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Our Staff 


Hi, I am the Director of Rising Star Preschool & Childcare. I am so excited for the opportunity to get to know all of our students and families. I have been in the field of early childhood education for over 15 years. I have studied Early Childhood Education through UNLV,. My background includes supervising Head Start Programs, Overseeing operation for the Child Development Center for the US ARMY. I am nationally recognized early childhood education trainer. I am a big child advocate and have spent my off time training other educators how to be efficient and effective teachers in the classroom. I have a child myself so I understand the concerns and fears we as parents feel. My goal is to help you feel secure when leaving your child in our care. I am not only the Director but I am also the owner, which I feel makes a huge impact on how the center and classrooms function. Being hands on allows me to personally train and oversee all the staff. I opened Rising Star with a vision to provide quality care to all children. I want children and families alike to feel secure, loved and cared for on a daily bases. My door is always open to all families and I welcome you to come to me at any time. 

​At Rising Star Preschool and Childcare picking quality staff is our priority. All Teachers must pass a criminal background check, TB tested, CPR certified in infant, child and adult, First aid certified and much more. At our center we don't just stop with the basic requirements the State outlines we believe knowledge is power. Teaching staff is required to continue their education throughout their career with us. Teachers maintain a minimum of 30 registered training hours per year. All teaching staff is dedicated to the Rising Star philosophy and mission. Our staff understands the importance in providing a quality classroom that provides growth and most of all love and care. We are dedicated to provide the best care possible.

​ Our Infant and toddler teachers are specifically trained and received additional education in the area of infant and toddler development. The toddler staff are specifically trained on potty training assistance, behavior and child interactions to provide a wonderful classroom of development. Infant teacher’s receive extensive training in safety when caring for infants and follow our strict outline of health and safety practices. Our Preschool and Pre-K staff are also trained and educated in child development. Teachers in this age group receive specific education in Nevada Pre-K standards and ECERS training (Early Childhood Education Scale). Our Our Teachers design lesson plans and individualize them to specifically meet the needs of your children. Teachers will meet with families on a quarterly bases for parent conferences to review their developmental milestones. The teachers work to bridge the gap between home and school, by providing information and ideas to help bring the learning home. Our Teachers are here to discuss your goals and needs. 


My goal is to provide top quality care and education the the children of our community. We are not just a school, we are a family working together to build a community. We take pride in helping our community and promote events throughout the year to give back to children and families. We actively participate in events for St. Jude's Children's Hospital and local charities in Las Vegas and Henderson. Our heart is set on helping every child in every way we can!


Come join us & shoot for the stars!!!


​                                                                                    - TinaMarie

See what families are saying..


I am so glad my family and I have found this preschool/childcare. As a mom I am so worried about putting my kids with someone else during my work day but I feel so confident here. From the minute I walked in I knew this was a warm and friendly place. The owner took so much time to answer my many questions, walked me around and showed me all the classrooms. I was very confident in my pick of schools and am loving it!

- Samanth M. Las Vegas



My daughter loves going here! Small class sizes and a wonderful staff. 
Tina, the owner, is amazing and has a very special thing going on here.

~Ian K.



I love this preschool!!! Its so clean and has so much to offer for the pricing. I've toured other childcare facilities in the area and this one by far is the best. It even has a fitness program for the kids to keep them active. I'd recommend it to anyone.

-Mandy P. Las Vegas



As a new mother, my first concern was finding somewhere I would feel comfortable leaving my three month old daughter, as I needed to return to work. From the moment that I walked into Rising Star, I knew it was the place for her. I immediately enrolled her and she began going full-time the following week! 

Tina, owner/director, has always answered all of my many questions and has always been accommodating when I call to check up on her and let me know how she was doing, and what she was doing – that extra bit of information gives it a special personal touch!! I have seen my daughter laugh and jiggle enthusiastically when we arrive at Rising Star in the morning and because of that I know that she is happy there. 

To describe the environment of Rising Star, I would use the words: family-oriented, friendly, structured, dedicated, and safe. Every interaction with staff members, Eryka and Melody, has been positive and it is clear that they are outstanding teachers. They truly enjoy working with each and every child in the Infant room and they always manage to make us feel that my daughter is special to them. They take time to write detailed reports on her each day and they always greet me with a smile regardless of how busy they are. It's that type of personal attention that makes me feel comfortable leaving her in their hands. Thank you all for taking such good care of my little girl!! 

I would definitely recommend Rising Star Preschool and Childcare.


~Melissa M.