STARS Early Education Center

Our mission is to serve working families who fall below the eighty fifth percentile of low income and to provide a safe, loving and fun environment where children can socialize and learn through play.

We serve children 

6 weeks - 5 years old

The STARS Early Education Center

is open Monday - Friday

from 6:30am-5:30pm

Pre-K is 6:30am-3:30pm with the option for aftercare until 5:30pm

18555 MS 43

Kiln, MS  39556


Our curriculum includes sharing and conversation time, stories and finger plays, music and movement, learning centers, small and large muscle activities, field trips, food preparation and structured learning activities with exposure to shapes, colors, numbers and letters. We encourage the individual child to be actively involved in the learning process and to pursue his or her own interest in life, the community and the world.

Our goal is to provide an environment that enhances a child's ability to learn through hands on activities. Planned curriculum activities help develop the mastery of specific learning competencies and objectives. We offer four Pre-K classes designed to embrace cooperative and individual learning.  We utilize the Frog Street Curriculum, a comprehensive, research-based curriculum that integrates intentional instruction in key developmental domains.  Frog Street is utilized in our Toddler through Pre-K classes.

Contact our Director of Programs

Sallie West * 228.342.5189

Contact our Program Director

Amanda Humfress * 228.493.0215 

Contact our Grants Manager

Angie Collins * 228.342.1411

Tuition & Fees


6 weeks - 12 months

$650 per month 


1 & 2 year olds

$600 per month


3 year olds

$575 per month


4 & 5 year olds

$150 per month / Aftercare $305 per month

Registration Fee: $100, due upon initial enrollment

Late Pick Up Fee: $25 starting at 5:31pm, with an additional $1 per minute for every minute after 5:45pm

Late Payment Fee: $20

Returned Payment Fee: $20 for each returned ACH payment