Shining Star Preschool

Shining Star Preschool

"Where Every Child Shines!"

Phone: 916-224-8040
Empire Ranch off Golf Links Drive
Folsom, CA
Hours of Operation

Preschool (age 3) 8:30-11:30am

Pre-K (age 4/5) 8:30-11:30am

Shining Star Folsom Preschool


Juli Santoriello, Owner

Hello, I am the owner and licensed operator of Shining Star Preschool. I was born and raised in Sacramento and have called Folsom my home for the past nine years.  I have spent over half my life teaching and mentoring children.  I am a fully trained and credentialed K-6 teacher with the State of California. My interest in working with children started at a young age, and continued on in college where I graduated from Sacramento State University with a B.A. in Liberal Studies and with an emphasis in child development.   I was a teacher in the Elk Grove School District and have taught grades K-6.  

I ended my full time teaching position in Elk Grove with the marriage to my husband, Rob, and the responsibilities at home as a Mom raising my five Children.  I was fortunate that I had the opportunity to explore preschool hands-on at a parent co-op preschool here in Empire Ranch, and have enjoyed the age and curriculum greatly.  Now that my youngest child is in school, I have decided to get back to what I truly love.  Teaching is my passion and I am excited to have the opportunity to develop happy, independent, and well rounded children.  I am excited to be working with your child here at Shining Star Preschool where every child shines!


My mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children to learn and grow. At Shining Star Preschool I develop happy, independent, caring and creative thinkers.

My philosophy is based on balance. Balance of structure, exploration, and independence. Children will be stimulated with hands-on learning and encouraged to create and explore through their own discovery as well as teacher directed lessons.

  • Safe and Caring Environment,
  • 6:1 Child/Teacher Ratio,
  • In-Home Learning Center,
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certified,
  • Potty Training Assistance,
  • Consistent and Organized Program,
  • Learning Areas Including: Arts and Crafts, Dramatic Play, Block Play, Manipulative Play, Reading, Language Arts, Math, Science, Puzzles, Music / Movement, and Outdoor Play.


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5 stars - out of5 based on 24 votes reviews
Rating: 10.00
2010/4/12 12:41:55
I have known Juli Santoriello for a long time and she is great!

Miss Juli is AMAZING! Rating: 10.00
2011/5/14 12:54:33
We're so happy we chose Shining Star preschool for my son. He's already learned more than I imagined and he absolutely LOVES going to school and seeing his Miss Juli. All we could ask for and more!
- Kathy Wright

Rating: 10.00
2011/9/16 10:17:16
I have known Juli and her family for 8 years now and have nothing but great things to say about them and her! Her preschool is truly her passion and she is amazing with the children. Her energy and personality create a fun learning environment! We love Miss Juli!!
- Amber Sample

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Shining Star Preschool

Empire Ranch off Golf Links Drive
Folsom, CA

Phone: 916-224-8040

Hours of Operation
Preschool (age 3) 8:30-11:30am

Pre-K (age 4/5) 8:30-11:30am

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