StarChild Academy provides the highest quality children¬ís programs for those parents who want the very best in education, personal development, and safety for their children. ¬ For infants through after-schoolers, StarChild Academy provides it all at convenient locations with extended hours and affordable tuition rates. One look and you will see why StarChild Academy is the best decision for your child¬ís future and your own peace of mind.
Highlights include: open from 6 a.m. to 7.. p.m.; structured programs based on traditional values and proven curricula; full-day and part-time programs; programs for ages 6 weeks through 12 years including infants, toddlers, preschool, Pre-K, before-school, and after-school; hot meals and snacks served daily in our dining rooms; and, monthly Parent¬ís Night Out programs. ¬ Select StarChild Academy locations offer private Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, and/or Third Grade programs with individualized attention and proven curricula.
StarChild Academy¬ís state-of the facilities feature: bright, open classrooms with tempered glass walls in all rooms so all activities are visible to everyone; video cameras in all classrooms so that you can watch your child from your home or office via the Internet; telephones in every classroom that allow you to talk directly with your child¬ís teachers; separate playgrounds for each age group with safe, age-appropriate equipment; and, extensive safety features throughout our schools.
StarChild Academy maintains a credentialed, caring, and nurturing staff of professional teachers. ¬ All staff members are CPR and first aid certified. ¬ StarChild Academy is a place where your child will grow academically, mentally, physically, and socially. StarChild Academy¬ís strong academic curriculum includes: phonics-based reading and writing including the Open Court, A Beka, and High Reach Cuddle Bugs programs; math including the Saxon Math program; science; social studies; foreign languages such as Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Hindi, Spanish, French, German, and American Sign Language; arts & crafts; and, music.
StarChild Academy schools offer additional extra-curricular activities such as: dance, karate, gymnastics, computers, art, soccer, keyboard piano, violin, and guitar.
StarChild Academy¬ís school-age programs include before-school care, after-school care, and programs during school breaks and holidays. ¬ Our programs include transportation to and from local public schools, nutritious after-school snacks, homework club in a quiet area, planned arts & crafts, video games, computers, and large playgrounds with sports. Our summer camp programs include exciting, active field trip schedules along with many interesting guest speakers.
StarChild Academy has six conveniently located schools in the Orlando, FL area including Hunter¬ís Creek, Lake Mary, Oviedo, Waterford Lakes, Wekiva, and Winter Garden. ¬ In addition to the communities just mentioned, our student population includes children from: Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Casselberry, Forest City, Geneva, Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista, Longwood, Maitland, Mount Dora, Ocoee, Sanford, Windermere, and other Central Florida communities.
StarChild Academy is much more than just a day care or child care center ... we have developed a reputation for having the strongest academic preschool program in Central Florida! ¬ StarChild Academy now offers child day care franchises in Florida. StarChild Academy ... ¬ďWhere Your Child Is a STAR!¬Ē
My child has been at StarChild for almost three years and it has been incredible. She has loved all her teachers and can't stop talking about how much fun she has. But on top of that, I can't believe what all she is learning. My best friend ,by accident, found out my daughter can count to 20 in Chinese! I don't speak it so didn't know she could do it. I am now learning from my 5 year old! Highly recommend StarChild to everyone.
Posted: 3/01/2011 • Last edited: 3/09/2011 • Link to this review
I usually do not post reviews, but had to share my experience. They released my grandchild to someone not authorized to pick him up. Thankfully, he is safe but I can't even think about what could have happened. There is very little security.
Posted: 4/12/2009 • Link to this review
This is the best place we could have put our child - she is 3 now, but we placed her there when she had just turned 2 and she did not really speak very well and did not try potty training. In less than a year her vocabulary and potty training had improved greatly - I cannot tell you how great they are!
Posted: 11/04/2008 • Link to this review
We do not recommend Star Child because we concluded that they didn't understand child appropriate development. Much of the approach was too structured. We now recommend only NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) centers. NAEYC accredits any institution that follows the highest standard in child development research. It allows for plenty of play, social skills, motor skills and cognitive development. A child's personality develops before they are five years old and our children are too important to leave up to chance. Ask if your school is NAEYC accredited before enrolling. We did!
Posted: 4/26/2008 • Last edited: 4/27/2008 • Link to this review
My 2.5 old's been attending Star Child ever since she turned 1 and I have nothing but praise for the wonderful service this facility provides. I absolutely love the structure, discipline, focus on education and creativity that Star Child promotes. And, most importantly, my child enjoyes every day at Star Child - I would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to give their children a great start.
Posted: 4/25/2008 • Link to this review