Shining Star Daycare opened its doors in June, 1991. At that time the daycare was located in Port Moody and was affiliated with Port Moody Pentecostal Tabernacle. When it began Shining Star was the only government licensed Out of School Care facility in Port Moody. They began by offering their services to the families of Moody Elementary School.
In 1995, Port Moody Pentecostal Tabernacle sold its building in Port Moody and moved, to Coquitlam, therefore changing its name to Coquitlam Christian Centre. The Daycare moved along with the church to where it sits now. Shining Star continued to offer care before and after school for the children attending two elementary schools in the area. Later Shining Star expanded to start a group daycare, which opened its doors in October, 1995.
In September 2005, once again, the daycare expanded and this time opened an infant and toddler program. Now Shining Star is able to care for over 100 children between the ages of one and twelve.
We believe that:
CHILDREN are a special gift from God, and as such we are committed to offering the highest possible standard of care for them and their families. Children are unique individuals and should be treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, beliefs, or special needs. All children need to be loved, nurtured and guided to grow physically, emotionally, intellectually, spiritually, and socially in the best way possible. At Shining Star all children are entitled to a safe and nurturing environment with a schedule of routines that best meet the individual needs of each child in our care.
FAMILY is the authority on their child and therefore we encourage families to be involved in their child’s program. We respect each family’s differences and strive to work together in order to uphold values that will build a strong community.
OUR STAFF are entitled to a work environment, which recognizes and respects their training, skills and commitment to child care, as they put the child’s needs before their own.
SHINING STAR enhances the lives of children, their families and the community by providing a caring, supportive and vital community service.
The aims and objectives of the daycare are:
MEET OUR STAFF
Our Staff consists of fully qualified Early Childhood, Infant Toddler and Special Needs Educators as well as certified Responsible Adults.
We are blessed to have an amazingly dedicated team who have been together for many years who are fully devoted to providing the best quality care possible!
My name is Michelle and I am the Director here at Shining Star Daycare! I have been in the field of ECE for 24 years and still love it!
Verna De Castro
Hello my name is Vernaliza De Castro. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I came to Canada when I was 18 years old.
Seung Eun (Ellen) Lee
My name is Ellen.
I was born and raised in South Korea, and after I finished studying in University my family and I moved to Canada in 2003 because my parents loved Vancouver once they travelled around.
PreK Supervisor / Red Stars
Hello, my name is Raquel Alves, I am an Early Childhood Educator from Sprott Shaw College in New Westminster, BC.
Yellow Stars Supervisor
Hello everyone! My name is Grace. My family moved from Hong Kong to Taiwan for church ministry and my mom gave birth to me in Taiwan.
Silver Stars Supervisor
Hello, my name is Bridget.
Preschool Supervisor / School Age Assistant Supervisor
My name is Caitlynn.
School Age Supervisor
My name is Azadeh, I’m a mother of two beautiful children, and been married to my wonderful husband for almost 21 years.