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Eden Prairie, MN (Shady Oak)

Eden Prairie's Trusted Daycare and Preschool

New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie is located conveniently off Highway 62, Shady Oak Road, and Interstate 494, near Bryant Lake Regional Park in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. We have been serving Eden Prairie families with quality childcare and early education services since 1989. Our school has two infant classrooms, a toddler room, and three preschool classrooms. At our Eden Prairie childcare, we use a comprehensive curriculum that includes character development, STEAM, literacy, motor skills, and more, all with an emphasis on building confident and excited learners. We are NAEYC accredited and hold a four-star rating through Minnesota Parent Aware. We’d love to show you our Eden Prairie daycare center! Please contact us with any questions or to schedule a tour.

Awards and Accolades

Meet Our Eden Prairie School Director


I have my B.S. in Elementary Education from SCSU. I live in Linden Hills and have been the only director at our school since it opened. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, gardening, yoga, and reading.

Education – St. Cloud State University

Years of Early Childhood Education Experience: 39

What do you like about early childhood?

The children….I love seeing them experience life in the moment!

What makes your school unique?

We have lots of long-term teachers, are NAEYC accredited, and are very much a family here at New Horizon Academy – Eden Prairie Shady Oak!

What is your favorite children’s book?

“Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch

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The New Horizon Academy – Eden Prairie location is a hidden gem. Great staff, great neighborhood, great app, and we as parents feel cared for knowing our 3-month-old son is in the best hands. The Eden Prairie teachers have so much experience and our son loves being there! You can just feel it when you’re in the right place. This school is 100% worth the money.

— Nicole, New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie parent

Where to Start

We understand that choosing an early education and child care program for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. That is why we have created a step-by-step guide to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education program you choose for your child.

Step 1: Schedule a tour.

Step 2: Use our Quality Child Care Checklist to help you make an informed decision about the early care and education you choose for your child.

Step 3: Complete the Enrollment Agreement and other required forms to enroll your child at New Horizon Academy. Contact your School Director for more information regarding the electronic forms.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or if you want to plan your visit to one of our schools. Thank you for considering New Horizon Academy. We are eager to partner with you during this incredible time in your child’s growth and development.

Our Loving and Caring Teachers

Our loving and caring teachers are eager to meet you and your child, and look forward to playing an important role in your child’s early education.

  • Our teachers are passionate about teaching and are dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing, and educational environment for your child.
  • Our knowledgeable, professionally trained, degreed teachers provide learning experiences and support to cultivate lifelong learning and assist your child to grow to their fullest potential.
  • All teachers must pass a background check, attend ongoing professional training, and be certified in both CPR and first aid.

Our Number One Priority

At New Horizon Academy, providing a safe and healthy environment for the children entrusted into our care is our number one priority. We take many precautions to ensure that this commitment if fulfilled every day.

Daycare teacher practicing handwashing with toddler in the classroom

Stay Connected

Our teachers will keep you up-to-date on your child’s day and help you stay connected and informed. Via our mobile app, you will receive information about:

  • Special moments
  • Fun learning activities
  • Cherished photos
  • And, so much more!

So, while you are at work, you have peace of mind that your child is healthy, safe, learning, and having fun!

Exclusive Features at Eden Prairie - Shady Oak

Explore some of the things that make our Eden Prairie daycare unique!

Our Learning Programs

We are so happy with the care and education our daughter receives at New Horizon Academy. All the teachers know her, she comes home telling me stories about all the things she’s learned each day, and her vocabulary and curiosity are off the charts! She’s made lots of friends and claps when we arrive at school each morning because she is so excited.

— Elizabeth, New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie parent
Frequently Asked Questions

Our Eden Prairie daycare center is open Monday-Friday every day with the exception of nine holidays:

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Indigenous Peoples’ Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day


*On Christmas Eve, New Horizon Academy closes at 3:00 p.m.


*If one of these holidays falls on a weekend, it will be observed on either Friday or Monday.


*Our school will remain open during inclement weather to ensure children still have access to quality childcare.

Yes! At New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie (Shady Oak), we have an on-site cook trained in nutrition, USDA guidelines, and proper portions for young children. Our school provides nutritious and nourishing meals every day including breakfast, lunch, and snack. All meals are included in the cost of tuition.


If your child has a special nutritional need, a food allergy, or requires adaptation to our menu, please alert our school director, and we will partner with your family to create a suitable meal plan.


View a Sample Meal Plan

Our Eden Prairie school offers both full-time and part-time schedules to accommodate the different needs of our families.


Please contact our school director for current childcare openings and availability.


Contact Us

At New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie (Shady Oak), we follow Minnesota state guidelines for licensed daycare staff-to-child ratios:

  • Infant classroom – 1:4
  • Toddler classroom – 1:7
  • Preschool classroom – 1:10
  • Pre-k classroom – 1:10

At New Horizon Academy Eden Prairie (Shady Oak), daycare tuition rates vary by:

  • Number of children you’re enrolling
  • Age of children
  • Number of days per week daycare is needed


Please fill out our contact form or schedule a tour, and our school director will provide your family with personalized tuition rates.


Request Eden Prairie Tuition Rates

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