Wish Upon A StarWelcome

Wish Upon A Star is a family owned and operated childcare center located in the heart of Palm Bay, Florida. Our children and families are a very important part of our lives and we continuously strive to make your busy life a little easier. Please call any time with any questions you may have. Visit us anytime and we will be happy to show you our 16,000 square foot state of the art facilty. We would love to meet you and give you and your child a tour!

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APPLE Accredited until 2024

Wish Upon A Star is proud to have a Gold Seal accreditation through A.P.P.L.E AND N.E.C.P.A! Early childhood programs that are accredited have demonstrated a commitment to providing high quality programs for young children and their families. Gold Seal accredited centers are held to much stricter guideline compared to those centers who do not hold an accreditation. The accreditation process requires each school to meet specific quality standards in areas.


NECPA Accredited until 2022

These include interactions among teachers and children, staff to child ratios, developmental appropriateness of the curriculum, staff qualifications, health and safety, and administration. It also requires schools to undergo a validation process to verify their compliance with both APPLE and NECPA guidelines which may be more stringent than state licensing requirements. We pride ourselves on being one of the best child care centers in the area.


We are in the process of bringing a new program to our families called Brightwheel! This is a tool for our WUAS community to connect our parents, teachers and administration. Soon, we will be able to deliver daily reports, special messages, photos, and important alerts directly to your phone or email! In order to participate in this program we will need to have your email address, so please be sure the administration has yours on file.

It will take some time to add all our wonderful children into the program so please be patient with us as we get things started, and keep a look out for your personalized welcome email! For more information visit mybrightwheel.com/parents

Wish Upon A Star

Take a look around and see why parents choose WUAS!

Our Stars

Our Philosophy

Our objective is to see that your child is loved and well cared for during the hours away from your care. We strive to make your child feel accepted and appreciated, as well as to stimulate his/her excitement for learning. We attempt for each child to learn good personal manners, as well as healthy eating habits. Each child is encouraged to express themselves through their own ideas and experiences through play. Our desire is to help in developing a happy, well-rounded, disciplined child. We believe that play is a child's work and children play to learn, grow, and to experience the world around them.


Wish Upon A Star encompasses a philosophy by which children are allowed to develop naturally, each at their own individual pace. Therefore, our programs are based on the individual social, intellectual, and physical development of each child. We believe children are happy and secure when they have plenty of opportunities to succeed each day. Success breeds self confidence, and the self confident child approaches learning as fun and actively searches for information and solutions to problems. As a result, they develop into well-rounded capable adults. To make this philosophy work, our teaching staff guides each child in a clean, safe and specially prepared environment using carefully designed materials, to give children the opportunity to learn through choice and discovery. We accept infants, toddlers, preschoolers as well as school-aged children, without regard to their race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, or any other category designated by law. Wish Upon A Star is licensed by the state of Florida.

Early Learning Coalition

Wish Upon A Star accepts Early Learning Coalition clients. Visit the Early Learning Coalition of Brevard website for more information.

Early Learning Coalition of Indian River, Martin & Okeechobee Counties, Inc.
Wish Upon A Star is now proudly contracted with Eearly Learning Coalition of Brevard, Indian River, Martin and Okeechobee Counties, Inc. Visit their website for information.

Developmental Disabilities Council

WUAS has been selected to participate in the Program for Inclusive Early Care and Education grant from the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council
Indoor Playground

WUAS provides everything needed for your child's growth and safety.

star Nutritious meals and snacks included in tuition
star Advanced communication system: phones in every classroom, speakers throughout the center to add to your child's comfort
star CCTV Security System, cameras in every classroom
star Two separate playgrounds, offering three different age appropriate play units... we didn't forget about the little ones!
star Brevard's ONLY indoor playground, perfect for those rainy Florida afternoons
star Enhanced security coded entrance


Wish Upon A Star will be CLOSED
for the following Holidays:

July 4th
Independence Day

September 3rd
Labor Day

November 22nd & 23rd
Thanksgiving Break

December 24th & 25th
Christmas Break

December 31st
New Year’s Eve

January 1st
New Year's Day

January 21st
Martin Luther King Day

February 18th
President's Day

April 19th
Good Friday

May 27th
Memorial Day


Extracurricular Activities

Wish Upon A Star offers Soccer Shots to children 2-8! Soccer Shots is the national leader in youth soccer development. There are three programs available based on your child's age and development level. The eight week season starts in January. The cost is $80 for the entire season and an instructor will come to Wish Upon A Star once a week to work with your child.

Soccer Shots
Kinder Dance International

WUAS offers Kinderdance® to our WUAS students. Kinderdance® is the original nationwide dance, motor development, gymnastics, and fitness program that combines academic readiness skills which are specifically designed for children ages 2 to 12. Kinderdance® programs incorporate educational concepts in a developmentally designed curriculum that teaches to the total child. We place special emphasis on building "Self Confidence" and "Self-Esteem" in young children. Visit the Kinderdance web site for more information.

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