Our Preschool Boasts Many Exceptional Features That Set Us Apart.

Here AT OUR CEDAR PARK LOCATION Everything Is Bright!

Our Preschool Boasts Many Exceptional Features That Set Us Apart.

Here Everything Is Bright!

Meet Our Principal

Myka McGuire
Principal: Myka McGuire

Hello, my name is Myka McGuire. I graduated from The University of Oklahoma in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Special Education. I have a State of Texas teaching certificate in both special education and general education. Since 2015 I have been a part of the Bright Star family. I started as a Pre-K teacher and intervention specialist and in 2018 I joined the leadership team as assistant principal and now Principal.

With a daughter of my own, I am now more than ever able to understand the importance and value of quality early childhood education on a whole new level. I am so excited to help create a unique learning environment that exceeds the needs of each family we serve at our school!

The Bright Star Difference

The Bright Star Difference begins the moment you pull into the parking lot of our eco-friendly, state-of-the-art school. Once you step inside the magnificent 17,000 square foot facility, you will be star struck by the spectacular view of the environment where your child will experience the highest caliber of education and care where no aspect has been overlooked. Dazzling hand painted murals grace the walls with beautiful custom printed carpet and flooring to create a space that is bright, inviting and exceptionally child friendly.

A Safe and Sustainable Space

Designed with Planet Earth in Mind

At Bright Star Academy Schools, we are dedicated to your child’s safety and environmental sustainability as our pledge to service and care. Our Little Bright Stars will enjoy bright, beautiful, spacious Eco-Friendly classrooms with everything at a child’s height and perspective. Designed in appreciation of our planet earth, our classrooms are filled with educational materials, toys, games and an abundance of natural light to enhance advanced learning.

A Safe Place

Because safety is our number one priority, attention to detail cannot be overstated. Our buildings are protected with the latest technology to provide an additional means of security and added peace of mind for our parents.

Safety Features Include:

  • Digital Fingerprint Coded Key Entry System
  • Camera Surveillance Throughout The School And Outside With A 20 Screen Parent Observation Area
  • State-Of-The-Art Security System
  • Computers, Phones, Music And Speaker Systems Located In Every Classroom
  • Safety-Conscious Internal Mini-Blind Window Treatments
  • Child-Height Drinking Fountains In Every Classroom
  • Nurse Attended "Sunshine Sick Bay"
  • Child-Safe, Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products With A Full-time Janitor

A Sustainable Space

Our commitment to conservation helps make Bright Star Academy Schools truly a center like no other! Our sparkling building is designed to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly with cutting-edge architecture that allows natural light to flow throughout. All our classrooms, bathrooms, hand washing / diapering stations and kitchens feature touch-less faucets, soap dispensers, toilets, hand dryers and paper towel dispensers. Separate recycling containers, eco-friendly cleaners, organic garden and a playground that is made from recycled structural plastic are only a few of our Live green grow bright features.

What Makes us Green?

  • Occupancy Sensor Timed Shut Off Light Switches
  • All Trees That Were Removed From The Site Were Recycled And 25% More Were Planted
  • We Turned The Excavated Rock Into Gravel For Use In The Parking Lot And Fill Areas
  • The Cabinets Are Made From Recycled Material
  • Natural Block And Limestone Finish On Exterior Of Building Is Native To Texas
  • Low Flush Toilets And Low Flow Sink Faucets
  • Hand Sensors On Sinks, Soap Dispensers And Hand Dryers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs In All Light Fixtures
  • Lots Of Natural Light For Fewer Light Fixtures
  • Recycling Bins In Every Classroom
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Energy Star Appliances
  • Recycled Plastic Playground Equipment
  • All Organic Foods Served
  • A Recycling Compost And Organic Garden
  • Green Cleaning And Consumable Products Used
  • Hand Picked Gently Used Books And Toys Were Selected

Our ESA “Nacho” Average Dog And School Nurse

We are proud to be one of the only schools that has both an on-site ESA (Emotional Support Animal) and School Nurse! These two amazing features truly set us apart. Our emotional support dog “Nacho” is beloved by both the kids and parents alike. Nacho plays an intricate role at our school and makes a dramatic difference in the physical independence and emotional well-being of our children. Not only is he a friendly companion, he provides stress relief, guidance and comfort to your child. In addition, our Mother Nature’s Nursing Nook offers a warm, cozy, private space for our school nurse to give children attention and care.

Texas Rising Star Certified With Over A Decade Of Early Learning Experience

We offer over a decade of early learning experience and best developmental practices that exceed state licensing standards. Bright Star is proud to be a Texas Rising Star Accredited School. Texas Rising Star is a quality rating and improvement system for Texas early childhood programs. Programs that participate in TRS meet higher quality standards than many other childcare programs. For more information go to www.texasrisingstar.org

Daily Digital Parent Communication With “Kid Reports”

We realize accurate, up to date information about your child’s care plays an important role in building trust with our families.  Our “Kid Reports” app give you instant access on your smart phone about your child’s day through photos and daily reports.

