Educating Queen Creek's future since 2007

Thank you Shining Stars for your support in helping to develop the children that I am privileged to raise.  You support us by having extra curricular programs that help keep us up to date and let us expand our knowledge so that we are able to support the children better.  Sincerely, Karl Bower

Casey has been enrolled in SSLC for 2 Years now.  In the years under the guidance of her teachers.  She has blossomed into a beautiful, inquisitive three year old.  Her memory and language skills, along with her emotional and cognitive skills are far beyond what I could have accomplished alone.  Thank you one and all for (continuing) a job well done. - Craig W. Sills and Lucille H. Sills

I have the privilege to be a parent and have been bless by Shining Stars for the last 3 years.  During this time the competent staff helped my infants grow into confident toddlers wanting to explore the world.  My children come with their own unique challenges and the staff were able to help them overcome these, while supporting the needs of our family.  I was able to learn from the Early Childhood Parenting Workshops.  These provided professional trainings while interacting with other parent facing the same joys and challenges of parenting young kiddos.  I believe that this preschool puts the growth and development of the children as their main objective; there for they already use Teaching Strategies Gold as their evaluating tool to ensure the kiddos are ready to jump right into Kindergarten.  As a busy mom I really love the Tadpoles daily reports coming via e-mail.  I am able to know what my kiddos did and how their day went all the while getting great action pictures of their activities!  I would recommend SSLC to any parent. - Hannalie Brand

Shining Stars Learning Center has been educating Queen Creek's Future since 2007!

Shining Stars was founded in 2007 with the intention of having a small family oriented center based environment for children to learn and thrive in.
Robyn Smith - Center Director
Robyn has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for over twenty-five years. She has a B.A. in Early Childhood Education as well as an Early Childhood Endorsement. She has worked in with school age children as well as with preschool. She wanted to do more for children and went back to school and received a Masters Degree in School Administration. Coworkers have always been more like family to her. Robyn is thrilled to be the new Director of Shining Stars Learning Center to foster the development of young children and infants and also to work closely with families.

In Robyn’s spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband, Allan, and two grown daughters. Robyn and her family live in Chandler.
Briana Eaton Teacher

Ms. Briana was born in San Diego, California and moved to Arizona 10 years ago. She is the middle child with two brothers. She has a pet dog named Mack and is wishing for a turtle. Her hobbies consist of hiking, eating, and she is a huge movie fan! Ms. Briana has been working with children for 3 years and has been at Shining Stars for 2 years. She loves watching children grow & learn. Currently Ms. Briana is working towards her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education and obtaining a CDA (Child Development Associates).

Kristen Ozmon Teacher

Kristen Ozmon has wanted to be a teacher since she was old enough to decide. Growing up, she enjoyed working with children and after studying the piano, Kristen realized she’d enjoy putting two of her favorite things together and become a piano instructor. For five years, Kristen taught in-home and music store lessons, until coming to work at Shining Stars Learning Center in August of 2013. Kristen has her CDA Teaching Credential.

As the Infant Teacher at Shining Stars Learning Center, Kristen loves working alongside little learners as they begin their first big steps of life. She thoroughly treasures each moment she gets to spend with her students, especially music time and snack time. Kristen’s favorite snack is cereal and she loves fruit. A lot!

Currently, Kristen is pursuing a Bachelor's degree in teaching, where her specialty will be music education. She would love to work in an elementary school as a music teacher full time. Kristen is scheduled to graduate in May of 2017 with her bachelor's degree.

Jacob Tena Preschool Teaching Assistant

Mr. Jacob has been working in early education for 5 years and has his CDA Certification. He is loving, caring, goofy, friendly, enthusiastic and loves to make people laugh. His hobbies consist of golfing, basketball and spending time with his family. He is currently working towards his Associates Degree in Early Education at Rio Salado to fulfill his ultimate goal of becoming an exceptional educator.

Shining Stars believes that the education of our future takes a community.  We are always working on partnerships with community organizations and other Early Educators across the valley.  We are proud to have the following organizations as partners:  Quality First, First Things First, The Communiversity at Queen Creek, Maricopa County, Valley of the Sun United Way, AZ Department of Education, Child and Adult Care Food Program.

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