My son has been enrolled at Shining Star Academy for 2 1/2 years and I have been very impressed with what my son has learned and the activities he has been part of. He's learned how to write his name legible, he's learned how to count, Spanish and mostly he learned how to read. I actually posted videos on Facebook with him reading. His Spanish is getting much better because the Spanish teacher really ensure the kids understand what they are saying and she is very patient with the kids. I really love the teachers that he has had over the years because they exude joy and happiness in being with the kids and teaching them all they know and not only teaching them but learning about each child’s likes/dislikes and struggles. The teacher and the faculty really get involved with the kids to learn each one individual. Another thing I like about Shining Star is the owner is always involved and you don't find that often at many daycares.
This place is older, needs some fresh paint and brighter lighting, maybe find a few things for younger siblings to do BUTThe staff was so nice and p…
I've got 3 kids and I love Adventure Landing because THEY love Adventure Landing!
601 N PolkPineville, NC 28134
My son has been at Shining Stars since the beginning. Actually, he went to the daycare center when it was All Star, before the current owners took over. At that time I was actually looking for somewhere else to send him. Mayra and Vic Shahid took over and really won my loyalty. The improvements in the center were tremendous. It is now spotlessly clean, great facilities and wonderful, caring staff who really get to know each child and family. When my daughter was born, there was never any question in our minds that she would go to Shining Stars.Both my children have benefited greatly from going here. My son was able to attend kindergarten early and start 1st grade early because of the quality education he got at Shining Stars. And my daughter is gaining great socialization skills and learns something new every day.I am confident my daughter will be at Shining Stars until it's time for her to go to school!
I love it! We love it! Our son has learned a lot from his great teacher, plus the entire staff has a very good rapport with him. We have positive interactions with the front desk staff, the owners, the floating teachers, and the food staff. In addition to regular activities in class, they also provide entertainment in the gym- frequent visits by a party DJ, music teacher, gymnastics, and a place to play when the weather is bad. The location is fabulous and the facility is the best I've seen. All the toys are new and in great condition. The food always smells good and looks good. They are very accommodating of our schedule, they show a real interest in our son’s wellbeing, and frequently ask about our daughter who was a former student. We frequently recommend Shining Stars to other parents.
Shining Stars has been a wonderful place for us. Both of my boys go there and they both love their teachers and staff there. From the moment we visited we loved it and knew it was the place for us. I always know my kids are in great hands when I leave there and they come home happy and always have great stories to tell me about their day. The teachers really care about them and even as my oldest son moves to other classrooms, his old teachers still visit with him and see him in the halls or on the playground and interact with him. They really do care about the kids!
I would recommend Shining Stars Academy @ Ballantyne to anyone. Our son has been enrolled for about 10 months and we could not be happier with our childcare choice. Myra has truly instilled the value of care and kindness in her staff. We are greeted with a warm hello everyday. We are given updates at the end of each day on how our son's day went. The staff genuinely cares and that has made all the difference. We are grateful for Shining Stars Academy @ Ballantyne!!
This place is older, needs some fresh paint and brighter lighting, maybe find a few things for younger siblings to do BUTThe staff was so nice and patient with my kids, and when my two year old fell and scraped up her knew, we had a first aid kit brought to us very quickly and multiple offers of assistance from team members.
By far the best kept and best run day care centers in Charlotte. I have never seen another like it. rated 5 stars under the most stringent testing scale in the country used by North Carolina. All that and the fees are not the highest either. Great value, Great company!