Farmer Fields All Natural/Organic Cafeteria Is Peanut Free And Offers Vegetarian Options

Whether it’s time for a healthy snack or a complete lunch, our on-site chef prepares delicious, nutritious, peanut free, child-friendly meals featuring a variety of fresh fruits and veggies. In addition, a daily vegetarian option is always available.

CLASSROOMS CATER TO Well-Rounded Learning

Specialty Areas With Classroom Rotation

Studies show little minds are stimulated in 30-minute intervals. Keeping their attention and engaging interest are key elements for developing both problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Because of this, we created classrooms and specialty areas to allow rotational learning. Our students rotate through multiple learning environments throughout the day with hands-on, process-oriented activities. This rotation ensures daily exposure to stimulate their natural inclinations and helps evolve growing interests.

Under-The-Sea Library and Computer Lab

Develop computer skills on Apple computers in a magical library filled with an extended collection of children’s literature, games and a 300-gallon fish tank.

Rainbow's End Art and Animal Science Studio

Combine art and nature for exceptional hands-on learning! Nurture artistic talents with painting, drawing and sculpture, and learn firsthand how to care for exotic pets from around the world.

Shooting Star Movie Theatre, Dance Studio and Drama Stage

Bring educational programs to life on a big screen movie projector. Here your little star can explore their expressive talents on a drama and dance stage complete with costumes and props. 

Outer Space Themed Indoor Playground and Lunar Moon Sand Corner

Nestled at the center of the school is a fantasy space playground for those days when Mother Nature just won’t cooperate, featuring an amazing indoor sandbox for digging and play

Life Outdoors Expands Learning

Three Playgrounds, A Water Play Splash Pad And Organic Children’s Garden

Explore the “Ocean,” take a safari in the “Jungle,” or cross the “Desert,” in our three “Green” themed playgrounds. Built primarily from recycled materials and complemented by lush green spaces our developmentally aged playgrounds provide endless opportunities for creative large motor growth. Additionally, your child can splish and splash in the “Lily Pad Water Play Park,” or learn and grow in our organic garden.

what our parents are saying...

"I love knowing that my child is safe and loved"
We absolutely love this place!! It is another home away from home and the staff is amazing and so welcoming. I love knowing that my child is safe and loved! There are so many superb staff members that I would have to leave a book to express myself one by one LOL. They are the best every one of them... I would like to mention a couple specifically because they have been special in my life and my child's! Kirsten is super helpful and friendly. Her commitment to her job is over the top. She is like superwoman! Rachel is amazing with the children and has a gift no doubt. She connects is such a special way with the kids....she cares with her heart literally! We love you all and look forward to many more great memories! Thank you for all that you do!
Brie P.
"the school makes an extra effort to keep the facility clean"
My two children have been enrolled at Bright Star for 7 months and love it. This is my 4.5 year olds third school (because we have moved) and this is the first place he has actually been excited about going to school. He has made a great little group of friends and talks about all the fun they have during the day. And my 2.5 year old tells me that that her teacher is her best friend. We appreciate how clean the school is kept, and for us, that is a huge plus. It is so difficult to keep germs under control with kids, so we are happy the school makes an extra effort to keep the facility clean. We also really love the fact that Bright Star has a chef on site that cooks all the meals. The kids get excited at drop-off to check what’s on the menu for lunch that day. It has exposed them to different foods and I noticed shortly after they started that they were more willing to try new foods at home! I love the reports and pictures I receive from the teachers throughout the week, and truly feel my children are in good, loving hands.
Jeff R.
"I feel great about my child being a student here at Bright Star"
As a newcomer from out of state, this school is by far the best in the entire country! Immediately upon my initial visit, I knew my daughter would love it here. Upon entering the parking lot, the area was very clean and tucked away from the main road. That is a great safety feature for the little ones!! When I entered the building, I was immediately in AWE! The decor is the absolute best and captivating for any child or adult. There are about 20 real time cameras for parents to check in on their child from the lobby. Next, the staff are super friendly and personable. I feel assured that my baby girl is in the absolute best hands. Sydney has the best spirit, so warm and compassionate. There are so many beautifully decorated and clean classrooms. I was truly impressed with this academy, it is more than just a preschool. My daughter is much more social now, she adores her teachers and friends, she is has a larger vocabulary in such a short time and she seems more confident and a bit more mature. I am thrilled that there is no need to buy new clothes because each child wears a uniform which is very easy and hassle-free for our children. Especially on who wants to wear specific items each day...no more morning struggles with outfits!!! I feel great about my child being a student here at Bright Star. She looks forward to going to school each day to see her new friends and teachers and that is true reassurance that she is in the best place!!!
Rhonda L.

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