STARS Early Learning Academy

A nonprofit organization

$955 raised by 14 donors

19% complete

$5,000 Goal

STARS Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a local nonprofit child care center that is driven and inspired by our vision to provide the very best in child care and early childhood education from infants to school-aged children.  STARS ELA has carefully crafted every aspect of our business with the children, parents, and teachers at the forefront of our design.  STARS ELA will deliver care that nurtures the whole child and partners with families, who in turn, partner with their away from home caretakers to ensure a mutual platform for children to thrive. 

STARS Early Learning Academy is grounded in child-centered decision-making.  Our mission and philosophy of daycare and education is rooted in your child’s needs in the moment and growth on shared goals for the future.  

Mission Statement

STARS ELA's Mission is to be a child-centered early learning environment that helps children to develop socially, physically, emotionally and cognitively under the care and guidance of highly trained professionals and within a child-friendly environment. Ultimately, STARS Early Learning Academy’s aim is to prepare young scholars for academic success through excellence in literacy by integrating the Core Knowledge PreK Sequence and promoting character values through guided lessons.  


STARS Early Learning Academy provides quality, licensed, experienced, and educational child care in Cologne, MN. We offer a safe, nurturing, caring environment using developmentally appropriate practices that help your child thrive. We believe children’s early experiences should be educational, fun, and enriching. STARS Early Learning Academy is more than daycare.

Our experienced and dedicated staff come together to form a community of diverse and knowledgeable team members to help foster a sense of creativity and positive self-esteem in all of the children in our care.

We believe that play is a child’s work! We honor that work each day by providing children with opportunities for learning through hands-on, discovery-based activities. We believe that each child has the capacity to achieve unlimited social and academic success when her/his natural interests and abilities are cultivated by nurturing and skilled teachers. Each day we strive to utilize the best of who we are to support each child’s learning and growing experience.

One of the greatest indicators of school-age success is emotional intelligence. Much of school readiness is measured by “how well we manage ourselves and how well we get along with others.”

Some of the best indicators of later school competence and lifelong happiness are:

  1. Ability to make friends
  2. Getting along with peers
  3. Communicating well
  4. Respecting the rights of others
  5. Relating to others without being too overbearing or too submissive 
  6. Able to give and receive support
  7. Treating others as one would like to be treated

Thank you for your support of our program.  Raising our future leaders together will help create a better world!  

Organization Data


Organization name

STARS Early Learning Academy

Tax id (EIN)



Education Children & Family Community


1111 Village Pkwy
Cologne, MN 55322


612 468 3582