, responsive listening and using language as well as social and collaborative learning skills. We strike a balance between educational activities and play and preparing your child for kindergarten.

Our mission is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and academically challenging environment where each child can develop self-confidence, build new friendships and develop at his or her own pace. We teach respect for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.

Great place to learn, to be creative and to have fun!”
— Beth