Frances O. Scarantino has vast experience working with children. As the President/Founder of a successful non-profit youth organization in Queens, New York, S.T.A.R.S., Scarantino runs various activities for many age groups in the youth center. Seeing the lack of programs in three areas, Scarantino decided to open Reach For The STARS!, which focuses on children of working parents. Reach For The STARS! includes a day care, an after-school program, and a class room setting program for children ages three (3) and four (4) years old. The programs focus on development and education of these children and preparing them for their academic future, Reach For The STARS! grew to include weekend enrichment programs such as Star Bright, a program for gifted and talented young children, and Stella, an Italian and Sign Language class for children.