Shelly Boloor, Center Director
Meet Shelly Boloor, Our Center Director
At KinderCare Since: 2014
Education: Bachelor of Science
Favorite Children's Book: Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
Meet Shelly Boloor! She is the Center Director at Eden Prairie KinderCare Aztec in Minnesota. Shelly attended Rasmussen College, where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. She also has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Leadership. Shelly has been with KinderCare since 2014 and has 15 years of experience working with children. Every day, Shelly looks forward to interacting with children and helping them grow in a safe and healthy environment. "It takes a village to raise a child." - Unknown. Outside of work, Shelly enjoys traveling and spending time with her children and granddaughter.
AMERICA’S MOST ACCREDITED
Nationally only 10% of daycares are accredited - nearly 100% of our learning centers are. That’s a big difference, and that means KinderCare kids are getting the very best. Here’s why.
Eden Prairie KinderCare Aztec Programs
Infant Programs (6 weeks–1 year)
Leaving your baby in someone else’s care is a big step. Everyone at our centers—most importantly, our naturally gifted infant teachers—will work with you to make sure the transition goes smoothly. When you step into our infant classroom, you’ll see how much we want your infant to feel safe, loved, and ready to explore their world.
Toddler Programs (1–2 Years)
Everything in our toddler classroom is designed for little explorers. That’s because a lot is going on at this age. When your child is wandering all over the place, that means they’re learning and discovering new things every day. We’ll help them explore their interests (and find new ones!) as they play and learn.
Discovery Preschool Programs (2–3 Years)
This age is filled with so much wonder and curiosity. That’s why we offer a ton of books and toys and bring artwork down to kids eye level. Children in discovery preschool also begin to learn how we all work together in a classroom. Simple math and science, pretend play, and group play help them get used to a more structured school setting.
Preschool Programs (3–4 Years)
This age is all about expression, when kids really start to form their own ideas about what they want to play and how they want to create. Every day in our preschool classroom, your child will explore science experiments, create artwork, and play pretend—all the skills needed for their big next step: kindergarten!
Prekindergarten Programs (4–5 Years)
When you walk into one of our pre-K classrooms, you’ll see artwork and writing displayed around the room. Labels are everywhere to help kids connect letters with words. You’ll also see pictures on the walls that reflect the families in our community. Your child will also deepen their knowledge in language, math, science, Spanish, and social skills.
Before- and After-School Programs (5–12 Years)
You can count on us to provide reliable care for your school-ager while you’re at work, with safe transportation from our center to your child’s school and back! Whether your child wants to start a drama club, build a volcano, or create a comic book, they will have a place to follow their dreams. Your child will start and end the day with a whole lot of fun!
School Break Programs (preschool, prekindergarten, and school-age)
Winter break, spring break, summer break—when school’s out (but you still need to work), you can count on KinderCare to provide a safe and supportive learning environment that’s focused on fun. We welcome children ages 5–12 during school break times and make sure they have a sensational, screen-free experience they won’t forget.
Participating Child Care Aware Center
KinderCare partners with Child Care Aware® of America to offer fee assistance for Active Duty military families and flexible support to fit their needs when care at a Child Development Center on the installation is not available.
Learning Adventures - Enrichment Program
Cooking Academy™ (3 – 12 Years)
In Cooking Academy, kids learn new recipes from cultures around the world and develop a healthy relationship with food. They’ll whip up everything from Southwest rainbow lettuce wraps to pumpkin muffins, building their skills in STEM, communication, and more along the way. And yes—little chefs get to eat their culinary creations!
Music Explorers™ (2 – 4 Years)
KinderCare families are already giving a standing ovation to our newest Learning Adventures program: Music Explorers! Kids will learn to sing, move, listen, play instruments, and even create their own tunes. Our original curriculum blends math, science, social studies, literacy, and mindfulness (think yoga!) for a uniquely KinderCare way of learning the foundations of music.
Phonics Adventures® (2 – 4 Years)
Learning how to read is a whole lot of fun at KinderCare! We help kids grow to love books and words (and get ready for kindergarten) in our Phonics Adventures program. From discovering the basics of vowels to practicing poetry, kids learn all about letters and sounds in small-group lessons made just for their age group. (Bonus: Kids who attend our phonics program are more prepared than their peers for school—and we have the data to prove it.)
STEM Innovators (3-8 Years)
You’ve probably heard a lot about how important STEM education is for your child, but what does that really mean? Our STEM Innovators program takes kids’ natural ability to make sense of the world and applies it to robotics, chemistry, coding, geology, and more. While your child experiments, they’ll discover how to use technology to do amazing things!
We're the only company in early childhood education to select teachers based on natural talent. Being a great educator isn't enough though. KinderCare teachers are also amazing listeners, nurturers, boo-boo fixers, and smile-makers. Put more simply, we love our teachers and your child will, too.
Meet just a few of our amazing KinderCare teachers!
A KINDERCARE TEACHER WITH
An Artist's Heart
"My classroom is full of art!” says Mary Annthipie-Bane, an award-winning early childhood educator at KinderCare. Art and creative expression, she says, help children discover who they really are.
