Southwest Philadelphia: Creating ‘Rising Stars’

Ms. Bianca McCoy, supervisor at Rising Stars Childcare and Learning Services.
Ms. Bianca McCoy is a supervisor at Rising Stars Childcare and Learning Services.

“Learning starts at a young age. We try and create just what our name entails, Rising Stars,” said Bianca McCoy, supervisor of Rising Stars Childcare and Learning Center.

Located at 6333 Woodland Ave. in Southwest Philadelphia, McCoy and her certified teaching staff not only provide daycare assistance but also a learning environment that is  influential in a child’s development.

Opened only about three years, Rising Stars Childcare and Learning Center currently offers education to more than 180 students ranging in age from 1 to 2 years old.

“Every class has a curriculum according to their age group,” McCoy said. “Different children have different learning abilities and learning capacities. Because of this, teachers must submit lesson plans each week.”

For the most part, Rising Stars LLC prides itself on having an excellent teacher to child ratio. With roughly one teacher for every five children, more hands on education is achieved.

Rising Stars LLC is state subsidized, which means many parents are part of Child Care Information Services. Through the program, families receive a more affordable rate of child care assistance.

Children at Rising Stars LLC take a nap after a long day.

“A lot of families around here are low income or even single-parent homes,” McCoy said. “Why should their children be denied proper education and day care services because of this? Here at Rising Stars, we try and make every child feel special no matter what type of home they come from.”

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