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Shannon Park KinderCare

Michelle Jones, Center Director

15080 Shannon Pkwy Rosemount MN 55068
(651) 322-1998 Contact this center

Ages: 6 Weeks to 12 Year-Olds

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Special Instructions:
off County Rd 42 & Shannon Pkwy behind Walgreens

Elementary Schools Bussed To:
Busing is available TO & FROM Shannon, Rosemount, Red Pine, Glacier Hills, Diamond Path Elementary Schools AM bus runs take place between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. PM bus runs take place between 3:30 PM to 4:45

We are all about our students and their families here at the Shannon Park KinderCare. When our families walk through our doors and into their rooms they are welcomed with open arms. We want our families to feel truly important, because they are.

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Welcome to the Shannon Park KinderCare located in Rosemount, Minnesota. We are very eager to learn more about you and your family and can't wait for you to join our KinderCare family. Nationally accrediated through NAEYC, Parent Aware, and serving military families through Child Care Aware fee assistance.

Michelle Jones, Center Director

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Many of our child care centers are accredited by national organizations that require us to meet rigorous early childhood education standards and guidelines for high-quality care and education. Programs that are accredited have demonstrated their commitment to go beyond the state’s minimum licensing requirements to meet and maintain these high standards of quality.

Our Programs

Infant Programs (6 weeks - 1 year)

Babies grow and learn every day. Our goal is to provide a safe and nurturing "home away from home" where babies can explore and make new discoveries. We know that learning through play is extremely valuable at this age and our Early Foundations® Infant program is designed to give babies the skills that will serve as the building blocks for a lifetime of learning.

Toddler Programs (1 – 2 Years)

As toddlers develop friendships, self-esteem, and curiosity, our Early Foundations® Toddler program will help them explore their world in a safe and nurturing environment. Our unique curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best through experiences. So each day is filled with fun activities that excite and develop toddlers, giving them the comfort and confidence to speak those first few important words, as well as make their first friends.

Discovery Preschool Programs (2 – 3 Years)

At this age, children are making new discoveries daily. And as two-year olds begin to exert their independence, our Early Foundations® Discovery Preschool program is prepared to open their eyes to a world of learning, sharing, and exploring. Our holistic approach in the classroom engages young minds with a blend of music, art, and movement, as well as the early education fundamentals they'll need as they continue on to preschool.

Preschool Programs (3 – 4 Years)

As preschoolers gain more self-esteem, they may feel ready to take on the world. Our Early Foundations® Preschool program enhances that confidence by providing activities to help children become problem solvers and lifelong learners. Through independent exploration, structured activities, and hands-on learning, children will work on early literacy, math, science, and social studies concepts. A healthy dose of running, jumping, and dancing keeps them active too.

Prekindergarten Programs (4 – 5 Years)

Prekindergartners are preparing for the adventure of a lifetime – school. And our Early Foundations Prekindergarten® program is designed to get them ready by teaching letters and words, math concepts, and valuable social skills. With small group instruction, independent play in an organized atmosphere, and whole-group activities, children will have all the right skills to hop, skip, and jump right into kindergarten.

Before- & After-School Programs (5 – 12 Years)

Even after school's out for the day, children need to be engaged in a comfortable, yet stimulating environment. That's where our Catch the Wave® program comes in. This innovative before – and after-school program allows school-age children to balance learning and fun through a variety of experiences. From homework help to fun physical activities, our program is designed so that everyone goes home happy.

Summer Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)

Don’t miss out on KinderCare’s Summer of Wonder: Six themed programs that will make summer exciting, educational and tons of fun. Whether your child is in our preschool, Pre-K or school-age programs, all of it is designed to help children learn while soaking up the fun. We offer flexible scheduling options to meet the needs of busy families like yours so we hope to see you there.

Participating Child Care Aware Center

KinderCare has partnered with Child Care Aware® of America in an effort to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and solutions to their child care needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.

Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program


The Cooking Adventures program gives children opportunities to participate in fun, developmentally appropriate cooking experiences. They will learn about recipes, ingredients, cooking vocabulary, and the importance of a healthy diet. The curriculum includes lessons on picnics, pizza, and heart-healthy meals.


The Math Adventures enrichment program is designed to teach important mathematics concepts such as geometry, numbers, measurement, and probability. Your child will learn about length, height, and weight. He will learn about shapes and solids. He will learn how to add, subtract, multiply, and count money. Math is everywhere and giving your child every advantage now will add up to success later in life.


Ongoing research proves that early exposure to music helps children think, reason, create, and express themselves. Children will laugh and learn about rhythm, vocal melodies, and a variety of musical genres and instruments, which can lower stress and advance memory. Learning never sounded so good.

Phonics & Reading Adventures

Set your child up for advanced success with literacy through phonics, the study of letters and sounds. Reader books, games, and activity cards help your child understand the basics of vowels and blending syllables, giving him confidence and command of language.

