Mission Statement

Unique and Valuable

At Growing Minds Family Daycare, our mission is to provide high quality care for families with engaging, nurturing environment, and high quality food. Our goal is to create an environment where children can connect to their teacher and peers, have nourishment that not only fills their bellies but is nutritious, and learn and play to prepare for the world outside of daycare.


About Ms. Sheighlyn

Owner and Lead Teacher

I, Ms. Sheighlyn, grew up in Connecticut where I attended Eastern Connecticut State University and earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Women's Studies. After college I worked in social services, mostly working with people with mental illness. In 2013, I met my husband, Ross, who was in the Navy and that took us to live in Honolulu, HI, and San Diego, CA. There we started a family with Rex. Then Dorothy and Zelda when we moved to Minnesota. While living in San Diego, I attended a DONA Birth and Postpartum Doula Training and began attending births. Once moving to Minnesota I continued with births until Dorothy was born when I decided to stay home as long as I could. 

In early 2019, it was time to go back to work. I decided the best place to start was at a daycare center. After working at 2 different daycare centers over the course of 5 months, I realized that although I LOVED being a daycare teacher. The center environment was not the right place for me. 

That is how Growing Minds Family Daycare was created. I wanted my kids to grow up in a place I was comfortable with. My goal is to create a high-quality family daycare, with some of the good things about a center and all of the good things about family care. My goal is not to be like other daycares, but to create something new and valuable. I know how important early childhood education is and I strive to prepare children from babies to preschoolers for school and beyond.