Ways To Help Students Understand Current Events

Ways To Help Students Understand Current Events

I am a tried and true 80’s baby. I am from the land of playing outside until the street lights came on, calling your friends on their home phone, dial up internet, and the slow news cycle. While there are admitted advantages to living in a technologically advanced...

Coronavirus Blues

Coronavirus Blues

We miss them. One day we are planning our St. Patrick’s Day party and the next we are being told that we must shut our doors due to the threat of a new strain of a virus that our country knows very little about. At first it was okay because I think we were all ready...

When Community Comes Together, We Create Family.

When Community Comes Together, We Create Family.

Our community is rich with families who help each other get through. From moms who watch each other's children to families who live together, we know what it looks like for the community to become family. We’re witnessing it in our own center with our own kids as...

Welcome to 2020….January was just the beginning!

Welcome to 2020….January was just the beginning!

2019 was a whirlwind for us at Star-C Summerdale/Springview. We celebrated academic successes, a new playground and beautiful partnerships. We ended our year of achievement by celebrating with Ms. Kristin as she graduated from Florida A&M University in December....

Peace Playground on MLK DAY!

Peace Playground on MLK DAY!

Peace Playground is a program that is done weekly during our summer camp at the Willow Branch Apartments. Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. day, we revisit the program and hold a special event. Peace Playground focuses on the key principles surrounding the topics...

Ending On A High Note

Ending On A High Note

As we close out a year and half of programming at the Star-C After School Program at Summerdale Springview, we are excited to celebrate our many wins and plan for an amazing continuation of the 2019-2020 school year! We have learned many things over the last 18...

What’s In The Soul Of A Child?

What’s In The Soul Of A Child?

A detailed look at children and what they need to be happy...and whole. I grew up thinking that being a child meant you were told to sit down and do the right thing — even if the right thing meant sitting in your seat quietly while the teacher talked because if you...

We Use Daily Themes to Heal, Connect, and Progress.

We Use Daily Themes to Heal, Connect, and Progress.

  Social Emotional Learning has become an important attribute to include in everyday care for our kids. Since Star-C started at Stratford Ridge Apartments in January, we’ve been using daily themes as intentional ways to serve the areas of the brain, body, and...

Thank You!

Thank You!

A year ago, Star-C Programs had the honor of receiving a new playground lead by KaBOOM, funded by CarMax and built by many employees and community volunteers. Last week we celebrated our one year anniversary for our playground, and the start of Summer for our kids at...

Great Things Come Out of the Southside

Great Things Come Out of the Southside

What started as an encouragement to the students that I served who were constantly told that they wouldn’t amount to much, has ended up becoming one of my favorite mantras used to encourage and uplift and CELEBRATE the community that I serve in and now call home. For...