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  1. Sunday January 01, 2017
    1. January's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Light and Dark, plus the Sky and Weather

      Through shadow play, experiments with flashlights, observing the Sun and more, infants and toddlers will enjoy learning about light and dark this month. Infants continue sensory development by looking at contrasting patterns and at objects that are clearly defined by sharp edges and bright colors, while toddlers will build on their understanding of the light and dark concepts with play around daytime and nighttime. The older Discovery Preschool children will turn their attention to the sky as they learn about weather, the Moon, the Sun, and stars.

      Children 4–5 years old: Transportation, Healthy Bodies, and Winter

      For children in the Preschool and Kindergarten classrooms, January is filled with variety! They’ll begin by learning about transportation and studying how things get from “here” to “there.” A few weeks later, the focus will shift to health and bodies, with an emphasis placed on how to make good choices for a growing body. Towards the end of the month, children will be introduced to the transformative nature of the winter season and learn how to dress and take care of themselves when it’s cold outside. 

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

Teachers & Staff

We would like to welcome you to Shannon Park KinderCare!! We are here to support all of your child care needs. We are very eager to learn more about you and your family and can't wait for you to join our KinderCare family. I hope that you will find our teachers to be some of the most dedicated, caring and qualified in the industry. It truly is our teachers and their passion for learning that makes our Shannon Park KinderCare so unique! We have very little turnover here at our school, our teachers really do love what they do and anyone who has seen our school can attest to that! We can't wait to meet you!

  • Michelle Jones

    Michelle Jones, Center Director

    I love to be a part of the children's home to school connection.

    Ms. Michelle J. is the Center Director of the Shannon Park KinderCare. She likes being able to see the children grow and develop into their own little people. She likes to make personal relationships with all the families.

    Previous Experience:
    Michelle has previous Child Care Center experience.
    Year Started:
    12 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    11 Years
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Michelle Genske

    Michelle Genske, Assistant Director

    I enjoy being able to see the children grow and develop in their early childhood years.

    Ms. Michelle G. has been at the Shannon Park KinderCare for 17 years. She enjoys seeing all the children come in the morning with big smiles on their faces eager to learn and discover new things. She really likes making the lasting memories with the families that attend the Shannon Park KinderCare.

    Year Started:
    18 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    17 years
    Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Ms. Andrea, Infants

    To me each day is a new day to make a positive change in a child's life.

    Ms. Andrea works in our Infant classroom.  She has been taking Early Childhood Education classes since high school. Ms. Andrea enjoys caring for and watching the infants develop into their own personalities.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Andrea has prior experience working in Elementary Schools and Accredited Child Care Centers.
    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Degree in Childhood Psychology
  • Ms. Dawn, Infants

    I enjoy seeing the children big smiling faces and laughter everyday.

    Ms. Dawn loves working with the infants.  She enjoys making a difference in the lives of the children she cares for.

    Year Started:
    5 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Nina, Toddlers

    Making a difference in the life of a child really matters to me.

    Ms. Nina enjoys working our beloved toddlers.  She loves seeing the recognition on a child's face when they learn something new.

    Year Started:
    32 Years
    AA Degree
  • Ms. Kelly, Discovery Preschool Classroom

    I love my job because I get to watch a child grow from their first words up until they move to preschool and beyond.

    Ms. Kelly is our Discovery Preschool Teacher, she enjoys working with our two year old children. She enjoys the greetings that the children give her each day!

    Year Started:
    6 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    6 Years
    Degree in Human Development and Family Studies
  • Ms. Traci, Preschool

    I love seeing all the smiles on the children's faces when I come to work each and everyday.

    Ms. Traci enjoys watching the children grow into unique individuals.

    Year Started:
    24 Years
    Degree in Psychology
  • Ms. Kim, Preschool Classroom

    I love teaching children; it means getting to laugh and play with them as they learn and grow each day.

    Ms.Kim teaches Preschool to the 3 and 4 year old children. The class loves singing, dancing, reading stories, doing art projects, playing outside, writing, playing with toys and much more.

    Year Started:
    13 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Degree in Sociology
  • Ms. Kelsey, Pre Kindergarten

    Seeing the children's smiling faces and being so excited to see them walk in the classroom.

    I enjoy coming to work to see the children learn new things.  I also love watching them accomplish new things.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Arlen, Prekindergarten Classroom

    Year Started:
    3 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Cassie, Learning Adventures

    I love my job because I get to see the children learn new things and watch them apply that knowledge in life.

    Ms. Cassie is our Learning Adventures Teacher. She has been a teacher at the Shannon Park KinderCare for 5 years. She loves coming to work to see all the children's smiling faces and all the hugs that she gets everyday.

    Previous Experience:
    Ms. Cassie has previously worked at another Childcare Center
    Year Started:
    9 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
    10 Years
    Child Development Associate Credential
  • Ms. Tara, Chef

    I love cooking and sharing my love of cooking with the children at KinderCare.

    Ms. Tara enjoys preparing and cooking our health, nutritional meals and snacks.

    Year Started:
    4 Years
  • Ms. Ashley, Multi-Age Specialist

    I love my job because I get the privilege to teach children their letters, numbers, how to write and even how to read.


