Presenting the best in childcare and early childhood education:

  Lots of love, nurturing, stimulation and joy every day. Our infants get our undivided attention. Our teachers create a calm, stimulating and creative environment for your infant. Space is limited, so call today to schedule a visit. There is a $100 deposit to reserve a spot in the Infant Room.
TODDLER CLASS for Ages 15 months 2 years
  Emphasis on building self-confidence, independence and exploration. Our Toddlers class features lots of centers to explore and develop confidence and build language skills.
  A holistic and nurturing approach to develop self-help skills, language and social/emotional milestones by increasing communication skills and creativity. Children enjoy lots of music and movement and hands-on activities. Daily activities are prepared to allow each child experiences in art, music, story time, dramatic play and language development.
  Designed to help each child develop decision making skills, cooperation with peers and adults, communication skills, problem solving, math, reading readiness, language development and other social/emotional and cognitive milestones. Morning Preschool class is available from 9:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 which includes a hot catered lunch.
  Individual assessments, IEP completed and focus on challenging each child to achieve their personal best.Topics covered Science, Math, Social Studies, Early Literacy, (Jolly Phonics), Beginning sounds, Rhyming words, Music and Movement, and the Arts. Our standards are designed to meet or exceed Barrington District 220 and the Illinois State Standards. Parent conferences are scheduled in the Fall and Spring if necessary.
  Transportation from Roslyn, Countryside, North Barrington and Algonquin Road School. We offer homework assistance, enrichment, and daily themes and outdoor time. Private piano lessons, and introduction to foreign language and culture are also available.
  School age campers will enjoy field trips to the water park, bowling, miniature golf and other local attractions. Summer camp also includes a catered lunch, academic workshops, exciting themes and fun. It is an opportunity to make new friends and have lots of fun. Afternoon workshops in Math, Science, Reading and Writing also included for campers to keep up with their academic skills over the summer.
  Piano recitals are held twice a year all are invited to see Our "stars" shine!
Core Program
  Offered Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and is available for children ages two through Kindergarten. A hot lunch, afternoon reinforcement, snack and creative activities are included. This enrichment program includes hands on learning activities, weekly themes, with emphasis on simple math, early literacy, science, daily music and art. This program is structured to meet all of the State of Illinois- Early Childhood Initiatives and National Learning Standards for Early Childhood.

About Us We offer a full day educational school and child care program which is licensed with the State of Illinois to serve Infants thru age 12. Our hours of operation are 7:00 am 6:00 pm. We offer a year round program including infant toddler development, preschool, a full day Kindergarten, a before and after school program and unique summer camp. Our morning preschool option is available from 9:00 am to 11:30 am or a hot lunch option is available until 12:30 pm Monday thru Friday. Children typically attend Monday/Wednesday/Friday, a Tuesday/Thursday combination, or 5 full days.

Our Mission at Lake Barrington Academy of Stars is to provide a nurturing, stimulating and academically challenging environment where each child can develop self-confidence, build new friendships and develop at his or her own pace. Our teachers are selected carefully, are trained and educated in early childhood, CPR, first aid and are also required to keep current in continuing education. We have an open door policy and welcome children of all races, nationality, sex and religion. We teach respect for people of all ages, cultures and backgrounds.
Junior kindergarten for four year olds and those children that missed the age 5 cut off by September 1.

Full Day Kindergarten - Topics include Math, Science, Early Literacy (Jolly Phonics), Art, Music (private piano lessons are optional), Social Studies, and Dramatic Play. Standards are designed to meet or exceed School District 220 and the Illinois State Standards. Assessments are done twice a year for each child to track individual growth and development. Parent conferences are conducted in the Fall and in the Spring if necessary.

About Our Teachers

You have to love children to work at the Academy of Stars! All of our teachers have taken courses in early childhood education or have worked with children in the past. All teachers go through a screening process which includes a background check. We also support our teachers that are continuing their education. All teachers must keep current in continuing education courses and seminars. We provide First Aid and CPR training to our teachers and use the Creative Curriculum in our early childhood program. Teachers are free to expand and develop specific lesson plans to promote skills in early literacy, math, science and social emotional development. Our goal is for each day to be an adventure of learning and curiosity.


Our teachers are an important part of Lake Barrington Academy of Stars. We are a tight knit family and all help your child to shine.


The director, Noreen Stass is a graduate of DePaul University in Chicago, IL with a major in Business Administration and undergraduate and graduate level courses in Early Childhood. She opened the Academy of Stars back in 2003 with the help of her husband who is a CPA and also holds a Masters of Accounting Degree from DePaul University. Both Noreen and Ed live in the area with their two sons, Darren and Ryan.


For additional information or to set up an appointment to observe the classrooms first hand, contact the director at 847-382-7350 or e-mail We welcome your visit.


Tours are given by appointment. For additional information, call today and ask for the Director.

Employment Opportunities

If interested in teaching or volunteer position, please forward resume and email to


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22102 Pepper Road, Barrington, IL 60010,

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