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:

  • 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 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.


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!


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! I am blessed to be the mom of 3 amazing sons who light up my life with their wonderful personalities, energy and enthusiasm! I have attended Coquitlam Christian Centre for the past 11 years and am so delighted and honored to be a part of this amazing ministry. I look forward to getting to know all you. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your children's lives!


Caitlynn Chilman

Assistant Director / Pre K Supervisor

Hello my name is Caitlynn, I am the Assistant Director/Pre K Supervisor at Shining Star Daycare. I completed my ECE/IT/Special Needs at Douglas College graduating in 2018. I have a passion for working with young children and believe that children learn through play and exploration. I have two younger siblings and I feel that being there to help in their growth really made me want to work with children as a career. I am so grateful to be a part of the Shining Star Family and care for all of the children at the centre!


Verna De Castro

Administrative Assistant

Hello, my name is Vernaliza De Catro. I was born and raised in the Philippines and came to Canada when I was 18 years old. My professional background is in Payroll and Accounting. Working here at Shining Star Daycare as an Admin Assistant is a privilege. the staff members here are great people to work with and are very understanding to one other.


Rayanne Short

Administrative Support

Hello my name is Rayanne and I am Administrative Support. I have worked in the Early Childhood field for 25 years and even though I work in the office. I love visiting the children, listening to them sings and put marshmallow in their cheeks. I look forward to meeting you all.


Seung Eun (Ellen) Lee

Infant&Toddler Supervisor

My name is Ellen. My experience includes a degree in Art Education along with Elementary and Middle school instruction, and this opportunity led me to continue my journey to be an ECE. Now I have ECE and IT Education diploma, and am learning everyday thru children, parents, and my co-workers. I always think I am the luckiest person because I start a day with hugs and kisses from children, and I appreciated that I can be a part of their early life and watch them grow.


Azadeh Sakimehr

School Age Care Supervisor

Hello, my name is Azadeh.