Welcome to Little Dragonflies Childcare

Located in Shakopee, MN (just off 169 & Marschall Road). Newly opened, licensed Family Child Care, with 14 years of  child care experience, 10 years at a Montessori school in St. Paul (4 years as lead teacher & 6 years as Director of School), four years as a Nanny, & now a Mommy too!

I look forward to caring for your child in my home. My goals are to provide a safe, fun, & loving environment where children can engage in creative play, learn without pressure, and thrive in a home-like atmosphere.

You will find a wide array of activities at Little Dragonflies Childcare for each stage of your child’s development. We will work on large and small motor skills, literacy skills, physical, cognitive, emotional, and social developmental skills. Little Dragonflies Childcare will encourage your child to be the unique individual they are by encouraging their interests & developing skills with child-led choices & individual attention

Daily Schedule

7:00: Little Dragonflies Childcare opens

7:30-8:30: Breakfast & Free Play

8:30-9:30: Group Time/Art Time

9:30-10:00: Clean up/Get ready to go outside

10:00-11:00: Outside Play (weather permitting) or Large Muscle Activity

11:00-12:00: Lunch

12:00-12:30: Reading Time

12:30-2:30: Rest/Nap/Quiet Time

2:30-3:00: Snack time

3:00-4:00: Outside time (weather permitting) or Large Muscle Activity

4:00-4:30: Group Time/Art Time

4:30-5:30: Children’s Choice & Goodbye


*This schedule will be a general guideline of our day, the day may change, depending on the needs/moods of the group.

* Infant parents, I will work with you on a individualized schedule for your child.




Newsletters will be put out every other month

About Me

My Family:  Melissa, Matt, & Christian

Pets:  Tilly (dog)

A Few of My Favorite Things:  Purple, Mexican Food, Dragonflies, Harry Potter, This is Us, Coffee

Hobbies:  Reading, Biking, Yoga,

Places I’ve lived:  Melrose, MN, Aitkin, MN, St. Paul, MN, Shakopee, MN

Education:  B.A. from Bethel University in English Literature and Writing with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language

Childcare Experience:  10 years at Children’s House Montessori in St. Paul (4 years as lead teacher & 6 years as Director of School), Four years as a Nanny, & now a Mommy too!

Trainings in the last 24 months:  First Aid & CPR, Health, Safety, & Nutrition,Parent-Provider Partnerships, Child Growth & Development, Child Curriculum, Child Guidance, Risk Reduction, Supervision for Safety, The Early Childhood Professional, Abusive Head Trauma, SUDC

Favorite Thing About Children:  Watching their unique personalities blossom.


Hours of Operation: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm (everyday)

Little Dragonflies will be closed on these days in 2018:


Monday, January 1st

Monday, May 28th

Wednesday, July 4th

Monday, Sept. 3rd

Thursday, Nov. 22nd

Friday, Nov. 23rd

Monday, Dec. 24th

Tuesday, Dec. 25th


March 19th-March 23rd

July 5th-July 6th

Dec. 26th-Dec. 28th