We put our best-in-class teachers in a best-in-class workplace. We're so proud to have been named one of Gallup's 37 winners of the Great Workplace Award. When you put great teachers in an engaging center, your children will experience an amazing place to learn and grow.
Don't take our word for it. Hear what our families have to say about our amazing center!
My daughter started at KinderCare a little over a year ago and I’ve been nothing but impressed with the experience. I was apprehensive when we started as we had just left a bad daycare experience. However, within the first week all my worries were washed away. Right away I could see the love and attention my daughter was receiving, including the fact that even the teachers from other classrooms knew her name. After being there a short time, I really noticed my daughter blossoming and excelling. The infant teacher always took the time to talk to me; telling me what my daughter was doing at school and hearing what she was doing at home. In one of these conversations, the infant teacher told me that she was glad I told her what my daughter did at home because it helped her identify where she was developmentally, so that she could work with her at the right level. This impressed me greatly. Not only was my daughter being engaged but the teacher was taking the time to individualize the developmental activities to what my daughter needed and not based solely on her age. This attention to individual needs continued with everything else I saw at the center, from making sure kids were full (2 servings if still hungry) to extra art time for those kids who are sensory and love art. This is all balanced with structure, manners, laughter, games, and lots of love. I honestly wonder how they manage to get all this done and still get through diapers, potty training, changes of clothes for outdoor play, and cleaning the room. If only I could find a way to balance all this at home. Lastly, but not least, I am a huge fan of the cultural and economic diversity at the center. The staff and directors at this center are full of energy, truly care for the children, and are always willing to make time to talk. My daughter loves going to “school” everyday, we are comfortable and happy knowing she is well cared for.”
Jennifer H. - KinderCare Parent
Our daughter is now three and she still loves it there. By the end of a weekend at home with us she is asking for us to bring her back to school so she can see her friends and teachers. She is also well educated and socially confident. We enrolled her in the Music and Phonics classes offered at KinderCare. Our pediatrician always comments how advanced she is and how well she is progressing. The consistent structure used with their curriculum help shape our child’s cognitive, physical, and social development. Most importantly they work with you on what YOU want your child to learn and what is most important to YOUR family. It only works if you are just as involved as your child’s educator is with your child’s education. We are fully confident and comfortable with the fact that our child will have no problem being prepared when she has to attend Kindergarten in a few years.”
Niya G. - KinderCare Parent
After interviewing many day care centers and home day care providers, we were very happy when we toured the KinderCare center in Eden Prairie on Aztec Drive. It was apparent from the tour and other parents’ testimonies that the center we chose has a director and staff who are dedicated to doing a great job. Our daughter has been there for over a year now and we have not had one moment of regret. Having had our daughter in another school first really made us appreciate the job the KinderCare staff does. Our daughter has obviously benefited from the care and attention that she has received at KinderCare. I am amazed by how much she has learned and developed every week. I am glad we are doing this for our daughter and am confident she would not receive the same level of care at any other school or day care provider.”
Tracy and Joseph N. - KinderCare Parent
Who Are KinderCare Families?
They hail from hundreds of cities across the country from countless backgrounds, and proudly represent every walk in life. What our families have in common, though, is the want to give their children the best start in life. We are so proud to be their partner in parenting.
Hear from just a few of our amazing KinderCare families.
A Globe-Trotting Family Finds A
Home in Houston
Four young children, four different passports, two languages, two full-time jobs…oh, and a few triathlons thrown in for good measure. Meet the globe-trotting Colettas—a family on the go.
Frequently Asked Questions
What accreditations does KinderCare have?
We are your trusted caregiver. Our centers are state-licensed and regularly inspected to make sure everything meets or exceeds standards, including child-to-teacher ratios and safe facilities. Our centers aren’t just licensed—most are accredited, too! Find out more.
Do you offer part-time schedules at Eden Prairie KinderCare Aztec?
Everybody’s schedule is different. We’re happy to offer quality, affordable part-time and full-time childcare. Drop-in care may also be available. Reach out to your Center Director to learn more.
How does naptime work at Eden Prairie KinderCare Aztec?
Our teachers meet every child’s needs during naptime. Our teachers know how to get babies to nap. In fact, they are pros at getting children of any age to nap. Visit our article on "10 Ways We Help Kids Get a Great Daycare Nap" to learn more.
Do you support alternative diets?
We strive to be as inclusive as possible. To that point, we provide a vegetarian option at mealtime, take care to not serve common allergens and can adapt menus based on your child’s food sensitivities. If your child has additional needs, we’ll work with you to figure out a plan.
Are meals included in tuition? Can I choose to send my child with lunch?
We provide nutritious meals and snacks developed by a registered dietician to meet the needs of rapidly growing bodies and minds. If your child has special dietary requirements and you would prefer to bring in their lunch, please make arrangements with the center director.
Does my child need to be potty-trained?
Every child begins toilet learning at a different age. Until your child shows an interest in toilet learning, we’ll provide diaper changes on an as-needed basis. When your child shows an interest, we'll discuss how to work together to encourage toilet learning.