STAR Academy, LLC,  (Sensory Teaching and Recreation)

This is the first sensory learning center in beautiful North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We are educators with over 30 years in the fields of psychology,  special education, literacy, and social emotional learning.  We understand the importance of providing a safe and supportive environment for families and a priority in providing a space for children to play and feel they belong.

We are so close to opening the doors of our state-of-the-art 1500 square foot sensory gym and learning center where we will provide inclusive indoor open play, academic and sensory enrichment classes, parent support workshops and individual therapy sessions. The entire space has already been renovated with sensory equipment and devices with the support of occupational therapists and an amazing company trained in building sensory gyms throughout the entire country. 


This is a dream come true for the both of us and we cannot wait to support the children and families in our community. Our passion is also driven by our children - we both have children with sensory processing disorder and ADHD and understand the value of having a judgement-free place to take children who have difficulty integrating different kinds of sensory input and needing to get their energy out. We are creating a safe-haven where ALL children are welcome, feel special, and feel like stars in their success.  

We need just a little help in crossing the finish line and opening our doors so that we can provide the highest quality sensory learning center for kids, their families and the community at-large.

We are asking for donations of new or gently used classroom supplies and sensory toys or equipment. In addition we would love to raise money for items that can benefit our center including:


-BEAM Interactive system- this would really take our facility to the next level and allow us to provide endless interactive games and activities for children. Kids absolutely love these!


-IPADS and/or Laptops to be used during classes for STEM activities, teach coding, game development, robotics, design, math, and more.


-Soft play equipment to be used during mommy and me, open play and active classes.


-Therapy balls, swings and any other kind of equipment that would be useful in individual occupational therapy sessions.


This is a true labor of love and we are so truly grateful to all of you for your support in helping to make our dreams come true. We hope to see you at the center soon!!!

Sarah & Joanne

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