Our History

Our History

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.

Our Philosophy

Our Philosophy

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.

Our Goals

The aims and objectives of the daycare are:

  • Show the love of God to all children and families
  • Provide a warm, friendly atmosphere with trained child care providers
  • Provide a safe and healthy facility that is child centered
  • Foster the development of the whole child by providing a variety of activities that support the physical, social, emotional, spiritual and intellectual needs of the children
  • To be an emotional support system for parents when issues arise with their children
  • To be a centre that honours and respects the education and professionalism of the teachers

Our Facility

Our Facility

Our is located within Coquitlam Christian Centre. We have 8 classrooms devoted to our childcare programs as well as an indoor Toddler Gym and multiple outdoor play areas. The centre is conveniently located near transit and major routes.

Management

Management
Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

Facility Director

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!

Seung Eun (Ellen) Lee

Seung Eun (Ellen) Lee

Infant/Toddler Supervisor

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 traveled around.

Raquel Alves

Raquel Alves

PreK Supervisor

Hello, my name is Raquel Alves, I am an Early Childhood Educator from Sprott Shaw College in New Westminster, BC.

Verna De Castro

Verna De Castro

Admininstrative Assistant

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.

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Azadeh Sakimehr

School Age Supervisor

Greetings Parents,

My name is Azadeh, I’m a mother of two beautiful children, and been married to my wonderful husband for almost 21 years.

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Grace Ko

Pre-School 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.

Staff

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!

Our Amazing Staff!