    Year Started:
    11 Years
    Years in ECE industry:
  • Ms. Caity, Preschool

    Year Started:
    2 Years
    Years in ECE industry:

December 2016 Events

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  1. Thursday December 01, 2016
    1. December's Learning Focus

      Children 6 weeks to 3 years old: Family, Friends, and Things that Go!

      Infants and toddlers will be exploring family and friends, while three-year-olds will focus on things that go vroom! Social and emotional development is foundational to growth and development in babies, so this month, infants and toddlers will participate in activities that reinforce their connection to family while also exploring connections that exist outside their home, such as friends. Meanwhile, their older friends in Discovery Preschool will learn about and play around with things that move (like bicycles, cars, buses, trains, and airplanes), which are all very exciting for little ones as they continue to explore the world outside their homes. 

      Children 4–5 years old: My Country + Tools and Machines

      The four- and five-year-olds continue exploring the world around them by learning about the state and country they live in! They’ll sings songs, play games based on travel, and learn about flags, state foods, and more. Children will also be introduced to cardinal directions (east, west, north, and south) and gain an appreciation for travel and meeting new friends from different places. 

      Children are naturally fascinated with machines and how things work and are put together. So to encourage that fascination, during the second half of this month children will learn about and play around with tools and machines. In addition to building literacy skills by using the names of machines and tools, children will develop math skills by graphing information, counting wheels, and more.

  2. Monday December 26, 2016
    1. Center Closed in Observance of Christmas Day

About Our Center

Our staff would like to welcome you to visit our center. The staff takes pride in keeping up to date with the latest trends in Early Childhood Education. Ongoing training is offered to the staff during the year at the center and through the various training opportunities in the community.

Meals & Menus

Meals Served

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • PM Snack

Holidays Observed

We observe the following holidays:

  • New Year's Day
  • President's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • 4th of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Day after Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day

Please note that because holidays observed may vary between centers, please be sure to check with your Center Director for specific closures.

Health and Safety

Our goal is to promote the enhancement of a child's development, the growth of the staff, the support of the parents and the quality of our program. We are taking every step to ensure the health and safety of all children and staff in our program.

At KinderCare, what families say about us means a lot. Read below some of the great experiences our families have had with us.

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If you have a story about your experience at KinderCare, please share your story with us.

We LOVE our Shannon Park KinderCare!!!  We are so happy with the care and 'extras' they offer.  We are proud to say that our son will be going to Kindergarten knowing how to read.  We could of not of done without KinderCare's wonderful phonics program!!  I would highly recommend Shannon Park KinderCare to anyone looking for child care.

- Father

As a parent, I cannot say enough great things about the teachers, staff and Shannon Park KinderCare center! My husband and I have been bringing our children to KinderCare since 2006. We started our daughter at another daycare center and ran into issues with the care she had been receiving.  As new parents, we were very concerned that this was a regular occurrence in all centers.  When we checked out Shannon Park KinderCare in Rosemount, we knew that the care she would receive there would be different.  We could just tell that the staff loved their jobs and the children loved them because of it.  The class structures and routines really help kids learn not only basics (like ABCs and 123s) but also how to be good citizens.  We believe that the KinderCare program really gives kids a head start for school.  When it was time for our daughter to start Kindergarten, it was amazing how smooth the transition was.

- Mother

Our children started at the Shannon Park KinderCare in Rosemount five years ago in the infant room and two-year-old room. Five years later, we are still at the same KinderCare and LOVE IT!!

The KinderCare teachers become an extension of your family. The teachers in the younger classrooms are wonderful with the little ones. We never had to worry about nervous or anxious children because the teachers are quick to welcome the children into the classroom and they warm right up! The teachers in the Preschool and Prekindergarten rooms do a phenomenal job of preparing children for Kindergarten. Our children have grown very attached to so many of the teachers. It shows by how excited they are when they see their teachers and how often they talk about them when they are at home. They still seek out teachers from previous years to say hello and give them hugs!

This KinderCare center has a very low staff turnover compared to other centers. Most of the teachers that were at KinderCare when my children started five years ago are still here today. It's reassuring to know our children are spending their day with people committed to helping them learn and grow.

I can't say enough wonderful things about the Center Director and Assistant Center Director. They are always present and engaged in the classrooms and day to day activities. We have never had any major issues with this center, but for the occasional minor issues they have always been quick to act and respond. I always feel like they are working with me and not against me - so important as a parent!

The Learning Adventures programs - Wow!!! I cannot say enough great things about these programs! My children have participated in the Music, Cooking, Math and Phonics programs during our time at KinderCare and have loved all of them! I would recommend any of them but if you can only choose one, the Phonics program is top-notch! My oldest daughter started Kindergarten this year and thanks to the Phonics program and the Prekindergarten curriculum, she was mastering sight words, reading simple books and was even starting to write words based on how they sounded. This program is worth every penny!

I would absolutely recommend the Shannon Park KinderCare to anyone and I am so thankful for the roll this center has played in the lives of our two children.

- Mother

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