Meet the Owner

Our goal is that parents should feel at ease while they are at work knowing that their child is in a safe, loving, nurturing environment where they can have fun and learn. We strive to provide excellence in developing young minds for the future. We are confident we can provide that here at Ivy Kids Early Learning Center in Alamo Ranch.

At Ivy Kids, we believe in the importance of family and in creating a nurturing educational home-away-from environment for children. Our families as group owners truly believe that one of the best gifts we can give children is the best start in their early childhood education.

The Sherali family includes Bashnin – an experienced educator who developed a love for learning and a passion for teaching from a young age, graduating from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2012 with a Bachelors in Education (Cum Laude). She is certified in Early Childhood education all the way up to 8th grade and has been teaching since 2013. Her husband Shehmir is a passionate businessman and strongly believes in individualized education. He received his degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2011 with a Bachelors’s in Business Management and a Minor in Finance. As parents of two wonderful kids, the Sherali’s recognize that high-quality education is of the utmost priority to help build a strong social and educational foundation in early childhood years.

The Mohamedali family includes FayyazAli and Shumaila. Both graduates from the University of Houston. FayyazAli graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Shumaila graduated with a Bachelor’s in Finance and Marketing. Shumaila then pursued her passion for graduate studies and received her MBA from the University of Saint Thomas. Over the past 21 years, Shumaila and FayyazAli have both been part of several corporate positions from Real Estate, Pension Consulting, Medical Billing to Risk Management, and Commodities trading. As working parents of three children, we understand the importance of the formative early childhood years and it is rewarding to now contribute and make a positive difference to our community through Ivy Kids.

It’s such a privilege and dream for both our families to have the opportunity to pursue this journey to help parents and children achieve their dreams by starting with a solid foundation in early childhood education. We are grateful that you are choosing to create a partnership with us. We believe Ivy Kids’ commitment to curriculum development, science programs, and nutritious meals for growing children helps in preparing children for a successful future.

The Sherali & Mohamedali families


Meet the Director

Julie Zarate

Julie Zarate has been educating students and mentoring teachers in Early Childhood Education for over eleven years. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Texas at  San Antonio in 2008. She obtained a bilingual certification, where she was fortunate enough to serve the San Antonio area schools. In the 11 years of her service, she has worked as a certified bilingual education teacher with children from ages preschool to 5th grade. She has also mentored and taught future teachers the skills needed to become an educator. With this experience, she has discovered that a child’s early development is one of the most critical foundational pieces in their life.

As your director, she plans to ensure that both parents and students feel valued and safe while attending Ivy Kids Early Learning Center. Her goal is to put your child’s needs first. She will ensure the lines of communication are clear and build a relationship with our families based on respect, trust, and integrity. This philosophy helps her go beyond the standard that your child deserves. With these standards set in place, your child will have the freedom to create, observe, engage, and explore in a warm and welcoming environment.

Meet the Education Director

Candace Rincon

Candace Rincon has been in Early Childhood Education for 12 years servicing the San Antonio and Corpus Christi areas, guiding both children and teachers to be the best that they can be.

She holds a Director’s Credential, is pursuing her degree in Early Childhood Education, and has hundreds of training hours under her belt to make sure she uses the most up-to-date and best practices for your child.

As the Education Director, she is fully committed and passionate about providing a caring, fun, and engaging learning environment where our students can flourish with our amazing curriculum that lays a solid foundation for future learning. Her goal is to make a difference in our community at the grassroots level by giving your child the knowledge and skills to succeed in school and in life.

Live Web Cam

Ivy Kids is proud to partner with WatchMeGrow’s classroom monitoring program.
You can sign up to see a live stream of your child’s classroom from your smartphone or desktop computer.


Mobile Phone Apps:
For iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad: please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the iPhone Apps on the App Store.
For Android Devices: Please look for the free WatchMeGrow app in the Play Store.

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